1995 UEFA Champions League Final
1995championsleaguefinal.jpg
Event1994–95 UEFA Champions League
Date24 May 1995
VenueErnst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
RefereeIon Crăciunescu (Romania)
Attendance49,730
1994
1996

The 1995 UEFA Champions League Final was the 40th edition and took place in Vienna between AFC Ajax and A.C. Milan. It was Milan's third European Cup final in three years and they were aiming to tie Real Madrid's record of having won the European Cup six times. After 85 minutes the deadlock was broken when Frank Rijkaard, a former Milan player found Patrick Kluivert with just enough space in the penalty area to lose his two markers and slot the ball past Milan keeper Sebastiano Rossi.

This was the first final aired by private broadcasters and not by EBU, and the first year that shirts with sponsoring were worn in the European Cup final.

Road to final

Flag of Netherlands Ajax Round Flag of Italy Milan
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Flag of Italy Milan 2–0 (H) Matchday 1 Flag of Netherlands Ajax 0–2 (A)
Flag of Greece AEK Athens 2–1 (A) Matchday 2 Flag of Austria Casino Salzburg 3–0 (H)
Flag of Austria Casino Salzburg 0–0 (A) Matchday 3 Flag of Greece AEK Athens 0–0 (A)
Flag of Austria Casino Salzburg 1–1 (H) Matchday 4 Flag of Greece AEK Athens 2–1 (H)
Flag of Italy Milan 2–0 (A) Matchday 5 Flag of Netherlands Ajax 0–2 (H)
Flag of Greece AEK Athens 2–0 (H) Matchday 6 Flag of Austria Casino Salzburg 1–0 (A)
Group D winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Netherlands Ajax 6 4 2 0 9 2 +7 10
Flag of Italy Milan 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 5*
Flag of Austria Casino Salzburg 6 1 3 2 4 6 −2 5
Flag of Greece AEK Athens 6 0 2 4 3 9 −6 2
Final standings Group D runners-up
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Netherlands Ajax 6 4 2 0 9 2 +7 10
Flag of Italy Milan 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 5*
Flag of Austria Casino Salzburg 6 1 3 2 4 6 −2 5
Flag of Greece AEK Athens 6 0 2 4 3 9 −6 2
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Flag of Croatia Hajduk Split 3–0 0–0 (A) 3–0 (H) Quarter-finals Flag of Portugal Benfica 2–0 2–0 (H) 0–0 (A)
Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 5–2 0–0 (A) 5–2 (H) Semi-finals Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 3–0 1–0 (A) 2–0 (H)

* Milan were deducted two points for crowd trouble against Casino Salzburg on Matchday Two.

Match details

24 May 1995
20:30 CEST
Ajax Flag of Netherlands 1–0 Flag of Italy Milan Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
Attendance: 49,730
Referee: Ion Crăciunescu (Romania)
Kluivert Goal 85' Report

MatchCentre

Ajax
Milan
GK 1 Flag of Netherlands Edwin van der Sar
RB 2 Flag of Netherlands Michael Reiziger
CB 3 Flag of Netherlands Danny Blind (c) Booked in the 44th minute 44'
LB 5 Flag of Netherlands Frank de Boer
DM 4 Flag of Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
CM 6 Flag of Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Substituted off in the 53rd minute 53'
CM 8 Flag of Netherlands Edgar Davids
AM 10 Flag of Finland Jari Litmanen Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
RW 7 Flag of Nigeria Finidi George
LW 11 Flag of Netherlands Marc Overmars Booked in the 33rd minute 33'
CF 9 Flag of Netherlands Ronald de Boer
Substitutions:
GK 12 Flag of Netherlands Fred Grim
DF 13 Flag of Netherlands Winston Bogarde
FW 14 Flag of Nigeria Nwankwo Kanu Substituted on in the 53rd minute 53'
FW 15 Flag of Netherlands Patrick Kluivert Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
FW 16 Flag of Netherlands Peter van Vossen
Manager:
Flag of Netherlands Louis van Gaal
Ajax-Milan 1995-05-24.png
GK 1 Flag of Italy Sebastiano Rossi
RB 2 Flag of Italy Christian Panucci
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 Roberto Donadoni
CM 4 Flag of Italy Demetrio Albertini
CM 8 Flag of France Marcel Desailly
LM 10 Flag of Croatia Zvonimir Boban Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
CF 9 Flag of Italy Daniele Massaro Substituted off in the 88th minute 88'
CF 11 Flag of Italy Marco Simone
Substitutions:
GK 12 Flag of Italy Mario Ielpo
DF 13 Flag of Italy Filippo Galli
MF 14 Flag of Italy Stefano Eranio Substituted on in the 88th minute 88'
MF 15 Flag of Italy Gianluigi Lentini Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
MF 16 Flag of Italy Giovanni Stroppa
Manager:
Flag of Italy Fabio Capello

Assistant referees:
Flag of Romania Nicolae Grigorescu (Romania)
Flag of Romania Tudor Constantinescu (Romania)
Fourth official:
Flag of Romania Adrian Porumboiu (Romania)

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