During the 1978-79 UEFA Cup, Borussia Mönchengladbach, a strong team from Germany, won the championship against Red Star Belgrade in an exciting final. They won with a higher overall score in a thrilling match that displayed their toughness and smart strategies.
In the first game at the Red Star Stadium in Belgrade, Red Star Belgrade and Borussia Mönchengladbach played really hard, ending in a 1-1 draw. Šestić scored for Red Star Belgrade at the 22nd minute, and Jurišić scored an own goal at the 60th minute for Borussia Mönchengladbach. About 64,312 passionate fans filled the stadium, and the referee, Ian Foote from Scotland, managed the game well.
The tension continued in the second game at the Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, where Borussia Mönchengladbach won 1-0 against Red Star Belgrade. Simonsen’s penalty goal at the 18th minute was crucial for Borussia Mönchengladbach to win the UEFA Cup title. About 45,000 spectators watched this match, and the referee, Alberto Michelotti from Italy, handled it well.
Borussia Mönchengladbach’s win in the 1978-79 UEFA Cup final showed how strong and determined they were in European football. It was a memorable victory that added to the history of the UEFA Cup.