1987-88 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
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1987%E2%80%9388 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1987-88 European Cup Winners' Cup
Tournament details
Dates23 August 1987 - 11 May 1988
Teams32 (first round)
33 (qualifying)
Final positions
ChampionsBelgium Mechelen
Runners-upNetherlands Ajax
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Goals scored131 (2.08 per match)
Top scorer(s)Paulinho Cascavel
(6 goals)

The 1987-88 season of the European Cup Winners' Cup finished with a shock victory by Mechelen in the final against defending champions Ajax. This led to their 1988 European Super Cup title in the club's first ever European campaign (1987-89). As the next season's Belgian league victor it defended its title in a semifinal of the 1988-89 European Cup Winners' Cup. Financial problems have been keeping this last Belgian holder of any European cup away from a position to be as successful again.

Preliminary round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEL Limassol Cyprus 1-6 Czechoslovakia Dunajská Streda 0-1 1-5

First leg

Attendance: 10,000

Second leg

Dunajská Streda won 6-1 on aggregate.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mechelen Belgium 3-0 Romania Dinamo Bucure?ti 1-0 2-0
St Mirren Scotland 1-0 Norway Tromsø 1-0 0-0
Real Sociedad Spain 2-0 Poland ?l?sk Wroc?aw 0-0 2-0
Dinamo Minsk Soviet Union 4-1 Turkey Gençlerbirli?i 2-0 2-1
Vitosha Sofia Bulgaria 2-3 Greece OFI Crete 1-0 1-3
Merthyr Tydfil Wales 2-3 Italy Atalanta 2-1 0-2
ÍA Iceland 0-1 Sweden Kalmar FF 0-0 0-1 (aet)
Sporting CP Portugal 6-4 Austria Swarovski Tirol 4-0 2-4
Vllaznia Albania 6-0 Malta Sliema Wanderers 2-0 4-0
RoPS Finland 1-1 (a) Northern Ireland Glentoran 0-0 1-1
Lokomotive Leipzig East Germany 0-1 France Marseille 0-0 0-1
Aalborg BK Denmark 1-1 (2-4 p) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split 1-0 0-1 (aet)
Újpesti Dózsa Hungary 2-3 Netherlands Den Haag 1-0 1-3
Dunajská Streda Czechoslovakia 3-4 Switzerland Young Boys 2-1 1-3
Avenir Beggen Luxembourg 0-8 West Germany Hamburg 0-5 0-3
Ajax Netherlands 6-0 Republic of Ireland Dundalk 4-0 2-0

First leg

Attendance: 12,500

Attendance: 2,108

Sporting CP Portugal4-0Austria Swarovski Tirol
Sealy Goal 741
Cascavel Goal 24 (pen.)83

Attendance: 7,797

Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)

Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Eero Aho (Finland)

Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)

Attendance: 3,987

Attendance: 30,800

Ajax Netherlands4-0Republic of Ireland Dundalk
Rijkaard Goal 65
Blind Goal 73
Winter Goal 81
Stapleton Goal 85

Second leg

Glentoran Northern Ireland1-1Finland RoPS
Caskey Goal 65 Kallio Goal 63
Attendance: 2,000

1-1 on aggregate. RoPS won on away goals

Attendance: 1,500

Vllaznia won 6-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Pietro D'Elia (Italy)

Mechelen won 3-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 5,114

St Mirren won 1-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 35,000

Real Sociedad won 2-0 on aggregate.

Dinamo Minsk won 4-1 on aggregate.

Attendance: 12,000

OFI Crete won 3-2 on aggregate.

Atalanta won 3-2 on aggregate.

Attendance: 1,067

Kalmar FF won 1-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)

Sporting CP won 6-4 on aggregate.

Marseille won 1-0 on aggregate.

1-1 on aggregate. Hajduk Split won 4-2 on penalties.

Den Haag Netherlands3-1Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
Boere Goal 2224
Varga Goal 82 (o.g.)
Rostás Goal 89
Attendance: 11,500

Den Haag won 3-2 on aggregate.

Young Boys won 4-3 on aggregate.

Attendance: 6,500

Hamburg won 8-0 on aggregate.

