The 1980 European Super Cup final was a thrilling match between Nottingham Forest from England and Valencia from Spain. Valencia won the title based on the away goals rule, which means they scored more goals away from their home stadium.
The first game was at Nottingham’s City Ground on November 25, 1980. Nottingham Forest played really well and won 2-1, with Ian Bowyer scoring both goals for his team. This set the stage for an intense second game in Valencia.
The second game was at the Estadi Luis Casanova in Valencia on December 17, 1980. Valencia fought back and won 1-0 with a goal from Fernando Morena in the 51st minute. This crucial goal helped them win the title on the away goals rule, making it a historic moment for the UEFA Super Cup.
The final showed the competitive spirit and dedication of both teams. Nottingham Forest’s strong performance, especially with Ian Bowyer’s goals, highlighted their place in European football. Valencia’s determination and historic win solidified their reputation as a strong team in football. This match remains a memorable event in the history of European football, showcasing the excitement and passion that make the sport so special.