1987–88 European Cup


The 1987–88 European Cup was the 33rd season of the European Cup club football tournament. The competition was won for the first time by PSV Eindhoven, who defeated two-time winners Benfica in the final at Neckarstadion in Stuttgart. PSV became the first Dutch team to win the title in 15 years. They also set a record by winning only three matches on their route to the Cup, including no wins from the quarter-final onwards.

1987–88 European Cup
The Neckarstadion in Stuttgart hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates16 September 1987 – 25 May 1988
Teams32
Final positions
Champions PSV Eindhoven (1st title)
Runners-up Benfica
Tournament statistics
Matches played61
Goals scored143 (2.34 per match)
Top scorer(s) Rui Águas
Gheorghe Hagi
Rabah Madjer
Ally McCoist
Míchel
Petar Novák
René van der Gijp
(4 goals each)

Porto, the defending champions, were eliminated by Real Madrid in the second round.

English clubs were still banned, following the Heysel Stadium disaster of 1985, so Everton were denied a place in the competition for the second time in three years.

First round


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Neuchâtel Xamax 6–2 Kuusysi 5–0 1–2
Bayern Munich 5–0 CSKA Sredets 4–0 1–0
Real Madrid 3–1 Napoli 2–0 1–1
Porto 6–0 Vardar 3–0 3–0
Lillestrøm 5–3 Linfield 1–1 4–2
Bordeaux 4–0 BFC Dynamo 2–0 2–0
Rapid Wien 7–0 Ħamrun Spartans 6–0 1–0
PSV Eindhoven 3–2 Galatasaray 3–0 0–2
Steaua București 4–2 MTK 4–0 0–2
Shamrock Rovers 0–1 Omonia 0–1 0–0
Dynamo Kyiv 1–2 Rangers 1–0 0–2
Olympiacos 2–3 Górnik Zabrze 1–1 1–2
AGF Aarhus 4–2 Jeunesse Esch 4–1 0–1
Benfica 4–0 Partizani 4–0 (w/o)1
Fram 0–10 Sparta Prague 0–2 0–8
Malmö FF 1–2 Anderlecht 0–1 1–1

1 Partizani Tirana were disqualified due to the behaviour of their players and officials, including having four players sent off in their first leg.

First leg

Neuchâtel Xamax 5–0 Kuusysi
Van der Gijp  9', 20', 75'
Hermann  31'
Sutter  50'
Report
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: René Bindels (Luxembourg)

Bayern Munich 4–0 CFKA Sredets
Wegmann  32', 64'
Dorfner  37'
Brehme  56'
Report
Attendance: 17,500

Real Madrid 2–0 Napoli
Míchel  18' (pen.)
De Napoli  76' (o.g.)
Report

This match was played behind closed doors due to a UEFA ban for Real Madrid resulting from the incidents during their previous season's semi-final match against Bayern Munich.


Porto 3–0 Vardar
Madjer  14', 84'
Sousa  51'
Report
Attendance: 55,000

Lillestrøm 1–1 Linfield
Olsen  45' Report Baxter  74'
Attendance: 1,123
Referee: Kaj Natri (Finland)

Bordeaux 2–0 BFC Dynamo
Ferreri  47', 58' Report

Rapid Wien 6–0 Ħamrun Spartans
Kranjčar  9' (pen.), 43'
Stojadinović  29', 81', 88'
Willfurth  78'
Report
Attendance: 6,200
Referee: Janusz Eksztajn (Poland)

PSV Eindhoven 3–0 Galatasaray
Gillhaus  56'
Koeman  75'
Koot  89'
Report

Steaua București 4–0 MTK
Hagi  11', 26'
Bölöni  63'
Lăcătuș  83'
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Velodi Miminoshvili (Soviet Union)

Shamrock Rovers 0–1 Omonia
Report Theofanous  10'
Attendance: 2,489
Referee: Jean-François Crucke (Belgium)

Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 Rangers
Mykhaylychenko  74' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 100,000

Olympiacos 1–1 Górnik Zabrze
Alexiou  19' Report Klemenz  27'
Attendance: 43,000

AGF Aarhus 4–1 Jeunesse Esch
Beck Andersen  1'
Lundkvist  8', 19'
Bartram  43' (pen.)
Report Scholten  73'
Attendance: 3,600
Referee: Jozef Marko (Czechoslovakia)

Benfica 4–0 Partizani
Hametaj  37' (o.g.)
Mozer  81'
Águas  86', 90'
Report
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: José Pes Pérez (Spain)

Fram 0–2 Sparta Prague
Report Skuhravý  78'
Novák  86'
Attendance: 830
Referee: Tore Hollung (Norway)

Malmö FF 0–1 Anderlecht
Report Vervoort  37'
Attendance: 10,528
Referee: Manfred Roßner (East Germany)

Second leg

Kuusysi 2–1 Neuchâtel Xamax
Lius  7'
Kousa  28'
Report Van der Gijp  9'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Kurt Sørensen (Denmark)

Neuchâtel Xamax won 6–2 on aggregate.


