1991–92 European Cup

1991–92 European Cup
Wembley Stadium in London hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates 18 September 1991 – 20 May 1992
Teams 32
Final positions
Champions Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-up Sampdoria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 73
Goals scored 192 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s) Sergei Yuran
Jean-Pierre Papin
(7 goals each)

The 1991–92 season of the European Cup football club tournament 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. This was the last tournament before the competition was re-branded as the UEFA Champions League. 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 addition, it was the last time an East Germany team competed in European Cup until RB Leipzig's qualification for the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, albeit through unified Germany's league.

This tournament also marked the first appearance of English clubs after a six-year absence resulting from the ban they received following the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. They would have returned one year earlier had any club other than Liverpool won the 1990 Football League championship, but Liverpool were unable to participate in the 1990–91 competition because they had been banned for an additional year beyond the five-year ban to which all English clubs had been subjected. Arsenal represented England this season and reached the second round.

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

First round

Note: As Kaiserslautern and Hansa Rostock of Germany were champions of the 1990–91 Bundesliga and 1990–91 NOFV-Oberliga, respectively, both qualified for European Cup. As German reunification has occurred, all flags here show Germany instead of West/East Germany.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona 3–1 Hansa Rostock 3–0 0–1
Kaiserslautern 3–1 Etar 2–0 1–1
Union Luxembourg 0–10 Marseille 0–5 0–5
Sparta Prague 2–2 (a) Rangers 1–0 1–2
Hamrun Spartans 0–10 Benfica 0–6 0–4
Arsenal 6–2 Austria Wien 6–1 0–1
HJK Helsinki 0–4 Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 0–3
Brøndby 4–2 Zagłębie Lubin 3–0 1–2
Fram Reykjavík 2–2 (a) Panathinaikos 2–2 0–0
IFK Göteborg 1–1 (a) Flamurtari 0–0 1–1
Beşiktaş 2–3 PSV Eindhoven 1–1 1–2
Anderlecht 4–1 Grasshopper 1–1 3–0
Red Star Belgrade 8–0 Portadown 4–0 4–0
Universitatea Craiova 2–3 Apollon Limassol 2–0 0–3
Budapest Honvéd 3–1 Dundalk 1–1 2–0
Sampdoria 7–1 Rosenborg 5–0 2–1

First leg

Red Star Belgrade 4–0 Portadown
Tanjga  15'
Stošić  37'
Mihajlović  77', 85'
Report
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Hasan Ceylan (Turkey)

Kaiserslautern 2–0 Etar
Funkel  38' (pen.), 73' Report
Attendance: 24,700
Referee: Fortunato Azevedo (Portugal)

Universitatea Craiova 2–0 Apollon Limassol
Popescu  22' (pen.)
Agalliu  68'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Victor Filipov (Soviet Union)

Hamrun Spartans 0–6 Benfica
Report Pacheco  30'
Yuran  32', 35', 50', 83'
Rui Águas  75'

Sparta Prague 1–0 Rangers
Němec  20' Report

Fram Reykjavík 2–2 Panathinaikos
Ragnarsson  57'
Arnþórsson  62'
Report Christodoulou  38', 72'
Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik

Beşiktaş 1–1 PSV Eindhoven
Özdilek  80' (pen.) Report Ellerman  27'

Brøndby 3–0 Zagłębie Lubin
Christofte  53' (pen.)
Ekelund  58'
Okechukwu  73'
Report

Budapest Honvéd 1–1 Dundalk
Negrau  82' Report McEvoy  30'

IFK Göteborg 0–0 Flamurtari
Report

HJK Helsinki 0–1 Dynamo Kyiv
Report Kovalets  32'
Attendance: 3,032
Referee: Marek Kowalczyk (Poland)

Anderlecht 1–1 Grasshopper
Degryse  44' Report Nemtsoudis  65'

Union Luxembourg 0–5 Marseille
Report Papin  11', 31', 85' (pen.)
Xuereb  14'
Sauzée  44'

Sampdoria 5–0 Rosenborg
Lombardo  11', 84'
Dossena  26', 57'
Silas  76'
Report

Barcelona 3–0 Hansa Rostock
Laudrup  25', 47'
Goikoetxea  77'
Report
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Alphonse Constantin (Belgium)

Arsenal 6–1 Austria Wien
Linighan  38'
Smith  51', 54', 66', 67'
Limpar  80'
Report Ogris  56'

Second leg

Zagłębie Lubin 2–1 Brøndby
Czachowski  60'
Grech  73'
Report Vilfort  28'

Brøndby won 4–2 on aggregate.


