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The 1967–68 European Cup was the 13th European Cup, UEFA's premier club football tournament. The competition was won by Manchester United, who beat Benfica 4–1 in the final at Wembley Stadium, London. The European Cup title marked the tenth year since the Munich air disaster, in which eight United players were killed and their manager, Matt Busby, was left close to death.

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First round

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Olympiakos Nicosia Cyprus 3–5 Yugoslavia Sarajevo 2–2 1–3
Manchester United England 4–0 Malta Hibernians 4–0 0–0
Celtic Scotland 2–3 Soviet Union Dynamo Kiev 1–2 1–1
Górnik Zabrze Poland 4–0 Sweden Djurgården 3–0 1–0
Basel Switzerland 4–5 Denmark Hvidovre 1–2 3–3
Ajax Netherlands 2–3 Spain Real Madrid 1–1 1–2
Skeid Norway 1–2 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 0–1 1–1
Karl-Marx-Stadt East Germany 2–5 Belgium Anderlecht 1–3 1–2
Dundalk Republic of Ireland 1–9 Hungary Vasas 0–1 1–8
Valur Iceland 4–41 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 1–1 3–3
Glentoran Northern Ireland 1–12 Portugal Benfica 1–1 0–0
Saint-Étienne France 5–0 Finland KuPS 2–0 3–0
Beşiktaş Turkey 0–4 Austria Rapid Vienna 0–1 0–3
Eintracht Braunschweig West Germany (w/o) Albania Dinamo Tirana
Olympiacos Greece 0–2 Italy Juventus 0–0 0–2
Botev Plovdiv Bulgaria 2–3 Romania Rapid Bucharest 2–0 0–3

1 Valur progressed to the Second Round on away goals.

2 Benfica progressed to the Second Round on away goals.

Second round

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Sarajevo Yugoslavia 1–2 England Manchester United 0–0 1–2
Dynamo Kiev Soviet Union 2–3 Poland Górnik Zabrze 1–2 1–1
Hvidovre Denmark 3–6 Spain Real Madrid 2–2 1–4
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 6–5 Belgium Anderlecht 3–2 3–3
Vasas Hungary 11–1 Iceland Valur 6–0 5–1
Benfica Portugal 2–1 France Saint-Étienne 2–0 0–1
Rapid Vienna Austria 1–2 West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig 1–0 0–2
Juventus Italy 1–0 Romania Rapid Bucharest 1–0 0–0

Quarter-finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Manchester United England 2–1 Poland Górnik Zabrze 2–0 0–1
Real Madrid Spain 4–2 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 3–0 1–2
Vasas Hungary 0–3 Portugal Benfica 0–0 0–3
Eintracht Braunschweig West Germany 3–31 Italy Juventus 3–2 0–1

1 Juventus progressed to the semi-finals over Eintracht Braunschweig by winning a play-off match 1–0.

Semi-finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Manchester United England 4–3 Spain Real Madrid 1–0 3–3
Benfica Portugal 3–0 Italy Juventus 2–0 1–0

Final

1968-05-29
Manchester United England 4 – 1 (a.e.t.) Portugal Benfica Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Concetto Lo Bello (Italy)
Charlton Goal 53' Goal 99'
Best Goal 93'
Kidd Goal 94'
Graça Goal 75'
European Cup 1967-68
England
Manchester United F.C.
First Title

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