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1972 European Cup Final
Event European Cup 1971–72
Date 31 May 1972
Venue Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Referee Robert Helles (France)
Attendance 67,000
1971
1973

The 1972 European Cup Final was a football match held at Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, on May 31, 1972, that saw AFC Ajax of the Netherlands defeat F.C. Internazionale Milano of Italy 2 - 0. Two second half goals from Johan Cruijff gave Ajax their second success in the competition, after their 1971 victory. This game is often said to be Total Football's greatest moment, Ajax dominated much of the game as Inter defended desperately.

Match details

May 31, 1972
Netherlands AFC Ajax 2 – 0 Internazionale Italy Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 67,000
Referee: Robert Helles France
Cruijff Goal 47' Goal 78'
AFC Ajax
Inter Milan
AFC AJAX:
GK 1 Netherlands Heinz Stuy
DF 3 Netherlands Wim Suurbier
DF 13 Netherlands Barry Hulshoff
DF 12 West Germany Horst Blankenburg
DF 5 Netherlands Ruud Krol
MF 7 Netherlands Johan Neeskens
MF 15 Netherlands Arie Haan
MF 9 Netherlands Gerrie Mühren
FW 8 Netherlands Sjaak Swart
FW 14 Netherlands Johan Cruijff
FW 11 Netherlands Piet Keizer (c)
Manager:
Romania Stefan Kovacs


Assistant Referees:
Fourth Official:

INTER MILAN:
GK 1 Italy Ivano Bordon
DF 2 Italy Tarcisio Burgnich
DF 3 Italy Giacinto Facchetti
DF 4 Italy Mauro Bellugi
DF 5 Italy Gabriele Oriali
MF 6 Italy Mario Giubertoni Substituted off in the 20th minute 20'
MF 7 Italy Gianfranco Bedin
MF 8 Italy Mario Frustalupi
FW 9 Brazil Jair da Costa Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
FW 10 Italy Sandro Mazzola
FW 11 Italy Roberto Boninsegna Booked
Substitutes:
DF 12 Italy Mario Bertini Substituted on in the 20th minute 20'
MF 13 Italy Sergio Pellizzaro Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
Manager:
Italy Giovanni Invernizzi

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Preceded by
European Cup
Final 1971
European Cup
Final 1972
AFC Ajax
Succeeded by
European Cup
Final 1973
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