The 1993-94 UEFA Cup season culminated in a fierce battle between Italian giant Internazionale and Austria Salzburg, ultimately resulting in a triumph for Internazionale with a 2-0 aggregate victory. While defending champions Juventus faced an untimely elimination in the quarter-finals at the hands of Cagliari, Internazionale rose to the occasion and secured the championship title.
In the first leg of the gripping encounter, held at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria Salzburg struggled to contain Internazionale’s relentless offense, eventually succumbing to a 1-0 defeat. Berti’s decisive goal at the 35th minute propelled Internazionale to a crucial early lead. The stadium resonated with the energy of 47,500 passionate supporters, with Kim Milton Nielsen from Denmark competently officiating as the referee.
The second leg, hosted at the renowned San Siro stadium in Milan, unfolded as a display of Internazionale’s prowess, culminating in a 1-0 victory over Austria Salzburg. Jonk’s formidable strike at the 62nd minute sealed Internazionale’s commanding performance, securing their 2-0 aggregate triumph. The match drew an enthusiastic crowd of 80,326 spectators, with Jim McCluskey from Scotland skillfully overseeing the proceedings as the referee.
Internazionale’s victory in the 1993-94 UEFA Cup final not only highlighted their tactical finesse and determination but also solidified their position as a dominant force in European football, adding another illustrious chapter to their storied history in the UEFA Cup.