1978–79 UEFA Cup

1978–79 UEFA Cup
Dates13 September 1978 – 23 May 1979
Final positions
ChampionsWest Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach (2nd title)
Runners-upSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s)Allan Simonsen (9 goals)

The 1978–79 UEFA Cup was won by Borussia Mönchengladbach on aggregate over Red Star Belgrade.

First round[]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 2–1 Italy L.R. Vicenza 1–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Milan Italy 1–1 (7–6 p) Czechoslovakia Lokomotíva Košice 1–0 (Report) 0–1 (aet) (Report)
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 3–5 Spain Valencia 2–1 (Report) 1–4 (Report)
Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 7–2 Austria Sturm Graz 5–1 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
Argeș Pitești Romania 5–1 Greece Panathinaikos 3–0 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
Athletic Bilbao Spain 2–3 Netherlands Ajax 2–0 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Finn Harps Republic of Ireland 0–10 England Everton 0–5 (Report) 0–5 (Report)
Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg 0–2 Switzerland Lausanne Sports 0–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Nantes France 0–2 Portugal Benfica 0–2 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Sporting Gijón Spain 3–1 Italy Torino 3–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Braga Portugal 7–3 Malta Hibernians 5–0 (Report) 2–3 (Report)
Galatasaray Turkey 2–6 England West Bromwich Albion 1–3 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
Berliner FC Dynamo East Germany 6–6(a) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 5–2 (Report) 1–4 (Report)
KuPS Finland 6–5 Denmark B 1903 2–1 (Report) 4–4 (Report)
Basel Switzerland 3–7 West Germany Stuttgart 2–3 (Report) 1–4 (Report)
Torpedo Moscow Soviet Union 7–3 Norway Molde 4–0 (Report) 3–3 (Report)
Elfsborg Sweden 3–4 France Strasbourg 2–0 (Report) 1–4 (Report)
MSV Duisburg West Germany 10–2 Poland Lech Poznań 5–0 (Report) 5–2 (Report)
Standard Liège Belgium 1–0 Scotland Dundee United 1–0 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Start Norway 0–1 Denmark Esbjerg 0–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Arsenal England 7–1 East Germany Lokomotive Leipzig 3–0 (Report) 4–1 (Report)
Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany 3–2 Belgium Lierse 1–0 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
IBV Iceland (a)1–1 Northern Ireland Glentoran 0–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Twente Netherlands 3–4 England Manchester City 1–1 (Report) 2–3 (Report)
Hibernian Scotland 3–2 Sweden IFK Norrköping 3–2 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Politehnica Timișoara Romania 3–2 Hungary MTK Hungária 2–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Pezoporikos Larnaca Cyprus 3–7 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 2–2 (Report) 1–5 (Report)
Olympiacos Greece 3–4 Bulgaria Levski Sofia 2–1 (Report) 1–3 (aet) (Report)
Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union 3–1 Italy Napoli 2–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Hajduk Split Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 3–2 Austria Rapid Wien 2–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Hertha BSC West Germany 2–1 Bulgaria Botev Plovdiv 0–0 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 8–2 Turkey Adanaspor 6–0 (Report) 2–2 (Report)

First leg[]

Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia1–0Italy L.R. Vicenza
Nehoda Goal 6'

Milan Italy1–0Czechoslovakia Lokomotíva Košice
Novellino Goal 34'

Sporting Gijón Spain3–0Italy Torino
E. Ferrero Goal 4'
Morán Goal 14'66'
El Molinón, Gijón
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Franz Wöhrer (Austria)

Enzo Ferrero scored an olympic goal.


Berliner FC Dynamo East Germany5–2Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Riediger Goal 16'28'69'
Netz Goal 20'
Brillat Goal 89'
Šestić Goal 34'
Savić Goal 36'
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, East Berlin
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali (Italy)

Basel Switzerland2 – 3Germany Stuttgart
Stohler Goal 30'
Tanner Goal 78'
Report Goal 44' D. Hoeneß
Goal 54'70' Ohlicher

Elfsborg Sweden2–0France Strasbourg
Svensson Goal 17'
Magnusson Goal 44' (pen.)

Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union2–0Italy Napoli
Kipiani Goal 39'
Shengelia Goal 49'
Dinamo Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 90,000

Hajduk Split Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia2–0Austria Rapid Wien
Čop Goal 32'
Luketin Goal 90+3'
Kod Stare Plinare Stadium, Split
Referee: Paul Bonett (Malta)

CSKA Sofia Bulgaria2–1Spain Valencia
Dzhevizov Goal 7'
Hristov Goal 54'
Solsona Goal 71'

Hertha BSC Germany0–0Bulgaria Botev Plovdiv
Olympiastadion, West Berlin
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: John Hunting (England)

Braga Portugal5–0Malta Hibernians
Chico Gordo Goal 2'17'19'77'
Lito Goal 74'
Report
Estádio 1º de Maio, Braga
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Tomeo Palanques (Spain)

Second leg[]

Dukla Prague won 2–1 on aggregate.


