European Cup 1987-88
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European Cup 1987-88
1987-88 European Cup
Neckarstadion 2011 - 2.jpg
The Neckarstadion in Stuttgart hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates16 September 1987 - 25 May 1988
Final positions
ChampionsNetherlands PSV Eindhoven
Runners-upPortugal Benfica
Tournament statistics
Matches played61
Goals scored143 (2.34 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Rui Águas
Romania Gheorghe Hagi
Algeria Rabah Madjer
Scotland Ally McCoist
Spain Míchel
Czech Republic Petar Novák
Netherlands René van der Gijp
(4 goals each)

The 1987-88 European Cup was the 33rd season of the European Cup club football tournament. The competition was won for the first time by PSV Eindhoven, who defeated two-time winners Benfica in the final at Neckarstadion in Stuttgart. PSV became the first Dutch team to win the title in 15 years. They also set a record by winning only three matches on their route to the Cup, including no wins from the quarter-final onwards.

Porto, the defending champions, were eliminated by Real Madrid in the second round.

English clubs were still banned, following the Heysel Stadium disaster of 1985, so Everton were denied a place in the competition for the second time in three years.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Neuchâtel Xamax Switzerland 6-2 Finland Kuusysi 5-0 1-2
Bayern Munich West Germany 5-0 Bulgaria CSKA Sredets 4-0 1-0
Real Madrid Spain 3-1 Italy Napoli 2-0 1-1
Porto Portugal 6-0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vardar 3-0 3-0
Lillestrøm Norway 5-3 Northern Ireland Linfield 1-1 4-2
Bordeaux France 4-0 East Germany BFC Dynamo 2-0 2-0
Rapid Wien Austria 7-0 Malta ?amrun Spartans 6-0 1-0
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 3-2 Turkey Galatasaray 3-0 0-2
Steaua Bucure?ti Romania 4-2 Hungary MTK 4-0 0-2
Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland 0-1 Cyprus Omonia 0-1 0-0
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 1-2 Scotland Rangers 1-0 0-2
Olympiacos Greece 2-3 Poland Górnik Zabrze 1-1 1-2
AGF Aarhus Denmark 4-2 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 4-1 0-1
Benfica Portugal 4-0 Albania Partizani 4-0 (w/o)1
Fram Iceland 0-10 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 0-2 0-8
Malmö FF Sweden 1-2 Belgium Anderlecht 0-1 1-1

1 Partizani Tirana were disqualified due to the behaviour of their players and officials, including having four players sent off in their first leg.

First leg

Attendance: 17,500

This match was played behind closed doors due to a UEFA ban for Real Madrid resulting from the incidents during their previous season's semi-final match against Bayern Munich.

Porto Portugal3-0Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vardar
Madjer Goal 1484
Sousa Goal 51
Attendance: 55,000

Attendance: 1,123
Referee: Kaj Natri (Finland)

Attendance: 2,489

Attendance: 100,000

Attendance: 43,000

Benfica Portugal4-0Albania Partizani
Hametaj Goal 37 (o.g.)
Mozer Goal 81
Águas Goal 8690
Attendance: 45,000

Attendance: 10,528

Second leg

Attendance: 3,000

Neuchâtel Xamax won 6-2 on aggregate.

Attendance: 15,000

Bayern Munich won 5-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 83,231

Real Madrid won 3-1 on aggregate.

Attendance: 17,500
Referee: Paolo Bergamo (Italy)

Porto won 6-0 on aggregate.

Linfield Northern Ireland2-4Norway Lillestrøm
McGaughey Goal 4067 Report Larsen Goal 2680
Håberg Goal 42
Sognnæs Goal 81
Attendance: 12,000

Lillestrøm won 5-3 on aggregate.

Bordeaux won 4-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 2,000

Rapid Wien won 7-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 27,500

PSV Eindhoven won 3-2 on aggregate.

Attendance: 4,000

Steaua Bucure?ti won 4-2 on aggregate.

Attendance: 20,000

Omonia won 1-0 on aggregate.

Attendance: 44,500
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)

Rangers won 2-1 on aggregate.

Attendance: 20,000

Górnik Zabrze won 3-2 on aggregate.

AGF Aarhus won 4-2 on aggregate.

Partizani were disqualified due to the behaviour of their players and officials, having four players sent off in their first leg. Benfica qualified on a walkover.

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia8-0Iceland Fram
Ha?ek Goal 777
Novák Goal 145664
Griga Goal 17
?abala Goal 59
Chovanec Goal 73
Attendance: 7,407

Sparta Prague won 10-0 on aggregate.

Anderlecht won 2-1 on aggregate.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Neuchâtel Xamax Switzerland 2-3 West Germany Bayern Munich 2-1 0-2
Real Madrid Spain 4-2 Portugal Porto 2-1 2-1
Lillestrøm Norway 0-1 France Bordeaux 0-0 0-1
Rapid Wien Austria 1-4 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1-2 0-2
Steaua Bucure?ti Romania 5-1 Cyprus Omonia 3-1 2-0
Rangers Scotland 4-2 Poland Górnik Zabrze 3-1 1-1
AGF Aarhus Denmark 0-1 Portugal Benfica 0-0 0-1
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 1-3 Belgium Anderlecht 1-2 0-1

First leg

This match was played in Valencia due to a UEFA stadium ban resulting from the incidents in the match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich the previous season.

Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)

Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Eero Aho (Finland)

Attendance: 31,267

Second leg

Attendance: 26,500

Bayern Munich won 3-2 on aggregate.

Porto Portugal1-2Spain Real Madrid
Sousa Goal 23 Report Míchel Goal 5469
Attendance: 85,000

Real Madrid won 4-2 on aggregate.

Bordeaux won 1-0 on aggregate.

PSV Eindhoven won 4-1 on aggregate.

Attendance: 16,000

Steaua Bucure?ti won 5-1 on aggregate.

Attendance: 23,250

Rangers won 4-2 on aggregate.

Attendance: 47,500

Benfica won 1-0 on aggregate.

Anderlecht won 3-1 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich West Germany 3-4 Spain Real Madrid 3-2 0-2
Bordeaux France 1-1 (a) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1-1 0-0
Steaua Bucure?ti Romania 3-2 Scotland Rangers 2-0 1-2
Benfica Portugal 2-1 Belgium Anderlecht 2-0 0-1

First leg

Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)

Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)

Attendance: 100,000

Second leg

Real Madrid won 4-3 on aggregate.

Attendance: 27,000

1-1 on aggregate. PSV Eindhoven won on away goals.

Attendance: 44,000

Steaua Bucure?ti won 3-2 on aggregate.

Benfica won 2-1 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 1-1 (a) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1-1 0-0
Steaua Bucure?ti Romania 0-2 Portugal Benfica 0-0 0-2

First leg

Second leg

Attendance: 26,500

1-1 on aggregate. PSV Eindhoven won on away goals.

Attendance: 120,000

Benfica won 2-0 on aggregate.


Top scorers

The top scorers from the 1987-88 European Cup are as follows:[1]


External links

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