1991–92 European Cup

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1991–92 European Cup
The old Wembley Stadium (cropped).jpg
Wembley Stadium in London hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates18 September 1991 – 20 May 1992
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-upItaly Sampdoria
Tournament statistics
Matches played73
Goals scored192 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s)Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Yuran
France Jean-Pierre Papin
(7 goals each)
(UEFA Champions League)

The 1991–92 European Cup was the 37th season of the European Cup football club tournament. It was the first European Cup to have a group stage, from which the winning clubs progressed to the final. 1991–92 was the tournament's last edition before it was re-branded as the UEFA Champions League.

The group stage involved the eight winning clubs from round 2. The clubs were split into two groups of four, playing each other home and away, and the winning club from each group met in the 1992 European Cup Final.

The competition was won for the first time by Barcelona after extra time in the final against Sampdoria, the first victory in the tournament by a team from Spain since 1966. The winning goal was scored by Ronald Koeman with a free kick.

The defending champions, Red Star Belgrade, did not have an opportunity to play at their own ground because of the Yugoslav Wars, thereby reducing their chances of defending their title. Red Star were eliminated in the group stage. It was also the final season in which the clubs from that country were able to participate in the primary European football competition. The clubs from some other former Yugoslav republics were allowed to compete as early as in the 1993–94 season, but due to UN embargo it was only in 1997–98 when the clubs from Federal Republic of Yugoslavia returned to what was now the UEFA Champions League.[clarification needed]

In addition, it was the last time an East German team competed in the European Cup, F.C. Hansa Rostock.

English clubs returned to the European Cup, after their five-year ban from European competitions following the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. The 1990 Football League champions Liverpool had been unable to participate in the 1990–91 European Cup because they had been banned for an additional sixth year. Arsenal represented England in 1991–92, and reached the second round.


A total of 32 teams participated in the competition, all entering into the first round.

Qualified teams for 1991–92 European Cup
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade (1st)TH Italy Sampdoria (1st) Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern (1st)[Note GER] Spain Barcelona (1st)
France Marseille (1st) Belgium Anderlecht (1st) Portugal Benfica (1st) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven (1st)
Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv (1st) Scotland Rangers (1st) Romania Universitatea Craiova (1st) Austria Austria Wien (1st)
East Germany Hansa Rostock (1st)[Note GER] Sweden IFK Göteborg (1st) Denmark Brøndby (1st) Switzerland Grasshopper (1st)
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague (1st) Poland Zagłębie Lubin (1st) Greece Panathinaikos (1st) England Arsenal (1st)
Bulgaria FC Etar Veliko Tarnovo (1st) Turkey Beşiktaş (1st) Finland HJK Helsinki (1st) Hungary Budapest Honvéd (1st)
Albania Flamurtari (1st) Norway Rosenborg (1st) Cyprus Apollon Limassol (1st) Iceland Fram Reykjavík (1st)
Northern Ireland Portadown (1st) Republic of Ireland Dundalk (1st) Luxembourg Union Luxembourg (1st) Malta Ħamrun Spartans (1st)


  1. ^
    Germany (GER): The original slot allocation of the former West/East Germany still applied. 1. FC Kaiserslautern qualified as champions of the 1990–91 Bundesliga, while Hansa Rostock qualified as champions of the 1990–91 NOFV-Oberliga. Although Germany had been reunified in October 1990, Hansa Rostock are assigned the East German flag, and their matches and records are counted for East Germany, and not for Germany, under UEFA regulations.

First round[edit]

Hristo Stoichkov was part of the Barcelona team that won the competition.
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona Spain 3–1 East Germany Hansa Rostock 3–0 0–1
Kaiserslautern Germany 3–1 Bulgaria FC Etar Veliko Tarnovo 2–0 1–1
Union Luxembourg Luxembourg 0–10 France Marseille 0–5 0–5
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 2–2 (a) Scotland Rangers 1–0 1–2
Ħamrun Spartans Malta 0–10 Portugal Benfica 0–6 0–4
Arsenal England 6–2 Austria Austria Wien 6–1 0–1
HJK Helsinki Finland 0–4 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 0–3
Brøndby Denmark 4–2 Poland Zagłębie Lubin 3–0 1–2
Fram Reykjavík Iceland 2–2 (a) Greece Panathinaikos 2–2 0–0
IFK Göteborg Sweden 1–1 (a) Albania Flamurtari 0–0 1–1
Beşiktaş Turkey 2–3 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1–1 1–2
Anderlecht Belgium 4–1 Switzerland Grasshopper 1–1 3–0
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 8–0 Northern Ireland Portadown 4–0 4–0
Universitatea Craiova Romania 2–3 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 2–0 0–3
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 3–1 Republic of Ireland Dundalk 1–1 2–0
Sampdoria Italy 7–1 Norway Rosenborg 5–0 2–1

First leg[edit]

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia4–0Northern Ireland Portadown
Tanjga Goal 15'
Stošić Goal 37'
Mihajlović Goal 77'85'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Hasan Ceylan (Turkey)
  1. ^ Match was played in Hungary since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.

