1969 European Cup Final

association football match

The 1969 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, on 28 May 1969. Milan of Italy played against Ajax of the Netherlands to be the champions of Europe that season. Ajax made history by becoming the first Dutch side to reach the final. Although they were beaten by their Italian opponents 4–1.[1][2]

1969 European Cup Final
Event1968–69 European Cup
Date28 May 1969
VenueSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid
RefereeJosé María Ortiz de Mendíbil (Spain)
Attendance31,782
1968
1970
Advertising poster for the game

As of 2022, Pierino Prati is the most recent player to score a hat-trick in a European Cup or Champions League final.

Route to the finalEdit

Milan had a bye in the second round due to the withdrawal of a number of Eastern European clubs from the competition.

In the quarter-finals, eventual finalists Ajax were deadlocked 4–4 on aggregate against Portuguese side Benfica after two legs, forcing a replay. The Dutch champions won 3–0 in the replay. It took extra time to do so.

Milan Round Ajax
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Play-off
  Malmö FF 5–3 1–2 (A) 4–1 (H) First round   Nürnberg 5–1 1–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
Bye Second round   Fenerbahçe 4–0 2–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
  Celtic 1–0 0–0 (H) 1–0 (A) Quarter-finals   Benfica 4–4 (r) 3–1 (A) 1–3 (aet) (H) 3–0 (aet)
  Manchester United 2–1 2–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Semi-finals   Spartak Trnava 3–2 3–0 (H) 0–2 (A)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

Milan  4–1  Ajax
Prati   7'40'75'
Sormani   67'
Report Vasović   60' (pen.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Milan[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ajax[3]
GK 1   Fabio Cudicini
RB 2   Angelo Anquilletti
LB 3   Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
RH 4   Roberto Rosato
CH 5   Saul Malatrasi
LH 6   Giovanni Trapattoni
OR 7   Kurt Hamrin
IR 8   Giovanni Lodetti
CF 9   Angelo Sormani
IL 10   Gianni Rivera (c)
OL 11   Pierino Prati
Manager:
  Nereo Rocco
 
GK 1   Gert Bals (c)
RB 2   Wim Suurbier   46'
CB 3   Barry Hulshoff
CB 4   Velibor Vasović
LB 5   Theo van Duivenbode
RH 6   Henk Groot   46'
LH 7   Anton Pronk
RW 8   Sjaak Swart
CF 9   Inge Danielsson
CF 10   Johan Cruyff
LW 11   Piet Keizer
Substitutes:
FW 12   Klaas Nuninga   46'
MF 13   Bennie Muller   46'
GK 14   Heinz Stuy
MF 15   Gerrie Mühren
MF 16   Ruud Suurendonk
Manager:
  Rinus Michels

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Il mondo ai piedi del Milan di Rocco". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. "Coppa Campioni 1968/69: MILAN" (in Italian). storiedicalcio.altervista.org. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "2011/12 UEFA Champions League statistics handbook: History (European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, 1955–2011)" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 28 May 2011. p. 7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2019.

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