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1972 European Cup Final

1972 European Cup Final
Event 1971–72 European Cup
Date 31 May 1972
Venue De Kuip, Rotterdam
Man of the Match Johan Cruijff
Referee Robert Helles (France)
Attendance 61,354

The 1972 European Cup Final was a football match held at De Kuip, Rotterdam, on 31 May 1972, that saw Ajax of the Netherlands defeat Internazionale of Italy 2-0. Two second-half goals from Johan Cruyff gave Ajax their second success in the competition, after their 1971 victory. This game is often said to be Total Football's greatest moment, Ajax dominated much of the game as Inter defended desperately.


  • Route to the final 1
  • Match 2
    • Details 2.1
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Route to the final

Ajax Round Internazionale
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Dynamo Dresden 2–0 2–0 (H) 0–0 (A) First round AEK Athens 6–4 4–1 (H) 2–3 (A)
Marseille 6–2 2–1 (A) 4–1 (H) Second round Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–2 4–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
Arsenal 3–1 2–1 (H) 1–0 (A) Quarter-finals Standard Liège 2–2 (a) 1–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
Benfica 1–0 1–0 (H) 0–0 (A) Semi-finals Celtic 0–0 (5–4 p) 0–0 (H) 0–0 (aet) (A)



31 May 1972
Ajax 2–0 Internazionale
Cruijff Goal 47'78'
Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 61,354
Referee: Robert Helies (France)
GK 1 Heinz Stuy
DF 3 Wim Suurbier
DF 13 Barry Hulshoff
DF 12 Horst Blankenburg
DF 5 Ruud Krol
MF 7 Johan Neeskens
MF 15 Arie Haan
MF 9 Gerrie Mühren
FW 8 Sjaak Swart
FW 14 Johan Cruijff
FW 11 Piet Keizer (c)
Stefan Kovacs
GK 1 Ivano Bordon
DF 2 Mauro Bellugi
DF 3 Giacinto Facchetti
DF 5 Mario Giubertoni Substituted off 12'
DF 6 Tarcisio Burgnich
MF 4 Gabriele Oriali
MF 8 Gianfranco Bedin
MF 10 Sandro Mazzola (c)
MF 11 Mario Frustalupi
FW 7 Jair da Costa Substituted off 56'
FW 9 Roberto Boninsegna
MF 12 Mario Bertini Substituted in 12'
MF 16 Sergio Pellizzaro Substituted in 56'
Giovanni Invernizzi

See also

External links

  • 1971-72 season at UEFA website
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