|Red Star Belgrade won 5–3 on penalties|
|Event||1990–91 European Cup|
|Date||29 May 1991|
|Venue||Stadio San Nicola, Bari|
|Referee||Tullio Lanese (Italy)|
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
|Red Star Belgrade||Round||Marseille|
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Grasshopper||5–2||1–1 (H)||4–1 (A)||First round||Dinamo Tirana||5–1||5–1 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|Rangers||4–1||3–0 (H)||1–1 (A)||Second round||Lech Poznań||8–4||2–3 (A)||6–1 (H)|
|Dynamo Dresden||6–0||3–0 (H)||3–0 (A)||Quarter-finals||Milan||4–1||1–1 (A)||3–0 (H)|
|Bayern Munich||4–3||2–1 (A)||2–2 (H)||Semi-finals||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.
|29 May 1991
|Red Star Belgrade||0–0
|Marseille||Stadio San Nicola, Bari|
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)
|International club football|
|North America, Central America and the Caribbean|