1990 European Cup Final

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1990 European Cup Final
1990 European Cup Final match programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event1989–90 European Cup
Date23 May 1990
VenuePraterstadion, Vienna
RefereeHelmut Kohl (Austria)

The 1990 European Cup Final was a football match between Milan of Italy and Benfica of Portugal, played on 23 May 1990 at the Praterstadion in Vienna, Austria. The winning goal came in the 68th minute for Milan, when Frank Rijkaard ran through the opposing defence and scored the only goal of the match.[1][2]

Before 2017, Milan were the last side to have defended the trophy after winning it the previous season.

Route to the final[edit]

Italy Milan Round Portugal Benfica
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Finland HJK Helsinki 5–0 4–0 (H) 1–0 (A) First round Republic of Ireland Derry City 6–1 2–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
Spain Real Madrid 2–1 2–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Second round Hungary Budapest Honvéd 9–0 2–0 (A) 7–0 (H)
Belgium Mechelen 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (a.e.t.) (H) Quarter-finals Soviet Union Dnipro 4–0 1–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
West Germany Bayern Munich 2–2 (a) 1–0 (H) 1–2 (a.e.t.) (A) Semi-finals France Marseille 2–2 (a) 1–2 (A) 1–0 (H)



Milan Italy1–0Portugal Benfica
Rijkaard 68' Report
Attendance: 58,000
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)
GK 1 Italy Giovanni Galli
RB 2 Italy Mauro Tassotti
LB 3 Italy Paolo Maldini
RM 4 Italy Angelo Colombo downward-facing red arrow 90'
CB 5 Italy Alessandro Costacurta
CB 6 Italy Franco Baresi (c)
CM 7 Italy Carlo Ancelotti downward-facing red arrow 75'
CM 8 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
CF 9 Netherlands Marco van Basten
CF 10 Netherlands Ruud Gullit
LM 11 Italy Alberigo Evani
GK 12 Italy Andrea Pazzagli
DF 13 Italy Filippo Galli upward-facing green arrow 90'
FW 14 Italy Daniele Massaro upward-facing green arrow 75'
FW 15 Italy Marco Simone
FW 16 Italy Stefano Borgonovo
Italy Arrigo Sacchi
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GK 1 Portugal Silvino (c)
RB 2 Portugal José Carlos
CB 3 Brazil Ricardo Gomes Yellow card 65'
LB 4 Portugal Samuel
CB 5 Brazil Aldair Yellow card 40'
LW 6 Portugal António Pacheco downward-facing red arrow 60'
RW 7 Portugal Vítor Paneira downward-facing red arrow 76'
CM 8 Brazil Valdo
CF 9 Sweden Mats Magnusson
CM 10 Sweden Jonas Thern
DM 11 Portugal Hernâni
GK 12 Portugal Manuel Bento
DF 13 Portugal Fernando Mendes
MF 14 Portugal Diamantino
FW 15 Portugal César Brito upward-facing green arrow 60'
FW 16 Angola Vata upward-facing green arrow 76'
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

Assistant referees:
Hubert Forstinger (Austria)
Heinz Holzmann (Austria)
Fourth official:
Friedrich Kaupe (Austria)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Five named substitutes, of which two may be used

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "On This Day: Milan back-to-back triumphs". Football Italia. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  2. ^ Bandini, Nicky (24 May 2013). "The great European Cup teams: Milan 1989-90". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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