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UEFA Cup Final 1st leg

Anfield | Wed 28 Apr 1976 at 19:30

Liverpool 3 - 2 Club Brugge

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Notes

  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.7
  • - Average age of the Club Brugge starting lineup: 27.1
  • - Liverpool was 0-2 down at half-time vs. Bruges. Substitute Jimmy Case scored Liverpool's second goal: "It wasn't that Tosh was playing badly, but manager Bob Paisley and the coaches felt something had to be changed, the pattern had to be altered", says Case.

    It worked to perfection. Case picks up the story: "The Kop and the supporters were magnificent that night. Throats must have been red-raw with cheering. But you know what? I believe those fans liked to see us with our backs to the wall because they knew we could win."

    Jimmy's equalizing goal came after a Ray Kennedy had struck the post. Case remembers it well: "I thought for a split second that the shot was going in, but suddenly the ball rebounded and was coming my way. It could have hit my thigh and run out of play, but I jumped instinctively and side-footed the ball into the net."

Other details

Manager: Bob Paisley
Opposition manager: Ernst Happel
Referee: Biwersi F (Germany)
Attendance: 49,981
Half-time score: 0 - 2
Game number: 3275
Europe game number: 80
LFC played towards Kop: Second half
Look at the 2nd leg: Wed 19 May 1976 (A)

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