1993 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

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1993 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
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Event 1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup
Date 12 May 1993
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Karl-Josef Assenmacher (Germany)
Attendance 37,393

The 1993 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested between Parma of Italy and Royal Antwerp of Belgium. The final was held at Wembley Stadium in London, England on 12 May 1993. It was the final match of the 1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 33rd European Cup Winners' Cup Final. Parma beat Antwerp 3–1 and in doing so became the eighth different Italian team to win a European trophy.

The win gave Parma their first European trophy in their first European final; moreover, it was just their second season competing in European competition, and they were the first Italian team to appear in the final since Sampdoria, who appeared in consecutive years in 1989 and 1990. The most recent occasion on which a Belgian side had appeared in a Cup Winners' Cup final was in the second of Sampdoria's most recent appearances, in 1990. Sampdoria won the match 2–0 against Anderlecht, but needed extra time to do so. The 1993 edition also represented Antwerp's first appearance in a European final.

As the winners, Parma contested the 1993 European Super Cup against 1992–93 UEFA Champions League runners-up Milan, after champions Marseille had been banned from European competition over match-fixing allegations.


The 1993 final was the first meeting between Parma and Antwerp. Both sides went into the final chasing their first piece of European silverware and the match was the first time Parma faced Belgian opposition. Neither manager had previously led a team to a European final.

Wembley Stadium in London had hosted the European Cup Winners' Cup final on one previous occasion: in 1965. Londoners West Ham United won the game by two goals to nil against West German opposition 1860 Munich in front of 97,974 people, the biggest ever attendance at a Cup Winners' Cup final. Wembley is famous for playing host to FA Cup finals, as well as the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final.

Route to the final

Italy Parma Belgium Royal Antwerp
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Hungary Újpest 2–1 1–0 (H) 1–1 (A) First round Northern Ireland Glenavon 2–2 (3–1 p) 1–1 (A) 1–1 (aet) (H)
Portugal Boavista 2–0 0–0 (H) 2–0 (A) Second round Austria Admira 7–6 4–2 (A) 3–4 (aet) (H)
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (H) Quarter-finals Romania Steaua București 1–1 (a) 0–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
Spain Atlético Madrid 2–2 (a) 2–1 (A) 0–1 (H) Semi-finals Russia Spartak Moscow 3–2 0–1 (A) 3–1 (H)



Parma opened the scoring in the 10th minute when goalkeeper Stevan Stojanović misjudged a corner that allowed Parma’s captain, Lorenzo Minotti to hook the ball home from the left of the penalty area. But Antwerp replied within two minutes, Alex Czerniatynski played a through-ball to Francis Severeyns who shot past the goalkeeper left footed to level the scores. The Italians began to dominate the game and Alessandro Melli headed them 2–1 ahead after half an hour after a cross from the right. The game was put beyond Antwerp six minutes from time when Stefano Cuoghi curled a shot past the goalkeeper from inside the area.


12 May 1993
19:15 BST
Parma Italy 3–1 Belgium Royal Antwerp
Minotti Goal 9'
Melli Goal 30'
Cuoghi Goal 84'
Report Severeyns Goal 11'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 37,393
Referee: Karl-Josef Assenmacher (Germany)
Royal Antwerp
GK 1 Italy Marco Ballotta
SW 4 Italy Lorenzo Minotti (c)
CB 6 Belgium Georges Grün
CB 5 Italy Luigi Apolloni
RWB  2 Italy Antonio Benarrivo
LWB  3 Italy Alberto Di Chiara Booked 32'
CM 8 Italy Daniele Zoratto Substituted off 26'
CM 10 Italy Stefano Cuoghi
CM 9 Italy Marco Osio Substituted off 75'
CF 7 Italy Alessandro Melli
CF 11 Sweden Tomas Brolin
GK 12 Italy Marco Ferrari
DF 13 Italy Salvatore Matrecano
MF 14 Italy Gabriele Pin Substituted in 26'
MF 15 Italy Fausto Pizzi Substituted in 75'
FW 16 Colombia Faustino Asprilla
Italy Nevio Scala
GK 1 Serbia and Montenegro Stevan Stojanović
RB 2 Belgium Wim Kiekens
CB 3 Belgium Nico Broeckaert Booked 82'
CB 4 Belgium Rudi Taeymans
LB 5 Belgium Rudi Smidts (c)
RM 6 Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragan Jakovljević Substituted off 51'
CM 7 Belgium Ronny van Rethy
CM 10 Germany Hans-Peter Lehnhoff
LM 8 Belgium Didier Segers Booked 65' Substituted off 82'
CF 9 Belgium Francis Severeyns Booked 37'
CF 11 Belgium Alexandre Czerniatynski
GK 16 Belgium Wim De Coninck
DF 12 Belgium Geert Emmerechts
MF 13 Belgium Garry de Graef
MF 14 Belgium Patrick van Veirdeghem Substituted in 51'
FW 15 Morocco Noureddine Moukrim Substituted in 82'
Belgium Walter Meeuws

Assistant referees:
Germany Klaus Plettenberg (Germany)
Germany Hans Wolf (Germany)
Fourth official:
Germany Bernd Heynemann (Germany)

Match rules

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

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