1991 European Cup Final
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Red Star Belgrade won 5–3 on penalties
Event1990–91 European Cup
Date29 May 1991
VenueStadio San Nicola, Bari
RefereeTullio Lanese (Italy)
Attendance56,000
1990
1992

The 1991 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari, Italy, on 29 May 1991, that saw Red Star Belgrade of Yugoslavia defeat Marseille of France in a penalty shoot-out. After normal time and extra time could not separate the two sides, the match was to be decided on penalty kicks. Manuel Amoros's miss for the French side proved crucial, as Red Star held their nerve to win their first European Cup.

Route to the final

Flag of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade Round Flag of France Marseille
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Flag of Switzerland Grasshopper 5–2 1–1 (H) 4–1 (A) First round Flag of Albania Dinamo Tirana 5–1 5–1 (H) 0–0 (A)
Flag of Scotland Rangers 4–1 3–0 (H) 1–1 (A) Second round Flag of Poland Lech Poznań 8–4 2–3 (A) 6–1 (H)
Flag of East Germany Dynamo Dresden 6–0 3–0 (H) 3–0 (A) Quarter-finals Flag of Italy Milan 4–1 1–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 4–3 2–1 (A) 2–2 (H) Semi-finals Flag of Soviet Union Spartak Moscow 5–2 3–1 (A) 2–1 (H)

Lead-up to the match

Red Star arrived to Italy unusually early, on Thursday, 23 May 1991, six full days ahead of the final. The team set up base in the town of Monopoli, 40 kilometres (25 mi) south-east of Bari. There they stayed in Il Melograno Hotel and trained at the facilities of A.C. Monopoli. Due to a lot of interest from richer European clubs already being raised for the future services of young Red Star players, the club management tried to ensure its footballers are fully focused on the task at hand. The players were placed in semi-quarantine immediately upon arrival to Italy, which meant being separated from wives and girlfriends without ability to receive incoming phone calls in hotel rooms, though able to make outgoing calls.

Over the coming days, the club also organized for a large entourage consisting of former players & coaches, friends of the club, etc. to arrive in Bari in order to watch Red Star in its very first European Cup final. Therefore, club legends Rajko Mitić and Dragoslav Šekularac, notable former players Srđan Mrkušić, Stanislav Karasi, club's former coach Miša Pavić along with Serbian celebrities and public personalities such as Ljuba Tadić, Ivan Bekjarev, Bora Đorđević, etc. made their way to Italy.

Match

Details

29 May 1991
20:15 CEST
Red Star Belgrade Flag of Yugoslavia 0–0
(a.e.t.)
Flag of France Marseille Stadio San Nicola, Bari
Attendance: 56,000
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)
Report
  Penalties  
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5–3 Missed (saved) Amoros
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Red Star Belgrade
Marseille
GK 1 Flag of Yugoslavia Stevan Stojanović (c)
CM 2 Flag of Yugoslavia Vladimir Jugović
CB 3 Flag of Yugoslavia Slobodan Marović Booked in the 61st minute 61'
RB 4 Flag of Yugoslavia Refik Šabanadžović
SW 5 Flag of Romania Miodrag Belodedici
LB 6 Flag of Yugoslavia Ilija Najdoski
CM 7 Flag of Yugoslavia Robert Prosinečki
LM 8 Flag of Yugoslavia Siniša Mihajlović Booked in the 40th minute 40'
CF 9 Flag of Yugoslavia Darko Pančev
AM 10 Flag of Yugoslavia Dejan Savićević Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
RM 11 Flag of Yugoslavia Dragiša Binić Booked in the 26th minute 26'
Substitutes:
GK 12 Flag of Yugoslavia Milić Jovanović
DF 13 Flag of Yugoslavia Ivica Momčilović
DF 14 Flag of Yugoslavia Rade Tošić
MF 15 Flag of Yugoslavia Vlada Stošić Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
FW 16 Flag of Yugoslavia Vladan Lukić
Manager:
Flag of Yugoslavia Ljupko Petrović
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GK 1 Flag of France Pascal Olmeta
RM 2 Flag of France Manuel Amoros
LM 3 Flag of France Éric Di Meco Substituted off in the 112th minute 112'
CB 4 Flag of France Basile Boli Booked in the 28th minute 28'
CB 5 Flag of Brazil Carlos Mozer
CM 6 Flag of France Bruno Germain
CB 7 Flag of France Bernard Casoni
RF 8 Flag of England Chris Waddle
CF 9 Flag of France Jean-Pierre Papin (c)
LF 10 Flag of Ghana Abedi Pelé
CM 11 Flag of France Laurent Fournier Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
Substitutes:
GK 16 Flag of France Alain Casanova
DF 15 Flag of France Éric Mura
MF 12 Flag of Yugoslavia Dragan Stojković Substituted on in the 112th minute 112'
MF 13 Flag of France Philippe Vercruysse Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
MF 14 Flag of France Jean Tigana
Manager:
Flag of Belgium Raymond Goethals

Assistant referees:
Flag of Italy Castello Buonocore (Italy)
Flag of Italy Roberto Calabassi (Italy)
Fourth official:
Flag of Italy Pierluigi Magni (Italy)

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.

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