Lokomotíva Košice 1–1 Milan on aggregate. Milan won 7–6 on penalties.


Torino Italy1–0Spain Sporting Gijón
Graziani Goal 64'
Stadio Comunale, Turin
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Béla Nagy (Hungary)

Sporting Gijón won 3–1 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia4–1East Germany Berliner FC Dynamo
Savić Goal 58'
Borovnica Goal 69'80'
Lauck Goal 89' (o.g.)
Riediger Goal 12'
Red Star Stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Sándor Kuti (Hungary)

Berliner FC Dynamo 6–6 Red Star Belgrade. Red Star Belgrade won on away goals.


Stuttgart Germany4 – 1Switzerland Basel
Kelsch Goal 24'48'68'
Müller Goal 64'
Report Goal 35' Schönenberger

Stuttgart won 7–3 on aggregate.


Strasbourg France4–1Sweden IF Elfsborg
Piasecki Goal 8'
Tanter Goal 27'
Gemmrich Goal 75'
Wagner Goal 80'
Ahlström Goal 43'

Strasbourg won 4–3 on aggregate.


Napoli Italy1–1Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
Savoldi Goal 79' (pen.) Daraselia Goal 66'
Stadio San Paolo, Naples
Attendance: 75,000

Dinamo Tbilisi won 3–1 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien Austria2–1Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split
Krejcirik Goal 73'
Francker Goal 89'
Žungul Goal 24'
Praterstadion, Vienna
Referee: Angel Franco Martinez (Spain)

Hajduk Split won 3–2 on aggregate.


Valencia Spain4–1Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Saura Goal 16'82'
Felman Goal 53'
Kempes Goal 87'
Hristov Goal 17'

Valencia won 5–3 on aggregate.


Botev Plovdiv Bulgaria1–2Germany Hertha BSC
Slavkov Goal 49' Granitza Goal 32'41'
Hristo Botev Stadium, Plovdiv
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Jack Baumann (Switzerland)

Hertha BSC Berlin won 2–1 on aggregate.


Hibernians Malta3–2Portugal Braga
Carter Goal 20'69'
Spiteri-Gonzi Goal 86'
Report Chico Gordo Goal 29'
Ronaldo Goal 49'
Valletta
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Heinz Fahnler (Austria)

Braga won 7–3 on aggregate.

Second round[]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax Netherlands 5–0 Switzerland Lausanne Sports 1–0 (Report) 4–0 (Report)
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 4–2 Romania Politehnica Timișoara 4–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Everton England 2–2(a) Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 2–1 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Argeș Pitești Romania 4–6 Spain Valencia 2–1 (Report) 2–5 (Report)
Carl Zeiss Jena East Germany 0–3 West Germany MSV Duisburg 0–0 (Report) 0–3 (aet) (Report)
Torpedo Moscow Soviet Union 2–3 West Germany Stuttgart 2–1 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Hajduk Split Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–2(a) England Arsenal 2–1 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Hertha BSC West Germany 2–1 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
IBV Iceland 1–4 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 0–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
KuPS Finland 1–6 Denmark Esbjerg 0–2 (Report) 1–4 (Report)
Manchester City England 4–2 Belgium Standard Liège 4–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 1–4 Italy Milan 1–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Strasbourg France 2–1 Scotland Hibernian 2–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Braga Portugal 0–3 England West Bromwich Albion 0–2 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Benfica Portugal 0–2 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 (Report) 0–2 (aet) (Report)
Sporting Gijón Spain 1–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 0–1 (Report) 1–1 (Report)

First leg[]

Hajduk Split Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia2–1England Arsenal
Čop Goal 13'
Đorđević Goal 39'
Brady Goal 16'
Kod Stare Plinare Stadium, Split
Referee: Ernst H. Dörflinger (Switzerland)

Levski Sofia Bulgaria1–1Italy Milan
Milkov Goal 12' Chiodi Goal 11'


Sporting Gijón Spain0–1Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Blagojević Goal 85'
El Molinón, Gijón
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: John Carpenter (Republic of Ireland)

Second leg[]

Arsenal England1–0Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split
Young Goal 83'
Arsenal Stadium, London
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

Arsenal 2–2 Hajduk Split. Arsenal won on away goals.


Milan Italy3–0Bulgaria Levski Sofia
Maldera Goal 12'
Bigon Goal 40'
Chiodi Goal 75'

Milan won 4–1 on aggregate. On 23 November 1978, UEFA fined Milan $14,000 for a bribery attempt to the Scottish referee John Gordon and linesmen Rollo Kyle and David McCartney (Italian club took the officials to shop for free the day before the game). Curiously, UEFA did not sanction the referee at all, however, Scottish Football Association suspended him.


