1971 European Cup Final

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1971 European Cup Final
1971 Champions League Final Ajax - Panathinaikos.jpg
Event 1970–71 European Cup
Date 2 June 1971
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Jack Taylor (England)
Attendance 83,179

The 1971 European Cup Final was a football match between Ajax of the Netherlands and Panathinaikos of Greece on 2 June 1971 at Wembley Stadium. It was the final match of the 1970–71 season of Europe's premier cup competition, the European Cup. Ajax were appearing in their second final, they lost the 1969 final 4–1 to Italian team Milan. Panathinaikos were appearing in their first final.

Both teams progressed through four rounds to reach the final. Ajax's matches were generally comfortable victories. They won all of their ties by two goals, except for their 5–1 aggregate victory against Swiss team Basel in the second round. Panathinaikos matches were close affairs, with the exception of their 7–1 aggregate victory against Jeunesse Esch of Luxembourg in the first round. Their quarter-final and semi-final victories were both won via the away goals rule.

Watched by a crowd of 83,179, Ajax took the lead in the 5th minute when Dick van Dijk scored. Panathinaikos were unable to find an equaliser and Ajax extended their lead in the 87th minute when a shot by Arie Haan deflected off defender Anthimos Kapsis and went into the Panathinaikos goal. Ajax won the match 2–0 to win the European Cup for the first time.

Route to the final

Netherlands Ajax Round Greece Panathinaikos
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Albania 17 Nëntori Tirana 4–2 2–2 (A) 2–0 (H) First round Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 7–1 2–1 (A) 5–0 (H)
Switzerland Basel 5–1 3–0 (H) 2–1 (A) Second round Czechoslovakia Slovan Bratislava 4–2 3–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
Scotland Celtic 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Quarter-finals England Everton 1–1 (a) 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
Spain Atlético Madrid 3–1 0–1 (A) 3–0 (H) Semi-finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 4–4 (a) 1–4 (A) 3–0 (H)



2 June 1971
Ajax Netherlands 2–0 Greece Panathinaikos
Van Dijk Goal 5'
Haan Goal 87'

Report UEFA MatchCentre

Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 83,179
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
GK 1 Netherlands Heinz Stuy
SW 2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Velibor Vasović (c)
DF 3 Netherlands Wim Suurbier
DF 4 Netherlands Barry Hulshoff
MF 6 Netherlands Nico Rijnders Substituted off 46'
MF 7 Netherlands Johan Neeskens
FW 8 Netherlands Sjaak Swart Substituted off 46'
MF 9 Netherlands Gerrie Mühren
FW 10 Netherlands Dick van Dijk
FW 11 Netherlands Piet Keizer
MF 14 Netherlands Johan Cruyff
DF 12 Germany Horst Blankenburg Substituted in 46'
MF 15 Netherlands Arie Haan Substituted in 46'
GK Netherlands Sies Wever
Netherlands Rinus Michels
Ajax-Panathinaikos 1971-06-02.svg
GK 1 Greece Takis Ikonomopoulos
DF 2 Greece Yianis Tomaras
DF 3 Greece Giorgos Vlahos
MF 4 Greece Kostas Eleftherakis
MF 5 Greece Aristidis Kamaras
DF 6 Greece Frangiskos Sourpis
MF 7 Greece Haris Grammos
FW 8 Greece Totis Filakouris
FW 9 Greece Antonis Antoniadis
FW 10 Greece Mimis Domazos (c)
DF 11 Greece Anthimos Kapsis
GK Greece V. Constantinou
Greece V. Mitropoulos
Greece K. Athanasopoulos
Greece M. Demetriou
Greece D. Kaligeris
Hungary Ferenc Puskás

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