The 1979-80 UEFA Cup final was really exciting! Eintracht Frankfurt, a big team from Germany, won the championship after a tough battle against another German team, Borussia Mönchengladbach. They won by a rule called “away goals” because the final score was 3-3 overall. It was a special competition because all four teams in the semi-finals were from West Germany, which had never happened before in UEFA club competitions.
In the first game at the Bökelbergstadion in Mönchengladbach, Borussia Mönchengladbach won 3-2 against Eintracht Frankfurt. Kulik and Matthäus scored for Borussia Mönchengladbach, while Karger and Hölzenbein scored for Eintracht Frankfurt. About 25,000 fans were there, and the referee, Emilio Guruceta Muro from Spain, handled the game well.
The tension increased in the second game at the Waldstadion in Frankfurt, where Eintracht Frankfurt won a crucial 1-0 against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Schaub’s goal at the 81st minute was really important because it helped Eintracht Frankfurt win on the “away goals” rule, even though the overall score was tied at 3-3. About 59,000 spectators watched this game, and the referee, Alexis Ponnet from Belgium, managed it well.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s win in the 1979-80 UEFA Cup final was a big moment for them. It showed how tough and skilled they were on such a big stage, adding another memorable chapter to the history of the UEFA Cup.