1988 European Cup Final

1988 European Cup Final
Event 1987–88 European Cup
After extra time. PSV Eindhoven won 6–5 on penalties
Date 25 May 1988
Venue Neckarstadion, Stuttgart
Referee Luigi Agnolin (Italy)
Attendance 64,000

The 1988 European Cup Final was a football match played between PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands and Benfica of Portugal. PSV won 6–5 on penalties after a goalless draw after extra time. The match was played at Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, on 25 May 1988. According to PSV-player Berry van Aerle, it was not a particularly good match, with both teams very cautious. However, it was exciting until the end and a tense penalty shoot-out.[1]

For PSV, this win secured a Treble of the Dutch Cup, the Dutch Championship and the European Cup. Five of the PSV team were part of the Dutch team that went on to win UEFA Euro 1988 in Germany that summer.[1]

Road to the final

For more details on this topic, see 1987–88 European Cup.
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Round Portugal Benfica
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Turkey Galatasaray 3–2 3–0 (H) 0–2 (A) First round Albania Partizani Tirana 4–0 4–0 (H) w/o (A)
Austria Rapid Wien 4–1 2–1 (A) 2–0 (H) Second round Denmark AGF 1–0 0–0 (A) 1–0 (H)
France Bordeaux 1–1 (a) 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H) Quarter-finals Belgium Anderlecht 2–1 2–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
Spain Real Madrid 1–1 (a) 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H) Semi-finals Romania Steaua București 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (H)

Match details

PSV Eindhoven
GK 1 Netherlands Hans van Breukelen
RB 2 Belgium Eric Gerets (c)
CB 3 Denmark Ivan Nielsen
CB 4 Netherlands Ronald Koeman
LB 5 Denmark Jan Heintze
CM 6 Denmark Søren Lerby  106'
LM 7 Netherlands Berry van Aerle
RM 8 Netherlands Gerald Vanenburg
CM 9 Netherlands Edward Linskens
CF 10Netherlands Wim Kieft
CF 11Netherlands Hans Gillhaus  105+2'
DF 12Netherlands Adick Koot
FW 13Netherlands Eric Viscaal
MF 14Netherlands Anton Janssen  105+2'
MF 15Netherlands Willy van de Kerkhof
GK 16Netherlands Patrick Lodewijks
Netherlands Guus Hiddink
GK 1 Portugal Silvino
RB 2 Portugal António Veloso
CB 3 Portugal Dito
LB 4 Portugal Álvaro Magalhães
CB 5 Brazil Carlos Mozer
CM 6 Brazil Elzo
RM 7 Brazil Chiquinho Carlos
LM 8 Portugal António Pacheco
CF 9 Portugal Rui Águas  56'
CM 10Portugal Shéu (c)
CF 11Sweden Mats Magnusson  112'
GK 12Portugal Manuel Bento
DF 13Portugal Samuel
MF 14Portugal Adelino Nunes
FW 15Morocco Hajry  112'
FW 16Brazil Wando  56'
Portugal Toni

See also


  1. 1 2 "Van Aerle relives PSV glory night against Benfica". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2016.

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