CFKA Sredets 0–1 Bayern Munich
Report Kögl  70'
Attendance: 15,000

Bayern Munich won 5–0 on aggregate.


Napoli 1–1 Real Madrid
Francini  9' Report Butragueño  44'
Attendance: 83,231

Real Madrid won 3–1 on aggregate.


Vardar 0–3 Porto
Report Sousa  37'
Magalhães  64'
Madjer  66'
Attendance: 17,500
Referee: Paolo Bergamo (Italy)

Porto won 6–0 on aggregate.


Linfield 2–4 Lillestrøm
McGaughey  40', 67' Report Larsen  26', 80'
Håberg  42'
Sognnæs  81'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Eysteinn Guðmundsson (Iceland)

Lillestrøm won 5–3 on aggregate.


BFC Dynamo 0–2 Bordeaux
Report Zlatko Vujović  58'
Ferreri  87'

Bordeaux won 4–0 on aggregate.


Ħamrun Spartans 0–1 Rapid Wien
Report H. Weber  70'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Goce Popev (Yugoslavia)

Rapid Wien won 7–0 on aggregate.


Galatasaray 2–0 PSV Eindhoven
Çolak  5'
Nielsen  42' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 27,500
Referee: Lajos Németh (Hungary)

PSV Eindhoven won 3–2 on aggregate.


MTK 2–0 Steaua București
Híres  18'
Szeibert  43'
Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Dimitar Charlatchki (Bulgaria)

Steaua București won 4–2 on aggregate.


Omonia 0–0 Shamrock Rovers
Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Anton Vasilev (Bulgaria)

Omonia won 1–0 on aggregate.


Rangers 2–0 Dynamo Kyiv
Falco  24'
McCoist  50'
Report
Attendance: 44,500
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)

Rangers won 2–1 on aggregate.


Górnik Zabrze 2–1 Olympiacos
Cyroń  24'
Iwan  42'
Report Kostikos  65' (pen.)
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Philippe Mercier (Switzerland)

Górnik Zabrze won 3–2 on aggregate.


Jeunesse Esch 1–0 AGF Aarhus
Theis  67' Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Claude Bouillet (France)

AGF Aarhus won 4–2 on aggregate.


Partizani w/o Benfica
Report

Partizani were disqualified due to the behaviour of their players and officials, having four players sent off in their first leg. Benfica qualified on a walkover.


Sparta Prague 8–0 Fram
Hašek  7', 77'
Novák  14', 56', 64'
Griga  17'
Čabala  59'
Chovanec  73'
Report
Attendance: 7,407
Referee: Wieland Ziller (East Germany)

Sparta Prague won 10–0 on aggregate.


Anderlecht 1–1 Malmö FF
Vervoort  29' Report Engqvist  62'

Anderlecht won 2–1 on aggregate.

Second round


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Neuchâtel Xamax 2–3 Bayern Munich 2–1 0–2
Real Madrid 4–2 Porto 2–1 2–1
Lillestrøm 0–1 Bordeaux 0–0 0–1
Rapid Wien 1–4 PSV Eindhoven 1–2 0–2
Steaua București 5–1 Omonia 3–1 2–0
Rangers 4–2 Górnik Zabrze 3–1 1–1
AGF Aarhus 0–1 Benfica 0–0 0–1
Sparta Prague 1–3 Anderlecht 1–2 0–1

First leg

Neuchâtel Xamax 2–1 Bayern Munich
Lüthi  28'
Sutter  51'
Report Matthäus  47'

Real Madrid 2–1 Porto
Sánchez  80'
Sanchís  90'
Report Madjer  13'

This match was played in Valencia due to a UEFA stadium ban resulting from the incidents in the match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich the previous season.