Apollon Limassol 3–0 Universitatea Craiova
Ptak  10' (pen.)
Beširević  56', 79'
Report
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Dimitar Momirov (Bulgaria)

Apollon Limassol won 3–2 on aggregate.


Flamurtari 1–1 IFK Göteborg
Daullja  25' Report Ekström  68'

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


Etar 1–1 Kaiserslautern
Chervenkov  43' Report Degen  90'

Kaiserslautern won 3–1 on aggregate.


Dynamo Kyiv 3–0 HJK Helsinki
Kovalets  28'
Moroz  48'
Hrytsyna  72'
Report
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Erman Toroğlu (Turkey)

Dynamo Kyiv won 4–0 on aggregate.


Marseille 5–0 Union Luxembourg
Papin  15', 46'
Angloma  56'
Eyraud  60'
Xuereb  75'
Report

Marseille won 10–0 on aggregate.


Rosenborg 1–2 Sampdoria
Strand  83' Report Vialli  85'
Mancini  90' (pen.)

Sampdoria won 7–1 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos 0–0 Fram Reykjavík
Report

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


Dundalk 0–2 Budapest Honvéd
Report Pisont  24', 29'

Budapest Honvéd won 3–1 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade won 8–0 on aggregate.


Austria Wien 1–0 Arsenal
Stöger  78' (pen.) Report

Arsenal won 6–2 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven 2–1 Beşiktaş
Vanenburg  25'
Kalusha  74'
Report Tekin  4'

PSV Eindhoven won 3–2 on aggregate.


Grasshopper 0–3 Anderlecht
Report Nilis  8', 24', 82'

Anderlecht won 4–1 on aggregate.


Hansa Rostock 1–0 Barcelona
Spies  66' Report
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Pier Luigi Pairetto (Italy)

Barcelona won 3–1 on aggregate.


Rangers 2–1 (a.e.t.) Sparta Prague
McCall  48', 94' Report Nisbet  98' (o.g.)

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


Benfica 4–0 Hamrun Spartans
Isaías  52'
Brito  70'
Yuran  73'
Paulo Madeira  75'
Report

Benfica won 10–0 on aggregate.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona 3–3 (a) Kaiserslautern 2–0 1–3
Marseille 4–4 (a) Sparta Prague 3–2 1–2
Benfica 4–2 Arsenal 1–1 3–1 (aet)
Dynamo Kyiv 2–1 Brøndby 1–1 1–0
Panathinaikos 4–2 IFK Göteborg 2–0 2–2
PSV Eindhoven 0–2 Anderlecht 0–0 0–2
Red Star Belgrade 5–1 Apollon Limassol 3–1 2–0
Budapest Honvéd 3–4 Sampdoria 2–1 1–3

First leg

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

Red Star Belgrade 3–1 Apollon Limassol
Pančev  16'
Lukić  70'
Savićević  83' (pen.)
Report Ptak  41'
Attendance: 2,500

Panathinaikos 2–0 IFK Göteborg
Saravakos  27'
Marangos  49'
Report

PSV Eindhoven 0–0 Anderlecht
Report

Budapest Honvéd 2–1 Sampdoria
Pisont  52'
Cservenkai  72'
Report Toninho Cerezo  56'

Marseille 3–2 Sparta Prague
Waddle  34'
Papin  55', 60'
Report Vrabec  63' (pen.)
Kukleta  80' (pen.)

Barcelona 2–0 Kaiserslautern
Begiristain  41', 53' Report

Benfica 1–1 Arsenal
Isaías  15' Report Campbell  18'

Second leg

Sparta Prague 2–1 Marseille
Frýdek  36'
Siegl  70'
Report Pelé  86'

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


Apollon Limassol 0–2 Red Star Belgrade
Report Savićević  48'
Lukić  79' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Heinz Holzmann (Austria)

Red Star Belgrade won 5–1 on aggregate.


IFK Göteborg 2–2 Panathinaikos
Svensson  23'
Ekström  37'
Report Saravakos  60', 81' (pen.)

Panathinaikos won 4–2 on aggregate.


Brøndby 0–1 Dynamo Kyiv
Report Yakovenko  6'

Dynamo Kyiv won 2–1 on aggregate.


