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1973 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

1973 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
Event 1972–73 European Cup Winners' Cup
Date 16 May 1973
Venue Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Referee Christos Michas (Greece)
Attendance 40,154

The 1973 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was the final football match of the 1972–73 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 13th European Cup Winners' Cup final. It was contested between A.C. Milan of Italy and Leeds United of England, and was held at Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Thessaloniki, Greece. Milan won the match 1–0 thanks to a goal by Luciano Chiarugi.

The Greek crowd at the final reacted to perceived bias towards Milan by referee Christos Michas by throwing missiles during the victors' lap of honour, but despite protests, the result was not overturned.[1] UEFA later banned Michas for life due to match fixing, although his role in this match was not investigated.[2]

Leeds, who perceived referee Christos Michas to have made a number of unfair decisions, attempted to gain a replay but UEFA denied the request.[3] In recent times Richard Corbett, an MEP for Yorkshire and Humber petitioned UEFA for a reversal of awarding AC Milan the victory.

Match details

16 May 1973
A.C. Milan 1–0 Leeds United
 5'
Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 40,154
Referee: Christos Michas
A.C. Milan
Leeds United A.F.C.
GK 1 Villiam Vecchi
DF 2 Giuseppe Sabadini
DF 3 Giulio Zignoli
DF 4 Angelo Anquilletti
DF 5 Maurizio Turone
MF 6 Roberto Rosato  59'
MF 10 Gianni Rivera
MF 8 Romeo Benetti
FW 7 Riccardo Sogliano
FW 9 Alberto Bigon
FW 11 Luciano Chiarugi
Substitutes:
MF 14 Dario Dolci  59'
Manager:
Nereo Rocco
GK 1 David Harvey
DF 2 Paul Reaney
DF 3 Trevor Cherry
MF 4 Mick Bates
DF 5 Paul Madeley
DF 6  89'
MF 10 Frank Gray  54'
MF 11 Terry Yorath
MF 7 Peter Lorimer
FW 8 Joe Jordan
FW 9 Mick Jones
Substitutes:
DF 12 Gordon McQueen  54'
FW 14 Chris Galvin
Manager:
Don Revie

See also

References

  1. ^ Uefa asked to probe Leeds United's 1973 Cup Winners' Cup defeat to AC Milan Daily Telegraph, 15 April 2009, retrieved on 28 May 2009
  2. ^ UEFA asked to probe United's final defeat Yorkshire Evening Post, 3 April 2009, retrieved on 28 May 2009
  3. ^ "MEP calls for inquiry into Milan-Leeds Euro final". Richard Corbett MEP. 10 August 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2006-11-11. 

External links

  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup results at Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  • 1973 European Cup Winners' Cup Final at UEFA.com
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