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1988 European Cup Final

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Champion  PSV Eindhoven
Venue  Mercedes-Benz Arena
Event  1987–88 European Cup
Date  25 May 1988
Attendance  64,000
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Referee  Luigi Agnolin (Italian Football Federation)
Similar  1965 European Cup Final, 1961 European Cup Final, 1990 European Cup Final, 1964 European Cup Final, 1958 European Cup Final

The 1988 European Cup Final was a football match played between PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands and Benfica of Portugal. PSV won 6–5 on penalties after a goalless draw after extra time. The match was played at Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, on 25 May 1988. According to PSV-player Berry van Aerle, it was not a particularly good match, with both teams very cautious. However, it was exciting until the end and a tense penalty shoot-out.

For PSV, this win secured a Treble of the Dutch Cup, the Dutch Championship and the European Cup. Five of the PSV team were part of the Dutch team that went on to win UEFA Euro 1988 in Germany that summer.

References

1988 European Cup Final Wikipedia


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