A late goal from Scotland's world cup star Kenny Dalglish gave Liberpool a 1-0 victory in the final of the European Cup against Belgian champions Bruges at Wembley in London on Wednesday night (10 May).
GV Liverpool in dark shirts, playing left to right against Bruges in white -- midfield play and Kenny Dalglish passes. It is lost and `Keeper Berger Jensen saves
GV Kenny Dalglish brings ball forward and collides with Jensen
GV David Fairclough brings ball down right wing, passes to centre, Bruges defence push out - Dalglish retrieves, shoots, but `keeper Jensen saves
GV SECOND HALF. Jan Sorenson passes to Lajos Ku - corner for Bruges
GV Bruges takes corner. Jan Sorenson tries for goal, but misses ball and is tackled by Alan Hansen who takes ball up field to Fairclough...but Bruges take possession and ball goes out of play
GV Play around Bruges goalpost...Greame Souness takes possession passes to Dalglish who scores
GV Jan Scmoen shoots - saved by Phil Thompson
GV Liverpool receives cup
The second half of the game opened with no score in sight and Brugas continuing their tight defensive play.
A chance for Bruges came after this corner., Sorenson made a break, but missed the ball. Hansen took the ball and passed upfield to Fairclough, but then the Belgians' defence proved its efficiency again and leekens put an end to the Liverpudlian challenge.
Then the long-awaited breakthrough occurred. Terry McDermott passed to Dalglish who passed to Souness. Souness pushed it back to him and he flicked it in past unprotected goalkeeper Berger Jensen for Liverpool's winning goal.
Bruges endeavoured to battle their way back into the game, but after the final whistle, it was liverpool who collected the cup for the second year running.
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Background: A late goal from Scotland's world cup star Kenny Dalglish gave Liberpool a 1-0 victory in the final of the European Cup against Belgian champions Bruges at Wembley in London on Wednesday night (10 May).
SYNOPSIS: Although Liverpool, in the dark shirts, did not attain the high standard of playing that defeated Borussia in Rome last season, they worked to victory against defiant Bruges with patient, soundly professional football. From the outset Liverpool applied pressure. Kenny Dalglish, especially, was in the forefront of Liverpool's attack. This one was unsuccessful.
Liverpool were rarely in danger of losing to the hard-working Belgian team who missed the skill and experience of Lambert and Courant, two of their key forwards. They settled down to a tight defensive game.
At first it looked as if Liverpool manager Bov Paisley's decision to leave out the more experienced heighway and retain Fairclough up front and not worked too well. Fairclough fell into the Belgians' cleverly-laid offside trap. But soon Liverpool gained midfield strength.