1992 European Cup Final

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1992 European Cup Final
1992 European Cup Final programme.jpg
Event1991–92 European Cup
After extra time
Date20 May 1992
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeAron Schmidhuber (Germany)
(Champions League) 1993

The 1992 European Cup Final was a football match held on 20 May 1992 at Wembley Stadium, London, between Sampdoria of Italy and Barcelona of Spain. Barcelona won the game 1–0 after extra time, thanks to a Ronald Koeman free kick, to record their first triumph in the competition. It was the first to have a group stage involving the eight second-round winners split into two groups, and the winner of each one met in the final. In doing so, they became the second Spanish club to win the tournament and the 19th overall. This was the last final before the competition was re-branded as the Champions League. The final is, as of 2020, the most recent in which both of the finalists entered a European Cup/UEFA Champions League final having not won any the previous finals.


Team Previous final appearances (bold indicates winners)
Italy Sampdoria None
Spain Barcelona 2 (1961, 1986)

Route to the final[edit]

Italy Sampdoria Round Spain Barcelona
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Norway Rosenborg BK 7–1 5–0 (H) 2–1 (A) First round Germany Hansa Rostock 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A)
Hungary Honvéd 4–3 1–2 (A) 3–1 (H) Second round Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern 3–3 (a) 2–0 (H) 1–3 (A)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 2–0 (H) Matchday 1 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 3–2 (H)
Greece Panathinaikos 0–0 (A) Matchday 2 Portugal Benfica 0–0 (A)
Belgium Anderlecht 2–3 (A) Matchday 3 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 (A)
Belgium Anderlecht 2–0 (H) Matchday 4 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 3–0 (H)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 3–1 (A) Matchday 5 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 0–1 (A)
Greece Panathinaikos 1–1 (H) Matchday 6 Portugal Benfica 2–1 (H)
Group A winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Italy Sampdoria 6 8
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 6 6
3 Belgium Anderlecht 6 6
4 Greece Panathinaikos 6 4
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group B winner
Team Pld Pts
Spain Barcelona 6 9
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 6 6
Portugal Benfica 6 5
Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 6 4
Source: UEFA



Sampdoria Italy0–1 (a.e.t.)Spain Barcelona
Report Koeman Goal 112'
Attendance: 70,827
GK 1 Italy Gianluca Pagliuca
RB 2 Italy Moreno Mannini Yellow card 39'
CB 5 Italy Pietro Vierchowod Yellow card 66'
CB 6 Italy Marco Lanna
LB 3 Slovenia Srečko Katanec
RM 7 Italy Attilio Lombardo
CM 4 Italy Fausto Pari
CM 8 Brazil Toninho Cerezo
LM 11 Italy Ivano Bonetti Substituted off 73'
CF 10 Italy Roberto Mancini (c) Yellow card 118'
CF 9 Italy Gianluca Vialli Substituted off 100'
GK 12 Italy Giulio Nuciari
DF 13 Italy Dario Bonetti
MF 14 Italy Giovanni Invernizzi Substituted in 73'
FW 15 Brazil Paulo Silas
MF 16 Italy Renato Buso Substituted in 100'
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vujadin Boškov
FC Barcelona-Sampdoria 1992-05-20.svg
GK 1 Spain Andoni Zubizarreta (c)
SW 4 Netherlands Ronald Koeman
CB 3 Spain Albert Ferrer
CB 2 Spain Nando
DM 10 Spain Pep Guardiola Substituted off 112'
RWB 11 Spain Eusebio Sacristán
LWB 5 Spain Juan Carlos
AM 6 Spain José Mari Bakero Yellow card 75'
AM 9 Denmark Michael Laudrup
SS 8 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
CF 7 Spain Julio Salinas Substituted off 65'
DF 12 Spain José Ramón Alexanko Substituted in 112'
GK 13 Spain Carles Busquets
FW 14 Spain Txiki Begiristain
MF 15 Spain Miguel Ángel Nadal
MF 16 Spain Jon Andoni Goikoetxea Substituted in 65'
Netherlands Johan Cruyff

Assistant referees:
Joachim Ren (Germany)
Uwe Ennuschat (Germany)
Fourth official:
Karl-Josef Assenmacher (Germany)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

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