Kaiserslautern Germany2–0Bulgaria Etar
Funkel Goal 38' (pen.)73' Report

Universitatea Craiova Romania2–0Cyprus Apollon Limassol
Popescu Goal 22' (pen.)
Agalliu Goal 68'

Ħamrun Spartans Malta0–6Portugal Benfica
Report Pacheco Goal 30'
Yuran Goal 32'35'50'83'
Rui Águas Goal 75'

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia1–0Scotland Rangers
Němec Goal 20' Report
Attendance: 11,000

Fram Reykjavík Iceland2–2Greece Panathinaikos
Ragnarsson Goal 57'
Arnþórsson Goal 62'
Report Christodoulou Goal 38'72'

Beşiktaş Turkey1–1Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Özdilek Goal 80' (pen.) Report Ellerman Goal 27'
Attendance: 32,500

Brøndby Denmark3–0Poland Zagłębie Lubin
Christofte Goal 53' (pen.)
Ekelund Goal 58'
Okechukwu Goal 73'
Attendance: 7,752

Budapest Honvéd Hungary1–1Republic of Ireland Dundalk
Negrău Goal 82' Report McEvoy Goal 30'

IFK Göteborg Sweden0–0Albania Flamurtari
Attendance: 4,252

HJK Helsinki Finland0–1Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Report Kovalets Goal 32'

Anderlecht Belgium1–1Switzerland Grasshopper
Degryse Goal 44' Report Nemtsoudis Goal 65'

Union Luxembourg Luxembourg0–5France Marseille
Report Papin Goal 11'31'85' (pen.)
Xuereb Goal 14'
Sauzée Goal 44'
Attendance: 9,000

Sampdoria Italy5–0Norway Rosenborg
Lombardo Goal 11'84'
Dossena Goal 26'57'
Silas Goal 76'

Barcelona Spain3–0East Germany Hansa Rostock
Laudrup Goal 25'47'
Goikoetxea Goal 77'
Attendance: 65,000

Arsenal England6–1Austria Austria Wien
Linighan Goal 38'
Smith Goal 51'54'66'67'
Limpar Goal 80'
Report Ogris Goal 56'
Attendance: 24,124
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Second leg[edit]

Zagłębie Lubin Poland2–1Denmark Brøndby
Czachowski Goal 60'
Grech Goal 73'
Report Vilfort Goal 28'

Brøndby won 4–2 on aggregate.

Apollon Limassol Cyprus3–0Romania Universitatea Craiova
Ptak Goal 10' (pen.)
Beširević Goal 56'79'
Attendance: 7,000

Apollon Limassol won 3–2 on aggregate.

Flamurtari Albania1–1Sweden IFK Göteborg
Daullja Goal 25' Report Ekström Goal 68'
Attendance: 7,000

IFK Göteborg 1–1 Flamurtari Vlorë on aggregate. IFK Göteborg won on away goals.

Etar Bulgaria1–1Germany Kaiserslautern
Chervenkov Goal 43' Report Degen Goal 90'

Kaiserslautern won 3–1 on aggregate.

Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union3–0Finland HJK Helsinki
Kovalets Goal 28'
Moroz Goal 48'
Hrytsyna Goal 72'
Attendance: 22,000

Dynamo Kyiv won 4–0 on aggregate.

Marseille France5–0Luxembourg Union Luxembourg
Papin Goal 15'46'
Angloma Goal 56'
Eyraud Goal 60'
Xuereb Goal 75'
Attendance: 15,000

Marseille won 10–0 on aggregate.

Rosenborg Norway1–2Italy Sampdoria
Strand Goal 83' Report Vialli Goal 85'
Mancini Goal 90' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,705

Sampdoria won 7–1 on aggregate.

Panathinaikos Greece0–0Iceland Fram Reykjavík
Attendance: 50,000

Fram Reykjavík 2–2 Panathinaikos on aggregate. Panathinaikos won on away goals.

Dundalk Republic of Ireland0–2Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Report Pisont Goal 24'29'
Attendance: 3,500

Budapest Honvéd won 3–1 on aggregate.

