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    LEFT-WINGER PIERINO PRATI SCORED THREE GOALS TO SPUR A.C. MILAN TO A 4-1 VICTORY OVER?

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    LEFT-WINGER PIERINO PRATI SCORED THREE GOALS TO SPUR A.C. MILAN TO A 4-1 VICTORY OVER AJAX AMSTERDAM IN THE EUROPEAN CUP FINAL IN MADRID TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY). MILAN WILL NOW MEET ESTUDIANTES OF ARGENTINA IN THE WORLD CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

    MILAN IN DARK SHIRTS, ATTACKED FROM THE BEGINNING. AFTER SEVEN MINUTES, THEIR BRAZILIAN CENTRE FORWARD ANGELO SORMANI SENT OVER A CROSS FROM THE LEFT WHICH PRATI HEADED IN FOR THE FIRST GOAL.

    AJAX TRIED TO RETURN THE PRESSURE, BUT MILAN DREW TEN MEN BACK INTO THE DEFENCE. MILAN GOALKEEPER CUDICINI WAS ABLE TO WARD OFF AJAX'S ATTEMPTS.

    AFTER 40 MINUTES OF PLAY, MILAN INSIDE LEFT GIANNI RIVERA, FACED BY A CROWD OF DEFENDERS IN THE PENALTY AREA, BACKHANDED THE BALL INTO THE OPEN AND PRATI RAM IN FOR A 15-YARD (METRES) SHOT WHICH WHIPPED PAST AJAX GOALKEEPER GERRIT BALS. THE HALF-TIME SCORE WAS 2-0, FOR MILAN.

    AJAX NEVER FLAGGED AFTER THE INTERVAL, BUT THE ITALIANS KEPT UP PRESSURE AND CLOSELY MARKED THEIR OPPONENTS. AJAX'S ONE GOAL WAS SCORED IN A PENALTY BY YUGOSLAV FULLBACK VASOVIC IN THE 60TH MINUTE.

    IN THE 66TH MINUTE, MILAN CENTRE FORWARD SORMANI RAMMED HOME AN ANGLED SHOT TO GIVE MILAN THEIR THIRD GOAL. PRATI MADE MILAN'S FOURTH GOAL IN THE 74TH MINUTE AFTER HE HEADED IN A BALL FROM RIVERA.

    AFTER THAT, AJAX'S FORWARDS COULD ONLY MANAGE A FEW LONG SHOTS IN THE CLOSING MINUTES BEFORE HUNDREDS OF MILAN FANS SWARNED ONTO THE PITCH.

    THE MATCH, BEFORE 50,000 PEOPLE, WAS MILAN'S SECOND TRIUMPH IN EUROPE'S MAJOR CLUB SOCCER COMPETITION. THEY WON THE TROPHY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1963. AJAX HAD NEVER PREVIOUSLY REACHED THE FINAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74EU27CRPW0HBJ0BT7QA7XKTW
    Media URN:
    VLVA74EU27CRPW0HBJ0BT7QA7XKTW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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