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The 1969 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, on 28 May 1969, that saw Milan of Italy play against Ajax of the Netherlands to determine who would be the champions of Europe that season. Ajax made history by becoming the first Dutch side to reach the final, but they were beaten by their Italian opponents 4-1.

Route to the final

Italy Milan Round Netherlands Ajax
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Replay
Sweden Malmö 5–3 1–2 (A) 4–1 (H) First round West Germany Nürnberg 5–1 1–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
Bye Second round Turkey Fenerbahçe 4–0 2–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
Scotland Celtic 1–0 0–0 (H) 1–0 (A) Quarter-finals Portugal Benfica 4–4 (r) 3–1 (A) 1–3 (a.e.t.) (H) 3–0 (a.e.t.)
England Manchester United 2–1 2–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Semi-finals Czechoslovakia Spartak Trnava 3–2 3–0 (H) 0–2 (A)

Match

Details

Milan Italy 4–1 Netherlands Ajax
Prati Goal 7'40'75'
Sormani Goal 67'
Report Vasović Goal 60' (pen.)
Milan
Ajax
GK 1 Italy Fabio Cudicini
RB 2 Italy Angelo Anquilletti
LB 3 West Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
CM 4 Italy Roberto Rosato
CB 5 Italy Saul Malatrasi
CB 6 Italy Giovanni Trapattoni
RF 7 Sweden Kurt Hamrin
CF 8 Italy Giovanni Lodetti
CF 9 Italy Angelo Sormani
CM 10 Italy Gianni Rivera (c)
LF 11 Italy Pierino Prati
Manager:
Italy Nereo Rocco
AC Milan-Ajax 1969-05-28.svg
GK 1 Netherlands Gert Bals (c)
RB 2 Netherlands Wim Suurbier Substituted off 46'
LB 3 Netherlands Barry Hulshoff
DM 4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Velibor Vasović
CB 5 Netherlands Theo van Duivenbode
DM 6 Netherlands Henk Groot Substituted off 46'
RW 7 Netherlands Anton Pronk
AM 8 Netherlands Sjaak Swart
CF 9 Sweden Inge Danielsson
AM 10 Netherlands Johan Cruyff
LW 11 Netherlands Piet Keizer
Substitutes:
MF 13 Netherlands Bennie Muller Substituted in 46'
FW 12 Netherlands Klaas Nuninga Substituted in 46'
Manager:
Netherlands Rinus Michels

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