Anderlecht 2–0 PSV Eindhoven
Degryse  10'
Boffin  90'
Report

Anderlecht won 2–0 on aggregate.


Kaiserslautern 3–1 Barcelona
Hotić  35', 49'
Goldbæk  76'
Report Bakero  90'

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


Arsenal 1–3 (aet) Benfica
Pates  20' Report Isaías  36', 109'
Kulkov  100'

Benfica won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sampdoria 3–1 Budapest Honvéd
Lombardo  10'
Vialli  27', 46'
Report Pari  65' (o.g.)

Sampdoria won 4–3 on aggregate.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Sampdoria 6321105+58
Red Star Belgrade 6303910−16
Anderlecht 622289−16
Panathinaikos 604214−34
Anderlecht 0–0 Panathinaikos
Report
Sampdoria 2–0 Red Star Belgrade
Nedeljković  7' (o.g.)
Vialli  74'
Report
Attendance: 30,000

Panathinaikos 0–0 Sampdoria
Report
Attendance: 51,500
Red Star Belgrade 3–2 Anderlecht
Ratković  19'
Ivić  70'
Pančev  88'
Report Lamptey  33'
Nilis  55'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)

Match was played in Budapest, 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 0–2 Red Star Belgrade
Report Pančev  70', 87'
Attendance: 60,000
Anderlecht 3–2 Sampdoria
Degryse  53'
Nilis  66', 88'
Report Vialli  26', 63'

Red Star Belgrade 1–0 Panathinaikos
Mihajlović  53' (pen.) Report

Match was played in Sofia, 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.

Sampdoria 2–0 Anderlecht
Lombardo  33'
Mancini  35'
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Panathinaikos 0–0 Anderlecht
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Joe Worrall (England)
Red Star Belgrade 1–3 Sampdoria
Mihajlović  19' Report Katanec  34'
Vasilijević  41' (o.g.)
Mancini  76'

Match was played in Sofia, 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.


Anderlecht 3–2 Red Star Belgrade
Oliveira  3'
Bosman  44'
Degryse  82'
Report Pančev  7'
Čula  80'
Sampdoria 1–1 Panathinaikos
Mancini  36' Report Marangos  27'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Barcelona 6411104+69
Sparta Prague 62227706
Benfica 613285+35
Dynamo Kyiv 6204312−94
Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 Benfica
Salenko  29' Report
Attendance: 41,500
Barcelona 3–2 Sparta Prague
Amor  14'
Laudrup  34'
Bakero  61'
Report Vrabec  19'
Němeček  64'
Attendance: 80,000

Sparta Prague 2–1 Dynamo Kyiv
Němeček  13'
Vrabec  22'
Report Sharan  55'
Attendance: 14,639
Referee: Rosario Lo Bello (Italy)
Benfica 0–0 Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 70,000

Dynamo Kyiv 0–2 Barcelona
Report Stoichkov  33'
Salinas  66'
Attendance: 48,500
Benfica 1–1 Sparta Prague
Pacheco  53' (pen.) Report Novotný  31'
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Howard King (Wales)

Sparta Prague 1–1 Benfica
Chovanec  45' Report Vítor Paneira  29'
Attendance: 20,000
Barcelona 3–0 Dynamo Kyiv
Stoichkov  60', 81'
Salinas  88'
Report
Attendance: 53,000

Sparta Prague 1–0 Barcelona
Siegl  65' Report
Attendance: 27,374
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)
Benfica 5–0 Dynamo Kyiv
Brito  25', 62'
Isaías  71'
Yuran  83', 87'
Report
Attendance: 78,000

Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 Sparta Prague
Salenko  82' Report
Attendance: 5,000
Barcelona 2–1 Benfica
Stoichkov  10'
Bakero  25'
Report Brito  29'
Attendance: 100,000

Final

Sampdoria 0–1 (a.e.t.) Barcelona
Report Koeman  112'
Attendance: 70,827

Top scorers

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

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Sergei Yuran Benfica 7
Jean-Pierre Papin Olympique Marseille 7
3 Luc Nilis Anderlecht 6
Darko Pančev Red Star Belgrade 6
Gianluca Vialli Sampdoria 6
6 Isaías Benfica 5
7 Hristo Stoichkov Barcelona 4
César Brito Benfica 4
Marc Degryse Anderlecht 4
Attilio Lombardo Sampdoria 4
Roberto Mancini Sampdoria 4
Siniša Mihajlović Red Star Belgrade 4
Alan Smith Arsenal 4
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