Hibernian Scotland1–0France Strasbourg
McLeod Goal 61' (pen.)

Strasbourg won 2–1 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–1Spain Sporting Gijón
Petrović Goal 80' Borovnica Goal 22' (o.g.)
Red Star Stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Georges Konrath (France)

Red Star Belgrade won 2–1 on aggregate.

Third round[]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Milan Italy 2–5 England Manchester City 2–2 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 5–3 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 1–1 (Report) 4–2 (Report)
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 4–3 Netherlands Ajax 4–1 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Esbjerg Denmark 2–5 West Germany Hertha BSC 2–1 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Strasbourg France 0–4 West Germany MSV Duisburg 0–0 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–1 England Arsenal 1–0 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Valencia Spain 1–3 England West Bromwich Albion 1–1 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Stuttgart West Germany 4–5 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 4–1 (Report) 0–4 (Report)

First leg[]

Milan Italy2–2England Manchester City
Bigon Goal 59'82' Kidd Goal 37'
Power Goal 57'


Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–0England Arsenal
Blagojević Goal 12'
Red Star Stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Eldar Azim Zade (Soviet Union)

Second leg[]

Manchester City England3–0Italy Milan
Booth Goal 15'
Hartford Goal 31'
Kidd Goal 43'

Manchester City won 5–2 on aggregate.


MSV Duisburg West Germany4–0France Strasbourg
Worm Goal 33'
Weber Goal 43'76'
Fruck Goal 48'

Duisburg won 4–0 on aggregate.


Arsenal England1–1Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Sunderland Goal 69' Savić Goal 87'
Arsenal Stadium, London
Attendance: 41,566
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)

Quarter-finals[]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 4–4(a) West Germany MSV Duisburg 2–3 2–1
Hertha BSC West Germany 3–2 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 1–1 2–1
Manchester City England 2–4 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–1 1–3
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–1 England West Bromwich Albion 1–0 1–1

First leg[]

Budapest Honvéd Hungary2–3West Germany MSV Duisburg
Varga Goal 36'
Weimper Goal 49' (pen.)
Report UEFA Report Worm Goal 23'53'
Seliger Goal 85'
Bozsik Stadion, Budapest
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Georges Konrath (France)

Hertha BSC West Germany1–1Czech Republic Dukla Prague
Nüssing Goal 7' Report UEFA Report Pelc Goal 51'
Olympiastadion, West Berlin
Attendance: 23,300
Referee: Svein-Inge Thime (Norway)


Second leg[]

MSV Duisburg West Germany1–2Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Büssers Goal 36' Report UEFA Report Poczik Goal 84'
Pal Goal 88'
Wedaustadion, Duisburg
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Nicolae Rainea (Romania)

MSV Duisburg 4–4 Budapest Honvéd. Duisburg won on away goals.


Dukla Prague Czech Republic1–2West Germany Hertha BSC
Nehoda Goal 21' Report UEFA Report Agerbeck Goal 32'
Milewski Goal 57'
Stadion Juliska, Prague
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ian Foote (Scotland)

Hertha BSC Berlin won 3–2 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany3–1England Manchester City
Kulik Goal 26'
Bruns Goal 52'
Del'Haye Goal 71'
Report UEFA Report Deyna Goal 78'
Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: César Correia Diaz da Luz (Portugal)

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 4–2 on aggregate.


West Bromwich Albion England1–1Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Regis Goal 42' Report UEFA Report Šestić Goal 88'
The Hawthorns, Birmingham
Attendance: 31,587
Referee: Klaus Scheurell (East Germany)

Red Star Belgrade won 2–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
MSV Duisburg West Germany 3–6 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–2 1–4
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (a)2–2 West Germany Hertha BSC 1–0 1–2

First leg[]

MSV Duisburg West Germany2–2West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Worm Goal 47'
Fruck Goal 63'
Report UEFA Report Simonsen Goal 62'
Lausen Goal 76'
Wedaustadion, Duisburg
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–0West Germany Hertha BSC
Savić Goal 7' Report UEFA Report
Red Star Stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Alexis Ponnet (Belgium)

Second leg[]

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 6–3 on aggregate.


Hertha BSC West Germany2–1Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Beer Goal 2'
Sidka Goal 18'
Report UEFA Report Šestić Goal 74'
Olympiastadion, West Berlin
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Riccardo Lattanzi (Italy)

Red Star Belgrade 2–2 Hertha BSC Berlin. Red Star Belgrade won on away goals.

Final[]

First leg[]

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–1West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Šestić Goal 22' Report UEFA Report Jurišić Goal 60' (o.g.)
Red Star Stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: Ian Foote (Scotland)

Second leg[]

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 2–1 on aggregate.

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