Dundalk Republic of Ireland0-2Netherlands Ajax
Newe Goal 71 (o.g.)
Meijer Goal 87
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Ajax won 6-0 on aggregate.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mechelen Belgium 2-0 Scotland St Mirren 0-0 2-0
Real Sociedad Spain 1-1 (a) Soviet Union Dinamo Minsk 1-1 0-0
OFI Crete Greece 1-2 Italy Atalanta 1-0 0-2
Kalmar FF Sweden 1-5 Portugal Sporting CP 1-0 0-5
Vllaznia Albania 0-2 Finland RoPS 0-1 0-1
Marseille France 7-0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split 4-0 3-01
Den Haag Netherlands 2-2 (a) Switzerland Young Boys 2-1 0-1
Hamburg West Germany 0-3 Netherlands Ajax 0-1 0-2
  • Note 1: With Hajduk Split winning 2-0, the match was interrupted for 15 minutes due to tear gas being thrown onto the stands The match was voided and awarded 3-0 to Marseille due to the crowd trouble.

First leg

Attendance: 6,146

Attendance: 9,500

Attendance: 2,070

Vllaznia Albania0-1Finland RoPS
Polack Goal 27

Attendance: 9,337
Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)

Hamburg West Germany0-1Netherlands Ajax
Meijer Goal 52
Attendance: 24,600

Attendance: 28,313
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)

Second leg

St Mirren Scotland0-2Belgium Mechelen
Ohana Goal 3450
Attendance: 14,368
Referee: Einar Halle (Norway)

Mechelen won 2-0 on aggregate.

Sporting CP Portugal5-0Sweden Kalmar FF
Cascavel Goal 34 (pen.)5357
Sealy Goal 62
Duílio Goal 73

Sporting CP won 5-1 on aggregate.

Attendance: 7,312
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)

RoPS won 2-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 6,400
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)

2-2 on aggregate. Young Boys won on away goals.

Ajax Netherlands2-0West Germany Hamburg
Mühren Goal 13
Meijer Goal 83
Attendance: 42,943

Ajax won 3-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 25,000

1-1 on aggregate. Dinamo Minsk won on away goals.

Atalanta won 2-1 on aggregate.

Attendance: 22,000

The match was interrupted in the 10th minute with the score 0-0 due to tear gas being thrown in the stands by Hajduk fans. The resulting commotion was accompanied with flares being thrown onto the pitch followed by a pitch invasion by Hajduk fans. The match was resumed some 15 minutes later. UEFA voided the match and awarded a 0-3 win to Marseille due to the crowd trouble. Hajduk was banned from European competition for the two subsequent seasons. Marseille won 7-0 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mechelen Belgium 2-1 Soviet Union Dinamo Minsk 1-0 1-1
Atalanta Italy 3-1 Portugal Sporting CP 2-0 1-1
RoPS Finland 0-4 France Marseille 0-1 0-3
Young Boys Switzerland 0-2 Netherlands Ajax 0-1 0-1

First leg

RoPS Finland0-1France Marseille
Papin Goal 26

Second leg

Attendance: 50,000

Mechelen won 2-1 on aggregate.

Atalanta won 3-1 on aggregate.

Marseille France3-0Finland RoPS
Genghini Goal 18
Allofs Goal 22
Papin Goal 76 (pen.)

Marseille won 4-0 on aggregate.

Ajax won 2-0 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mechelen Belgium 4-2 Italy Atalanta 2-1 2-1
Marseille France 2-4 Netherlands Ajax 0-3 2-1

First leg

Marseille France0-3Netherlands Ajax
Rob Witschge Goal 1242
Bergkamp Goal 89
Attendance: 42,584
Referee: Ioan Igna (Romania)

Second leg

Atalanta Italy1-2Belgium Mechelen
Garlini Goal 39 (pen.) Rutjes Goal 57
Emmers Goal 80

Mechelen won 4-2 on aggregate.

Ajax Netherlands1-2France Marseille
Larsson Goal 23 Papin Goal 67
Allofs Goal 90

Ajax won 4-2 on aggregate.


Top scorers

The top scorers from the 1987-88 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup are as follows:

External links

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