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Game #3702

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 26 May 1982

Won

Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

European Cup

Bayern Munich

Attendance: 39,776

De Kuip, Rotterdam

Aston Villa

1-0

FC Bayern Munich

Assist(s) | Tony Morley | 67' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat the star studded German champions Bayern Munich to lift the European Cup in Rotterdam as Tony Barton achieves the greatest prize in club football after just 26 games in charge. Peter Withe hits the winner midway through the second half amidst delirious scenes of celebrations that last for many, many days.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 26 May 1982

๐Ÿ” | 9โ€™ Sub off, Jimmy Rimmer, Sub on, Nigel Spink
๐ŸŸจ | 38' Booking, Gary Williams
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Bayern Munich
โšฝ | 67โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Tony Morley
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Bayern Munich

ON THIS DAY

Tony Barton's Villa win the European Cup at the first attempt in just his twenty fifth game as Villa boss and twelve months on from their League title win under Ron Saunders.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Bayern Munich

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Bundesliga Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
DFB-Pokal Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1980-81

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bayern Munich

Previous 5 vs. Bayern Munich: None
None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1981-82 |
Matchday | #61 |
Manager Game | #25 |
Wednesday, 26 May 1982

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tony Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 1982-1984
Referee: Georges Konrath | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Schwindratzheim, 1975-1984
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Tony Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 25 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 12 ๐ŸŸจ | 7 ๐ŸŸฅ 6 | 1.72

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Georges Konrath | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Schwindratzheim, 1975-1984
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Bayern Munich

None

TEAM NEWS

Gary Shaw replaces David Geddis.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.42 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.31 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.52 |

MANAGER

Tony Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Kenny Swain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gary Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Ken McNaught | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Des Bremner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Morley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Withe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Pรกl Csernai | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |

