1992 European Cup Final

1992 European Cup Final
Event 1991–92 European Cup
After extra time
Date 20 May 1992
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Aron Schmidhuber (Germany)
Attendance 70,827

The 1992 European Cup Final was a football match held on 20 May 1992 at Wembley Stadium, London, between Sampdoria of Italy and Barcelona of Spain. Barcelona won the game 1–0 after extra time, thanks to a Ronald Koeman free kick, to record their first triumph in the competition. It was the first to have a group stage involving the eight second-round winners split into two groups, and the winner of each one met in the final. In doing so, they became the second Spanish club to win the tournament and the 19th overall.

Route to the final

For more details on this topic, see 1991–92 European Cup.
Italy Sampdoria Round Spain Barcelona
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Norway Rosenborg 7–1 5–0 (H) 2–1 (A) First round Germany Hansa Rostock 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
Hungary Honvéd 4–3 1–2 (A) 3–1 (H) Second round Germany Kaiserslautern 3–3 (a) 2–0 (H) 1–3 (A)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 2–0 (H) Matchday 1 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 3–2 (H)
Greece Panathinaikos 0–0 (A) Matchday 2 Portugal Benfica 0–0 (A)
Belgium Anderlecht 2–3 (A) Matchday 3 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 (A)
Belgium Anderlecht 2–0 (H) Matchday 4 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 3–0 (H)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 3–1 (A) Matchday 5 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 0–1 (A)
Greece Panathinaikos 1–1 (H) Matchday 6 Portugal Benfica 2–1 (H)
Group A winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Sampdoria 6321105+58
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 6303910−16
Belgium Anderlecht 622289−16
Greece Panathinaikos 604214−34
Final standings Group B winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 6411104+69
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 62227706
Portugal Benfica 613285+35
Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 6204312−94



20 May 1992
19:15 BST
Sampdoria Italy 0–1 (a.e.t.) Spain Barcelona
Report Koeman  112'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 70,827
Referee: Aron Schmidhuber (Germany)
GK 1 Italy Gianluca Pagliuca
SW 6 Italy Marco Lanna
RB 2 Italy Moreno Mannini  39'
CB 5 Italy Pietro Vierchowod  66'
LB 3 Slovenia Srečko Katanec
RM 7 Italy Attilio Lombardo
CM 4 Italy Fausto Pari
CM 8 Brazil Toninho Cerezo
LM 11Italy Ivano Bonetti  73'
CF 9 Italy Gianluca Vialli  100'
CF 10Italy Roberto Mancini (c)  118'
GK 12Italy Giulio Nuciari
DF 14Italy Dario Bonetti
MF 16Italy Giovanni Invernizzi  73'
MF 17Italy Renato Buso  100'
FW 15Brazil Paulo Silas
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vujadin Boškov
GK 1 Spain Andoni Zubizarreta (c)
SW 4 Netherlands Ronald Koeman
CB 3 Spain Albert Ferrer
CB 2 Spain Nando
RWB11Spain Eusebio Sacristán
LWB5 Spain Juan Carlos
DM 10Spain Josep Guardiola  112'
CM 6 Spain José Mari Bakero  75'
CM 9 Denmark Michael Laudrup
CF 7 Spain Julio Salinas  65'
CF 8 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
GK 13Spain Carles Busquets
DF 12Spain José Ramón Alexanko  112'
MF 15Spain Miguel Ángel Nadal
MF 16Spain Andoni Goikoetxea  65'
FW 14Spain Txiki Begiristain
Netherlands Johan Cruyff

Assistant referees:
Joachim Ren (Germany)
Uwe Ennuschat (Germany)
Fourth official:
Karl-Josef Assenmacher (Germany)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

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