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1976 European Cup Final
1976 European Cup Final
Event European Cup 1975–76
Date 12 May 1976
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee Károly Palotai (Hungary)
Attendance 54,864

The 1976 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Hampden Park, Glasgow, on May 12, 1976, that saw FC Bayern Munich of Germany defeat AS Saint-Étienne of France 1 - 0.


Match Summary

The match took place in Hampden Park, where AS Saint-Étienne defeated Rangers F.C. during the competition. Les Verts were playing against FC Bayern Munich, a team that was hoping to win the trophy for the 3rd year in a row.

The game began with Gerd Müller finding the back of the net, but his effort was disallowed by the referee for offside. AS Saint-Étienne were more and more confident but Franz Roth was keeping an eye on Jean-Michel Larqué, the team captain. In the 37th minute Hoeneß shot but it did not worry Ivan Ćurković, the goalkeeper. AS Saint-Étienne had plenty of chances to score though, at the 34th minute Dominique Bathenay's shot hit the crossbar, with Bayern's keeper Sepp Maier beaten. Five minutes later, Jacques Santini connected with a cross from Christian Sarramagna, but shot went just wide of the goalpost. After the final, French people called Hampden Park's goalsposts "les poteaux carrés", which means square goalposts. This bad luck had influence on AS Saint-Étienne's players, and FC Bayern Munich would have been satisfied that they were still on terms at the break.

After the start of the 2nd half, FC Bayern Munich were more confident. At the 57th minute, Oswaldo Piazza tackled Gerd Müller, and the referee gave a free-kick to the German team. Franz Beckenbauer shifted Roth, who scored. After this goal, les Verts tried everything. Robert Herbin chose to substitute Christian Sarramagna for Dominique Rocheteau but this was unsuccessful. At the end of the match, AS Saint-Étienne's players were crying, because they felt that they had been unlucky, but their supporters (at least 25,000 in Glasgow, plus 20,000 supportive and sympathetic Scots) were congratulating them, and their return in France was heroic, even though they were defeated.

Match details

May 12, 1976
West Germany FC Bayern Munich 1 – 0 AS Saint-Étienne France Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 54,864
Referee: Károly Palotai Hungary
Roth Goal 57'
FC Bayern Munich
AS Saint-Étienne
GK 1 Germany Sepp Maier
DF 2 Denmark Johnny Hansen
DF 3 Germany Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
DF 4 Germany Franz Beckenbauer (c)
DF 5 Germany Udo Horsmann
MF 6 Germany Bernd Dürnberger
MF 7 Germany Franz Roth
MF 8 Germany Jupp Kapellmann
FW 9 Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
FW 10 Germany Gerd Müller
FW 11 Germany Uli Hoeneß
GK Germany Hugo Robl
Germany Dettmar Cramer
GK 1 Yugoslavia Ivan Ćurković
DF 2 France Pierre Repellini
DF 3 Argentina Oswaldo Piazza
DF 4 France Christian Lopez
DF 5 France Gérard Janvion
MF 6 France Dominique Bathenay
MF 7 France Jacques Santini
MF 8 France Jean-Michel Larqué (c)
MF 9 France Patrick Revelli
FW 10 France Hervé Revelli
FW 11 France Christian Sarramagna Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
GK 13 France Jean Castaneda
FW 12 France Dominique Rocheteau Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
France Robert Herbin

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Preceded by
European Cup
Final 1975
European Cup
Final 1976
FC Bayern Munich
Succeeded by
European Cup
Final 1977


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