1990 European Cup Final
European Cup era, 1955–1992 trophy.jpg
Event1989–90 European Cup
Date23 May 1990
VenuePraterstadion, Vienna
RefereeHelmut Kohl (Austria)
Attendance57,500
1989
1991

The 1990 European Cup Final was a football match between Milan of Italy and Benfica of Portugal, played on 23 May 1990 at the Praterstadion in Vienna, Austria. The winning goal came in the 68th minute for Milan when Alessandro Costacurta passed the ball to Marco van Basten, who slotted it to Frank Rijkaard, who ran through the defense and scored.

As of 2014, Milan are the last side to have defended the trophy after winning it the previous season.

Route to the final

Flag of Italy Milan Round Flag of Portugal Benfica
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Flag of Finland HJK Helsinki 5–0 4–0 (H) 1–0 (A) First round Flag of Republic of Ireland Derry City 6–1 2–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 2–1 2–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Second round Flag of Hungary Budapest Honvéd 9–0 2–0 (A) 7–0 (H)
Flag of Belgium Mechelen 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (a.e.t.) (H) Quarter-finals Flag of Soviet Union Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 4–0 1–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 2–2 (a) 1–0 (H) 1–2 (a.e.t.) (A) Semi-finals Flag of France Marseille 2–2 (a) 1–2 (A) 1–0 (H)

Match

Details

23 May 1990
20:15 CEST
Milan Flag of Italy 1–0 Flag of Portugal Benfica Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 57,500
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)
Rijkaard Goal 68' Report
Milan
Benfica
GK 1 Flag of Italy Giovanni Galli
RB 2 Flag of Italy Mauro Tassotti
CB 5 Flag of Italy Alessandro Costacurta
CB 6 Flag of Italy Franco Baresi (c)
LB 3 Flag of Italy Paolo Maldini
RM 7 Flag of Italy Carlo Ancelotti Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
CM 4 Flag of Italy Angelo Colombo Substituted off in the 90th minute 90'
CM 8 Flag of Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
LM 11 Flag of Italy Alberigo Evani
CF 9 Flag of Netherlands Marco van Basten
CF 10 Flag of Netherlands Ruud Gullit
Substitutes:
GK 12 Flag of Italy Andrea Pazzagli
DF 13 Flag of Italy Filippo Galli Substituted on in the 90th minute 90'
FW 14 Flag of Italy Daniele Massaro Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
FW 15 Flag of Italy Marco Simone
FW 16 Flag of Italy Stefano Borgonovo
Manager:
Flag of Italy Arrigo Sacchi
AC Milan-Benfica 1990-05-23.png
GK 1 Flag of Portugal Silvino (c)
RB 2 Flag of Portugal José Carlos
CB 3 Flag of Brazil Ricardo Gomes Booked in the 65th minute 65'
CB 4 Flag of Portugal Samuel
LB 5 Flag of Brazil Aldair Booked in the 40th minute 40'
DM 9 Flag of Portugal Hernâni
CM 7 Flag of Portugal Vítor Paneira Substituted off in the 76th minute 76'
CM 8 Flag of Portugal António Pacheco Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
RW 6 Flag of Sweden Jonas Thern
LW 10 Flag of Brazil Valdo
CF 11 Flag of Sweden Mats Magnusson
Substitutes:
GK 12 Flag of Portugal Manuel Bento
DF 13 Flag of Portugal Fernando Mendes
DF 17 Flag of Brazil Gomes
MF 14 Flag of Portugal Diamantino
FW 15 Flag of Portugal César Brito Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
FW 16 Flag of Angola Vata Substituted on in the 76th minute 76'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

Assistant referees:
Flag of Austria Hubert Forstinger (Austria)
Flag of Austria Heinz Holzmann (Austria)
Fourth official:
Flag of Austria Friedrich Kaupe (Austria)

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

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