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Bayern Munich

GK Manfred Mรผller | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Klaus Augenthaler | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Hans Weiner | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Udo Horsmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Paul Breitner | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Wolfgang Kraus | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Bernd Dรผrnberger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Wolfgang Dremmler | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Karl-Heinz Rummenigge | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Reinhold Mathy | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dieter HoeneรŸ | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 9โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Wolfgang Kraus | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | (RB Kurt Niedermayer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Reinhold Mathy | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CB Gรผnter Gรผttler | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Colin Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Blair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Pat Heard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF David Geddis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 16/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Obviously they [Bayern] are useful but if we are at our best we will do it because we are a better all-round side. "I was confident about our chances before I saw Bayern play last Friday and they didn't produce anything to make me change my mind. "Bayern have individuals like Rummenigge, Breitner, Hoeness, Kraus and Dremler. โ€œBut with Aston Villa we are a team and they will have to worry about all of us. "We are as well prepared as we have been for any game in Europe this season although I feel you can overplay the attention you give to opponents.โ€ "I can't imagine this game being more demanding or a greater test of character than the second leg of the semi final against Anderlecht. "Only three months ago this club was fourth from bottom of the First Division and being regarded as relegation candidates. โ€œNow we have the chance to become Kings of Europe.โ€ Tony Barton, Tuesday, 25 May 1982. --- โ€œWe have watched video recordings of Villa's semi final game against Anderlecht, and I think they will be harder to beat than Liverpool. "Villa don't play English football as we know it. They have a much more modern style. โ€œWe feel it better to be playing Villa in Rotterdam than over two legs. German sides have had bad experiences playing in England." PAUL Breitner, Bayern Munich. Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- "They have a good mixture of youth and experience and I don't see why we should be rated such strong favourites.โ€ Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich. Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œWe are the favourites but I regards the odd as silly. โ€œIt will be a very even game and it could go either way. โ€œI am very impressed with Villa. โ€œLike us, they want to attack and it could be a game of many goals.โ€ Uli Hoeness, Bayern Munich manager. Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œI always get a feeling when I am going to do something special and I have got it now. โ€œThis could be my stage. โ€œIโ€™ve scored in Villaโ€™s last two games and Iโ€™m full of confidence. โ€œI can sense when Iโ€™m going to his a spectacular goal. The bigger the occasion the better I feel. โ€œI will always try something special which has give me a reputation for these kind of goals. โ€œIt doesnโ€™t always come off which brings me a lot of criticism. โ€œBut I can take that. People only remember the ones that go in. Tony Morley, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œWith both teams playing at their best this will be a good game. โ€œBayern score goals but they also concede a lot. โ€œAnd we are capable of scoring against anybody. โ€œThe fact Bayern are favourites doesnโ€™t surprise me. They are a well known force in Europe and have been here before. โ€œIt doesnโ€™t worry me either. We were the underdogs against Dynamo Berlin, Kiev and Anderlecht and coped well enough.โ€ Tony Barton, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œMagnificent! The young goalkeeper [Nigel Spink] was magnificent and everyone was tremendous. โ€œWe lived a bit dangerously at times but in the end we won it for Aston Villa, for Birmingham, for England and for Great Britain. โ€œIt was certainly the most important day in the history of the club. โ€œWe now have a money spinning World Club Championship match against the South Americans and can also look forward to two attractive games with Barcelona for the European Super Cup. โ€œBut most important of all, it means we are back in Europe again next season. โ€œWe are now regarded as the best side in Europe and consequently can demand big guarantees whenever we play friendly matches abroad.โ€ Tony Barton, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œObviously I was a but nervous when Jimmy Rimmer had to come off after just nine minutes, but Iโ€™m glad to say things went really well for me. โ€œI still donโ€™t believe it. โ€œI have played in only two matches and here I am with a European Cup winnersโ€™ medal. Nigel Spink, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œYou were absolutely fantastic.โ€ Jimmy Rimmer to Nigel Spink, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œHe [Jimmy Rimmer] did injure his neck in training a couple of days ago, but he had an injection and felt no reaction after a still training session. โ€œBut in the first minute, he stretched for a high ball and the neck went again. โ€œObviously it was not the ideal time for young Spink to go on, but Iโ€™ve always thought he will make the ideal replacement when Rimmer goes, and he certainly proved it in this game. โ€œSome of the saves he pulled off were quite magnificent and he showed not a trace of nerves. โ€œBut everybody played their part in the win. โ€œIt was a real team effort and Iโ€™m proud of every one of the lads. โ€œWe have been the underdogs all the way through, but we have certainly shown a few people a thing or two.โ€ Tony Barton, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œIt bobbled at the last moment and for a split second I though I was going to miss it. โ€œIโ€™m glad to say I didnโ€™t though and its got to be the most important goal of my life.โ€ Peter Withe, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œIt has really put us on the map. โ€œFrom a personal point of view, this it the highlight of my career. โ€œIโ€™ve only been in charge at Villa for three months and now I am the manager of the European champions. โ€œThis is not the end of it, though, for there is no reason why we should not emulate Forest and Liverpool and win it again.โ€ Tony Barton, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- "Naturally I am delighted that after taking over only three months ago I should be associated with the greatest success in the club's history." Tony Barton, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- โ€œI wasn't really surprised at my form because I have been playing well in the reserves all season. โ€œI suspected that I might have to go on. I had a few butterflies at first but they soon left me. "I'd be quite happy to go back to the reserves for the next 12 months. "I've never really thought about going elsewhere. "I know the manager has confidence in me because he signed me and I see my future at Villa." Nigel Spink, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- "I wanted to stay on โ€”but I knew I could not afford to let the lads down. Nigel did a marvellous job." Jimmy Rimmer, Wednesday, 26 May 1982. --- "Villa deserved to win. โ€œThey did the decisive thing by scoring a goal. โ€œI was surprised at the slowness of the game in the first half. โ€œBoth sides were very cautious. โ€œBut we must blame ourselves for not winning, because we had enough chances. โ€œI was hoping that an inexperienced goalkeeper would have been to our advantage, but Spink played magnificently." Bayern coach Pol Csernai. ---

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