Portadown Northern Ireland0–4Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Ratković Goal 19'54'
Pančev Goal 38'
Radinović Goal 87'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Tore Hollung (Norway)

Red Star Belgrade won 8–0 on aggregate.

Austria Wien Austria1–0England Arsenal
Stöger Goal 78' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 11,000

Arsenal won 6–2 on aggregate.

PSV Eindhoven Netherlands2–1Turkey Beşiktaş
Vanenburg Goal 25'
Kalusha Goal 74'
Report Tekin Goal 4'

PSV Eindhoven won 3–2 on aggregate.

Grasshopper Switzerland0–3Belgium Anderlecht
Report Nilis Goal 8'24'82'
Attendance: 10,800

Anderlecht won 4–1 on aggregate.

Hansa Rostock East Germany1–0Spain Barcelona
Spies Goal 66' Report
Attendance: 8,000

Barcelona won 3–1 on aggregate.

Rangers Scotland2–1 (a.e.t.)Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
McCall Goal 48'94' Report Nisbet Goal 98' (o.g.)

Sparta Prague 2–2 Rangers on aggregate. Sparta Prague won on away goals.

Benfica Portugal4–0Malta Ħamrun Spartans
Isaías Goal 52'
Brito Goal 70'
Yuran Goal 73'
Paulo Madeira Goal 75'
Attendance: 10,000

Benfica won 10–0 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona Spain 3–3 (a) Germany Kaiserslautern 2–0 1–3
Marseille France 4–4 (a) Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 3–2 1–2
Benfica Portugal 4–2 England Arsenal 1–1 3–1 (aet)
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 2–1 Denmark Brøndby 1–1 1–0
Panathinaikos Greece 4–2 Sweden IFK Göteborg 2–0 2–2
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 0–2 Belgium Anderlecht 0–0 0–2
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 5–1 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 3–1 2–0
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 3–4 Italy Sampdoria 2–1 1–3

First leg[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union1–1Denmark Brøndby
Salenko Goal 77' (pen.) Report Nielsen Goal 12'
Attendance: 29,184

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia3–1Cyprus Apollon Limassol
Pančev Goal 16'
Lukić Goal 70'
Savićević Goal 83' (pen.)
Report Ptak Goal 41'
  1. ^ Match was played in Hungary since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.

Panathinaikos Greece2–0Sweden IFK Göteborg
Saravakos Goal 27'
Marangos Goal 49'
Attendance: 55,000

PSV Eindhoven Netherlands0–0Belgium Anderlecht
Attendance: 27,000

Budapest Honvéd Hungary2–1Italy Sampdoria
Pisont Goal 52'
Cservenkai Goal 72'
Report Toninho Cerezo Goal 56'

Marseille France3–2Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Waddle Goal 34'
Papin Goal 55'60'
Report Vrabec Goal 63' (pen.)
Kukleta Goal 80' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,016

Barcelona Spain2–0Germany Kaiserslautern
Begiristain Goal 41'53' Report
Attendance: 65,000

Benfica Portugal1–1England Arsenal
Isaías Goal 15' Report Campbell Goal 18'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)

Second leg[edit]

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia2–1France Marseille
Frýdek Goal 36'
Siegl Goal 70'
Report Pelé Goal 86'
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

Marseille 4–4 Sparta Prague on aggregate. Sparta Prague won on away goals.

Apollon Limassol Cyprus0–2Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Savićević Goal 48'
Lukić Goal 79' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,000

Red Star Belgrade won 5–1 on aggregate.

IFK Göteborg Sweden2–2Greece Panathinaikos
Svensson Goal 23'
Ekström Goal 37'
Report Saravakos Goal 60'81' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,684

Panathinaikos won 4–2 on aggregate.

Brøndby Denmark0–1Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Report Yakovenko Goal 6'

Dynamo Kyiv won 2–1 on aggregate.

Anderlecht Belgium2–0Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Degryse Goal 10'
Boffin Goal 90'

Anderlecht won 2–0 on aggregate.

Kaiserslautern Germany3–1Spain Barcelona
Hotić Goal 35'49'
Goldbæk Goal 76'
Report Bakero Goal 87'

Barcelona 3–3 Kaiserslautern on aggregate. Barcelona won on away goals.

Arsenal England1–3 (a.e.t.)Portugal Benfica
Pates Goal 20' Report Isaías Goal 36'109'
Kulkov Goal 100'
Attendance: 35,815

Benfica won 4–2 on aggregate.

