Soccer -- and in their European Cup victory over West Germany's Borussia Moenchenglabach in Rome on Wednesday (25 may), Liverpool of England made up for their defeat in their own national Football Association Cup finals only five days earlier.
Soccer -- and in their European Cup victory over West Germany's Borussia Moenchenglabach in Rome on Wednesday (25 may), Liverpool of England made up for their defeat in their own national Football Association Cup finals only five days earlier. The match in the Italian capital began slowly, with only one goal in the first half -- but the English side stepped up the pace in the second half to make convincingly sure of the Cup with a final 3-1 score.
SYNOPSIS: Liverpool, in the red strip, kicking off from right to left in the first half.
Borussia's Bonhof, at number five, clearing upfield -- and team-mate Stielike, number nine, came close to scoring.
Borussia kept up their attacking moves in the second half, which opened with them one-down from a goal by Liverpool's McDermott in the twenty-eighth minute. But English goalkeeper Clemence wasn't an easy man to get past.
Liverpool returning the attack -- and Borussia's turn to defend.
The West Germans' hopes were raised with an equaliser in the fiftieth minute from Simonsen at number seven.
One - all.
But a Liverpool corner from Highway was neatly shunted into the Borussian goal by Smith to put the English side into the lead again - now at two-one.
Borussia fought back desperately, perhaps already sensing defeat. But Clemence in the Liverpool goal worked hard to stop them.
The same was finally clinched when Keegan was brought down for a penalty award to Liverpool. Neal scored from the spot to make it three-one in the eighty-third minute.
Three-one. It was too much for Borussia, and the remaining seven minutes were a foregone conclusion. Liverpool had won the Cup.