Lillestrøm 0–0 Bordeaux
Report
Attendance: 4,267
Referee: Frederick McKnight (Northern Ireland)

Rapid Wien 1–2 PSV Eindhoven
Kranjčar  47' (pen.) Report Van Aerle  7'
Gillhaus  77'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)

Steaua București 3–1 Omonia
Hagi  14' (pen.), 68'
Iovan  43'
Report Xiourouppas  38'

Rangers 3–1 Górnik Zabrze
McCoist  7'
Durrant  22'
Falco  45'
Report Urban  58'

AGF Aarhus 0–0 Benfica
Report
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Eero Aho (Finland)

Sparta Prague 1–2 Anderlecht
Hašek  9' Report Vervoort  27'
Frimann  50'
Attendance: 31,267

Second leg

Bayern Munich 2–0 Neuchâtel Xamax
Pflügler  88'
Wegmann  90'
Report
Attendance: 26,500

Bayern Munich won 3–2 on aggregate.


Porto 1–2 Real Madrid
Sousa  23' Report Míchel  54', 69'
Attendance: 85,000

Real Madrid won 4–2 on aggregate.


Bordeaux 1–0 Lillestrøm
Ferreri  41' Report

Bordeaux won 1–0 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven 2–0 Rapid Wien
Lerby  15'
Gillhaus  84'
Report

PSV Eindhoven won 4–1 on aggregate.


Omonia 0–2 Steaua București
Report Christofi  8' (o.g.)
Lăcătuș  35'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Plarent Kotherja (Albania)

Steaua București won 5–1 on aggregate.


Górnik Zabrze 1–1 Rangers
Orzeszek  63' Report McCoist  41' (pen.)
Attendance: 23,250
Referee: Gerasimos Germanakos (Greece)

Rangers won 4–2 on aggregate.


Benfica 1–0 AGF Aarhus
Nunes  38' Report
Attendance: 47,500
Referee: Philippe Mercier (Switzerland)

Benfica won 1–0 on aggregate.


Anderlecht 1–0 Sparta Prague
Nilis  14' Report

Anderlecht won 3–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich 3–4 Real Madrid 3–2 0–2
Bordeaux 1–1 (a) PSV Eindhoven 1–1 0–0
Steaua București 3–2 Rangers 2–0 1–2
Benfica 2–1 Anderlecht 2–0 0–1

First leg

Bayern Munich 3–2 Real Madrid
Pflügler  39'
Eder  45'
Wohlfarth  47'
Report Butragueño  85'
Sánchez  90'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)

Bordeaux 1–1 PSV Eindhoven
Touré  21' Report Kieft  40'

Steaua București 2–0 Rangers
Pițurcă  2'
Iovan  67'
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)

Benfica 2–0 Anderlecht
Magnusson  16'
Chiquinho  19'
Report
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Dušan Krchňák (Czechoslovakia)

Second leg

Real Madrid 2–0 Bayern Munich
Janković  26'
Míchel  41'
Report

Real Madrid won 4–3 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven 0–0 Bordeaux
Report
Attendance: 27,000

1–1 on aggregate. PSV Eindhoven won on away goals.


Rangers 2–1 Steaua București
Gough  16'
McCoist  32' (pen.)
Report Lăcătuș  3'
Attendance: 44,000

Steaua București won 3–2 on aggregate.


Anderlecht 1–0 Benfica
Guðjohnsen  63' Report

Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finals


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid 1–1 (a) PSV Eindhoven 1–1 0–0
Steaua București 0–2 Benfica 0–0 0–2

First leg

Real Madrid 1–1 PSV Eindhoven
Sánchez  6' (pen.) Report Linskens  19'

Steaua București 0–0 Benfica
Report

Second leg

PSV Eindhoven 0–0 Real Madrid
Report
Attendance: 26,500

1–1 on aggregate. PSV Eindhoven won on away goals.


Benfica 2–0 Steaua București
Águas  22', 33' Report
Attendance: 120,000

Benfica won 2–0 on aggregate.

Final


Top scorers


The top scorers from the 1987–88 European Cup are as follows:[1]

Rank Name Team Goals Minutes played
1 Petar Novák Sparta Prague 4 185
René van der Gijp Neuchâtel Xamax 4 270
Rabah Madjer Porto 4 349
Ally McCoist Rangers 4 435
Rui Águas Benfica 4 597
Gheorghe Hagi Steaua București 4 675
Míchel Real Madrid 4 720
8 Jürgen Wegmann Bayern Munich 3 179
Jean-Marc Ferreri Bordeaux 3 345
Ivan Hašek Sparta Prague 3 360
Zlatko Kranjčar Rapid Wien 3 360
António Sousa Porto 3 360
Zoran Stojadinović Rapid Wien 3 360
Hugo Sánchez Real Madrid 3 450
Patrick Vervoort Anderlecht 3 495
Marius Lăcătuș Steaua București 3 578
Hans Gillhaus PSV Eindhoven 3 647

References