1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final

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1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final
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Ronaldo's converted penalty in Rotterdam saw Barcelona beat Paris SG 1–0 and rack up a record fourth Cup Winners' Cup title.
Event 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Date 14 May 1997
Venue Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Referee Markus Merk (Germany)
Attendance 36,802[1]

The 1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested between Barcelona of Spain and the cup holders Paris Saint-Germain of France, to determine the winner of the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the 37th overall Cup Winners' Cup final. It was held at Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam on 14 May 1997. Barcelona won the match 1–0 thanks to a Ronaldo penalty. The final saw the last instance of the Cup Winners' Cup "jinx" that no club had successfully retained the cup in successive seasons — with Paris Saint-Germain failing to defend the trophy that they won in 1996.

Route to the final

Spain Barcelona Round France Paris Saint-Germain
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Stages Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Cyprus AEK Larnaca 2–0 2–0 (H) 0–0 (A) First round Liechtenstein Vaduz 7–0 4–0 (A) 3–0 (H)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 4–2 3–1 (H) 1–1 (A) Second round Turkey Galatasaray 6–4 2–4 (A) 4–0 (H)
Sweden AIK 4–2 3–1 (H) 1–1 (A) Quarter-finals Greece AEK Athens 3–0 0–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
Italy Fiorentina 3–1 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A) Semi-finals England Liverpool 3–2 3–0 (H) 0–2 (A)



Paris Saint-Germain
GK 1 Portugal Vítor Baía
RB 2 Spain Albert Ferrer
CB 26 Portugal Fernando Couto Booked 16'
CB 3 Spain Abelardo Fernández
LB 12 Spain Sergi Barjuán
CM 5 Romania Gheorghe Popescu (c) Substituted off 46'
CM 4 Spain Pep Guardiola
RW 7 Portugal Luís Figo
LW 21 Spain Luis Enrique Substituted off 89'
AM 23 Spain Iván de la Peña Booked 83' Substituted off 85'
CF 9 Brazil Ronaldo
GK 13 Spain Carles Busquets
MF 10 Brazil Giovanni
MF 18 Spain Guillermo Amor Substituted in 46'
FW 8 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Substituted in 85'
FW 19 Spain Juan Antonio Pizzi Substituted in 89'
England Bobby Robson
GK 1 France Bernard Lama
SW 6 France Paul Le Guen Booked 51'
RB 13 France Laurent Fournier Booked 1' Substituted off 58'
CB 4 France Bruno N'Gotty
LB 22 France Didier Domi
RM 19 France Jérôme Leroy
CM 8 France Vincent Guérin Substituted off 68'
LM 15 France Benoît Cauet Booked 82'
AM 10 Brazil Raí (c)
CF 11 France Patrice Loko Substituted off 78'
CF 7 Brazil Leonardo
GK 16 France Vincent Fernandez
DF 2 Portugal Daniel Kenedy
DF 17 France Jimmy Algerino Substituted in 58'
FW 9 Panama Julio Dely Valdés Substituted in 68'
FW 26 France Cyrille Pouget Substituted in 78'
Brazil Ricardo Gomes

Assistant referees:
Germany Erich Schneider (Germany)
Germany Hans-Georg Füllbrunn (Germany)
Fourth official:
Germany Hans-Jürgen Weber (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 three substitutions.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: All-time finals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 30 June 2005. Retrieved 10 August 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Barcelona 1–0 Paris Saint-Germain". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 30 April 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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