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European Cup Finals 1970 - 1979

bob paisley with european cup & division 1 trophyPlay-offs were abandoned for the 1969-70 tournament in favour of away goals with extra time in the second leg if necessary: if scores were still level the winner was decided by the toss of a coin. This method was replaced by the penalty shoot-out in 1970-71 but the final would go still to a replay if drawn after extra time. The balance of power shifted decisively towards northern Europe with Dutch, German and English teams dominant.

(Photograph courtesy of The Liverpool Echo)

1969 - 1970

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Feyenoord 2 Celtic 1 (after extra time)

San Siro, Milan (53,187)
15 April 1970

Dutch football entered a golden age with a host of talented home grown stars playing with the concept of Total Football. The attendance of 136,505 for Celtic's semi-final second-leg tie with Leeds United remains the highest ever recorded for a UEFA match. There was no repeat of 1968, however, with the Dutch team coming from behind to win in extra time.


1970 - 1971

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Ajax 2 Panathinaikos 1

Wembley Stadium, London (90,000)
2 June 1971

Ajax matched the success of their Dutch rivals by dominating an unfancied Greek side to record their first European Cup win.


1971 - 1972

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Ajax 2 Internazionale 0

Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (67,000)
31 May 1972

Ajax retained the trophy in the Netherlands in a match hailed as a triumph for attacking total football over Inter's defensive catenaccio system.


1972 - 1973

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Ajax 1 Juventus 0

Stadion FK Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade (93,500)
30 May 1973

A goal by Johnny Rep in the fourth minute was all that Ajax needed to secure a hat-trick of European Cup wins against Juventus, appearing in their first final. The Dutch team dominated the defensive Turin side with their usual brand of flowing, attacking football, arrogantly stroking the ball about but failed to capitalise on their superiority with more goals.


1973 - 1974

bayern munich 1974

Bayern Munich

atletico madrid 1974

Atlético Madrid

Bayern Munich 4 Atlético Madrid 0
(Replay after 1-1 draw)

Heysel Stadium, Brussels (49,000: 23,000 for replay)
15 & 17 May 1974

For the first time a replay was needed to settle the competition, played between two sides making their first appearance in the final.


1974 - 1975

bayern munich 1975

Bayern Munich

leeds united 1975

Leeds United

Bayern Munich 2 Leeds United 0

Parc des Princes, Paris (50,000)
28 May 1975

On their day Leeds were capable of playing superb football but all too often they bottled it in domestic competition. They did so again against a powerful Bayern team led by Franz Beckenbauer.

(Keith Ellis)


1975 - 1976

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Bayern Munich

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Bayern Munich 1 Saint-Étienne 0

Hampden Park, Glasgow (54,864)
12 May 1975

Bayern completed a hat-trick of European Cup titles with a narrow win against a French team that won over the 20,000 neutral Scots in the crowd with a spirited display.

(Giovanni Cammareri)


1976 - 1977

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borussia monchengladbach 1977

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Liverpool 3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 1

Stadio Olimpico, Rome (57,000)
25 May 1977

A year after they won the UEFA Cup, Liverpool triumphed on an historic night in Rome that began an unprecedented run of success for English teams. The Reds led by a single goal at half-time but in the second half Borussia equalised. Tommy Smith restored Liverpool's lead after 64 minutes and Phil Neal sealed the game from a penalty with eight minutes left.


1977 - 1978

liverpool 1978


club brugge 1978

Club Brugge

Liverpool 1 Club Brugge 0

Wembley Stadium, London (92,000)
10 May 1978

Liverpool had adapted their play to stifle European opponents and then wear them down with patient but relentless pressure. Brugge approached the game with a defensive outlook, hoping to score on the break. Kenny Dalglish broke the deadlock with a goal after 64 minutes and an enormous, passionate crowd roared the Reds to victory.


1978 - 1979

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Nottingham Forest

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malmo ff 1979

Malmö FF

Nottingham Forest 1 Malmö FF 0

Olympiastadion, Munich (57,000)
30 May 1979

After winning the First Division title, Brian Clough had brought Trevor Francis in to strengthen his team. Under UEFA rules, Francis was not eligible to play until the final itself. Forest, who had beaten the defending champions, Liverpool, in the first round, named Francis in the starting line up and it was he that headed home the decisive goal at the end of the first half.

(Chris Worrall)

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