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1988 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

1988 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
Event 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup
Date 11 May 1988
Venue Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg
Referee Dieter Pauly (West Germany)
Attendance 39,446

The 1988 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested between Mechelen of Belgium and the defending champions, Ajax of Netherlands. It was the final match of the 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 28th European Cup Winners' Cup Final. The final was held at Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France. Mechelen won the match 1–0 thanks to a goal by Piet den Boer, assisted by Eli Ohana.

Route to the final

Mechelen Round Ajax
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo București 3–0 1–0 (H) 2–0 (A) First round Dundalk 6–0 4–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
St. Mirren 2–0 0–0 (H) 2–0 (A) Second round Hamburg 3–0 1–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
Dinamo Minsk 2–1 1–0 (H) 1–1 (A) Quarter-finals Young Boys 2–0 1–0 (A) 1–0 (H)
Atalanta 4–2 2–1 (H) 2–1 (A) Semi-finals Marseille 5–1 3–0 (A) 2–1 (H)



11 May 1988
20:15 CEST
Mechelen 1–0 Ajax
Den Boer  53' Report
Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg
Attendance: 39,446
Referee: Dieter Pauly (West Germany)
GK 1 Michel Preud'homme
RB 2 Koen Sanders  61'
CB 4 Lei Clijsters (c)
CB 5 Graeme Rutjes
LB 3 Geert Deferm
RM 8 Wim Hofkens  73'
CM 7 Marc Emmers
LM 10 Erwin Koeman
RW 6 Pascal De Wilde  60'
LW 11 Eli Ohana
CF 9 Piet den Boer  81'
GK 16 Pierre Drouguet
DF Raymond Jaspers
MF 12 Paul De Mesmaeker  60'
MF 13 Paul Theunis  73'
MF Joachim Benfeld
Aad de Mos
GK 1 Stanley Menzo
RB 2 Danny Blind  16'
CB 5 Frank Verlaat  73'
CB 3 Jan Wouters  90'
LB 4 Peter Larsson
RM 6 Arnold Scholten
CM 8 Aron Winter
LM 10 Arnold Mühren
RW 7 John van 't Schip (c)  57'
LW 11 Rob Witschge
CF 9 John Bosman
GK Lloyd Doesburg
MF Richard Witschge
MF Ally Dick
MF 17 Dennis Bergkamp  57'
FW 16 Hennie Meijer  73'
Barry Hulshoff

Assistant referees:
Karl-Heinz Tritschler (West Germany)
Aron Schmidhuber (West Germany)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

See also

External links

  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup results at Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  • Match summary at

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