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1973uefacup

Liverpool won the 1973 UEFA Cup Final, beating German side, Borussia Monchengladbach 3-2 on aggregate. The final was a two-legged tie, with thr first leg at Anfield, and the second at the Bokelbergstadion. Liverpool handily won the first leg, putting the German side away with a comfortable 3-0 victory. Two weeks later, the Reds suffered a 2-0 defeat away from home, but held on to secure their first ever European honour. The two sides later met again in the 1977 European Cup Final, with Liverpool once again coming away the victors.

This victory meant Liverpool had completed a double, having already won the league title. This made them the first English side to win a European trophy while also winning their own division.

Build-upEdit

Liverpool progressed through their UEFA Cup campaign relatively easily, passing through to the semi-final having conceded just twice. Their toughest test was against league rivals Tottenham, who were the defending champions. An Alec Lindsay strike was the difference in a 1-0 win at Anfield, and two weeks later the Reds reached the final, going through on the away-goals rule despite suffering a 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane. This was just Liverpool’s second European final, having suffered a loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Cup Winners Cup seven years earlier.

Monchengladbach had an even simpler run to the final, dominating all opposition. They scored at least five goals against each side they met, and their smallest aggregate victory was a 5-1 win over FC Twente in the semi-final.

DetailsEdit

First legEdit

10 May 1973 Liverpool 3-0 Borussia Monchengladbach Anfield, Liverpool
Keegan (21, 32), Lloyd (61)


Second legEdit

23 May 1973 Liverpool 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach
Heynckes (29, 40)


TeamEdit

First legEdit

Starting 11:

Substitutes:

Second legEdit

Starting 11:

Substitutes:

See AlsoEdit


Liverpool F.C. finals
FA Cup: 19141950196519711974197719861988198919921996200120062012

League Cup: 197819811982198319841987199520012003200520122016


European Cup: 197719781981198419852005200720182019


UEFA Cup: 1973197620012016


European Cup Winners Cup: 1966


UEFA Super Cup: 197719781984200120052019


Charity/Community Shield: 1922196419651966197119741976197719791980198219831984198619881989199019922001200220062019
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