1973 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

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1973 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
1973 European Cup Winners' Cup Final match programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event1972–73 European Cup Winners' Cup
Date16 May 1973
VenueKaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
RefereeChristos Michas (Greece)

The 1973 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was the final football match of the 1972–73 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 13th European Cup Winners' Cup final. It was contested between Milan of Italy and Leeds United of England, and was held at Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Thessaloniki, Greece. Milan won the match 1–0 thanks to a goal by Luciano Chiarugi.

The Greek crowd at the final reacted to perceived bias towards Milan by referee Christos Michas by throwing missiles during the victors' lap of honour, but despite protests, the result was not overturned.[1] UEFA later banned Michas for life due to match fixing, although his role in this match was not investigated.[2]

Leeds, who perceived referee Christos Michas to have made a number of unfair decisions, attempted to gain a replay but UEFA denied the request.[3] In recent times Richard Corbett, an MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, petitioned UEFA for a revocation of the Milan title.

Route to the final[edit]

Italy Milan England Leeds United
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Luxembourg Red Boys Differdange 7–1 4–1 (A) 3–0 (H) First round Turkey Ankaragücü 2–1 1–1 (A) 1–0 (H)
Poland Legia Warsaw 3–2 1–1 (A) 2–1 (a.e.t.) (H) Second round East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
Soviet Union Spartak Moscow 2–1 1–0 (A) 1–1 (H) Quarter-finals Romania Rapid București 8–1 5–0 (H) 3–1 (A)
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 2–0 1–0 (H) 1–0 (A) Semi-finals Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split 1–0 1–0 (H) 0–0 (A)

Match details[edit]

Milan Italy1–0England Leeds United
Chiarugi Goal 5' Report
Leeds United
GK 1 Italy Villiam Vecchi
SW 5 Italy Maurizio Turone
RB 2 Italy Giuseppe Sabadini
CB 4 Italy Angelo Anquilletti
CB 6 Italy Roberto Rosato Substituted off 59'
LB 3 Italy Giulio Zignoli
RM 7 Italy Riccardo Sogliano Red card 90'
Mediano 8 Italy Romeo Benetti
Regista 10 Italy Gianni Rivera (c)
CF 9 Italy Alberto Bigon
SS 11 Italy Luciano Chiarugi
CB 14 Italy Dario Dolci Substituted in 59'
Italy Nereo Rocco
GK 1 Scotland David Harvey
RB 2 England Paul Reaney (c)
CB 11 Wales Terry Yorath
CB 6 England Norman Hunter Red card 90'
LB 3 England Trevor Cherry
RM 7 Scotland Peter Lorimer
CM 4 England Mick Bates
CM 5 England Paul Madeley
LM 10 Scotland Frank Gray Substituted off 54'
CF 8 Scotland Joe Jordan
CF 9 England Mick Jones
CB 12 Scotland Gordon McQueen Substituted in 54'
FW 14 England Chris Galvin
England Don Revie

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uefa asked to probe Leeds United's 1973 Cup Winners' Cup defeat to AC Milan Daily Telegraph, 15 April 2009, retrieved on 28 May 2009
  2. ^ UEFA asked to probe United's final defeat Yorkshire Evening Post, 3 April 2009, retrieved on 28 May 2009
  3. ^ "MEP calls for inquiry into Milan-Leeds Euro final". Richard Corbett MEP. 10 August 2006. Archived from the original on 30 May 2009. Retrieved 2006-11-11.

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