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

For more details on this topic, see 1971–72 European Cup.
Netherlands Ajax Round Italy Internazionale
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
East Germany Dynamo Dresden 2–0 2–0 (H) 0–0 (A) First round Greece AEK Athens 6–4 4–1 (H) 2–3 (A)
France Marseille 6–2 2–1 (A) 4–1 (H) Second round Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–2 4–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
England Arsenal 3–1 2–1 (H) 1–0 (A) Quarter-finals Belgium Standard Liège 2–2 (a) 1–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
Portugal Benfica 1–0 1–0 (H) 0–0 (A) Semi-finals Scotland Celtic 0–0 (5–4 p) 0–0 (H) 0–0 (aet) (A)



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

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