In the 1977-78 UEFA Cup, PSV Eindhoven, a strong team from the Netherlands, won the championship against Bastia from France in a final that displayed their smart tactics and great skills.
In the first game at the Stade Armand-Cesari in Furiani, Bastia and PSV Eindhoven played really hard, but it ended in a 0-0 draw. Only 8,006 supporters were there, and the referee, Dušan Maksimović from Yugoslavia, managed the game well.
The second game at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven was different. PSV Eindhoven played really well and won convincingly with a 3-0 score against Bastia. Goals from W. van de Kerkhof, Deijkers, and van der Kuijlen showed PSV Eindhoven’s dominance. About 28,000 spectators watched this exciting match, and the referee, Nicolae Rainea from Romania, handled it well.
PSV Eindhoven’s win in the 1977-78 UEFA Cup final showed their strength and talent in European football. It was a memorable victory that added to the history of the UEFA Cup.