Rangers 1972 Memorabilia European Cup Winners Autographs
Authentic Rangers 1972 Memorabilia European Cup Winners Autographs. Genuine signed memorabilia from Glasgow Rangers 1972 Winners squad.
Football match between Scottish team Rangers and Soviet team Dynamo Moscow served as the 1972 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final. On May 24, 1972, it took place in front of 24,701 spectators at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. It was the 1971–1972 European Cup Winners’ Cup final, one of three football tournaments that UEFA was hosting at the time. The 12th European Cup Winners’ Cup final had ever occurred.
Before halftime, Rangers scored two goals, and then added a third goal early in the second half. Midway through the second half, Dynamo scored a goal to tie the score, and late in the game, they added another. Rangers won 3-2 in the game.
Glasgow Rangers European Cup Winners
A pitch invasion right before the game’s conclusion marred the conclusion of the game. The crowd was dispersed so that the final second of the game could be played. After the final whistle, spectators re-entered the field, forcing Rangers captain John Greig to accept the trophy inside the stadium structures. The team was given the moniker “Barcelona Bears” despite the off-field fighting, and the triumph is regarded as the greatest in the club’s history.
1972 Signed Memorabilia Rangers
Additionally, Rangers won Stade Rennes 2-1 on the overall scoreboard to start their journey to the championship. Willie Johnston scored for Rangers in the first leg to tie the game at 1-1. Alex MacDonald gave Rangers a 1-0 victory in the second leg. Furthermore, Rangers faced the Portuguese team Sporting CP in the second round. Furthermore, Rangers had a 3-0 lead in the first half of the first leg, but they conceded two goals to fall down 2-2 going into the second leg. Sporting won the second leg 3-2, making the overall score 5-5. Rangers scored in extra time thanks to a goal from Willie Henderson, but with six seconds left, Rangers conceded, tying the game at 6-6 overall. What happened next has been dubbed one of the strangest episodes in the annals of any European competition.
Laurens van Raavens, a Dutch referee, did not recognise that Rangers had won the match despite Sporting only scoring two goals at home to Rangers’ three. Rangers lost the shootout after the referee forced both teams commit five penalties each. Then again, the referee was overruled, the outcome was reversed; and Rangers advanced to the next round after Rangers manager Willie Waddell alerted UEFA about the away goals rule. The following match saw Rangers defeat league-leading Torino 2-1 overall. Besides, Rangers faced Bayern Munich in the semifinals; Bayern Munich had defeated Rangers in the final in Nuremberg five years prior. Uniquely, Rangers advanced 3-1 overall to reach their third European championship game.
The 1972 Rangers Squad
GK 1 Peter McCloy
DF 2 Sandy Jardine
DF 3 Willie Mathieson
DF 4 John Greig (C)
DF 5 Derek Johnstone
MF 6 Dave Smith
MF 7 Tommy McLean
MF 8 Alfie Conn
FW 9 Colin Stein
MF 10 Willie Johnston
GK 13 Gerry Neef
DF 15 Jim Denny
MF 12 Andy Penman
FW 14 Derek Parlane
MF 16 Graham Fyfe
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