Sampdoria Italy3–1Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Lombardo Goal 10'
Vialli Goal 27'46'
Report Pari Goal 65' (o.g.)
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Sampdoria won 4–3 on aggregate.

Group stage[edit]

Location of teams of the 1992–93 UEFA Champions League.
Blue pog.svg Blue: Group A; Red pog.svg Red: Group B.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Italy Sampdoria 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 8 Advance to final
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 6 3 0 3 9 10 −1 6
3 Belgium Anderlecht 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 6
4 Greece Panathinaikos 6 0 4 2 1 4 −3 4
Source: UEFA
Anderlecht Belgium0–0Greece Panathinaikos
Sampdoria Italy2–0Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Nedeljković Goal 7' (o.g.)
Vialli Goal 74'
Attendance: 29,981

Panathinaikos Greece0–0Italy Sampdoria
Attendance: 51,500
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia3–2Belgium Anderlecht
Ratković Goal 19'
Ivić Goal 70'
Pančev Goal 88'
Report Lamptey Goal 33'
Nilis Goal 55'

Panathinaikos Greece0–2Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Pančev Goal 70'87'
Attendance: 55,311

Anderlecht Belgium3–2Italy Sampdoria
Degryse Goal 53'
Nilis Goal 66'88'
Report Vialli Goal 26'63'

Sampdoria Italy2–0Belgium Anderlecht
Lombardo Goal 33'
Mancini Goal 35'
Attendance: 33,874

Panathinaikos Greece0–0Belgium Anderlecht
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Joe Worrall (England)

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–3Italy Sampdoria
Mihajlović Goal 19' Report Katanec Goal 34'
Vasilijević Goal 41' (o.g.)
Mancini Goal 76'

Anderlecht Belgium3–2Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Oliveira Goal 3'
Bosman Goal 44'
Degryse Goal 82'
Report Pančev Goal 7'
Čula Goal 80'
Sampdoria Italy1–1Greece Panathinaikos
Mancini Goal 36' Report Marangos Goal 27'
  1. ^ Match was played in Hungary since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.
  2. ^ a b Match was played in Bulgaria since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Spain Barcelona 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 9 Advance to final
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 6
Portugal Benfica 6 1 3 2 8 5 +3 5
Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 6 2 0 4 3 12 −9 4
Source: UEFA
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union1–0Portugal Benfica
Salenko Goal 29' Report
Attendance: 41,500
Barcelona Spain3–2Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Amor Goal 14'
Laudrup Goal 34'
Bakero Goal 61'
Report Vrabec Goal 19'
Němeček Goal 64'
Attendance: 82,000

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia2–1Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Němeček Goal 13'
Vrabec Goal 22'
Report Sharan Goal 55'
Attendance: 14,639
Benfica Portugal0–0Spain Barcelona
Attendance: 65,000

Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union0–2Spain Barcelona
Report Stoichkov Goal 33'
Salinas Goal 66'
Attendance: 48,500
Benfica Portugal1–1Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Pacheco Goal 53' (pen.) Report Novotný Goal 31'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Howard King (Wales)

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia1–1Portugal Benfica
Chovanec Goal 45' Report Vítor Paneira Goal 29'
Attendance: 26,545
Barcelona Spain3–0Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Stoichkov Goal 60'81'
Salinas Goal 88'
Attendance: 53,000

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia1–0Spain Barcelona
Siegl Goal 65' Report
Attendance: 27,374
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)
Benfica Portugal5–0Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Brito Goal 25'62'
Isaías Goal 71'
Yuran Goal 83'87'

Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union1–0Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Salenko Goal 82' Report
Attendance: 5,000
Barcelona Spain2–1Portugal Benfica
Stoichkov Goal 10'
Bakero Goal 25'
Report Brito Goal 29'
Attendance: 81,000


Sampdoria Italy0–1 (a.e.t.)Spain Barcelona
Report Koeman Goal 112'
Attendance: 70,827

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1991–92 European Cup are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Yuran Portugal Benfica 7
France Jean-Pierre Papin France Olympique Marseille 7
3 Belgium Luc Nilis Belgium Anderlecht 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Pančev Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 6
Italy Gianluca Vialli Italy Sampdoria 6
6 Brazil Isaías Portugal Benfica 5
7 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Spain Barcelona 4
Portugal César Brito Portugal Benfica 4
Belgium Marc Degryse Belgium Anderlecht 4
Italy Attilio Lombardo Italy Sampdoria 4
Italy Roberto Mancini Italy Sampdoria 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Siniša Mihajlović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 4
England Alan Smith England Arsenal 4

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