Euro 1988

Format: 8 teams in two groups of four with the top two teams from each reaching the Semi Finals with winners reaching the Final.

Friday 10th June 1988

Group 1: West Germany 1-1 Italy (Dusseldorf)

Saturday 11th June 1988

Group 1: Denmark 2-3 Spain (Hanover)

Sunday 12 June 1988

Group 2: England 0-1 Republic of Ireland (Stuttgart)

Group 2: Netherlands 0-1 Soviet Union (Cologne)

Tuesday 14th June 1988

Group 1: West Germany 2-0 Denmark (Gelsenkirchen)

Group 1: Italy 1-0 Spain (Frankfurt)

Wednesday 15th June 1988

Group 2: England 1-3 Netherlands (Dusseldorf)

Group 2: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Soviet Union (Hanover)

Friday 17th June 1988

Group 1: West Germany 2-0 Spain (Munich)

Group 1: Italy 2-0 Denmark (Cologne)

Saturday 18th June 1988

Group 2: England 1-3 Soviet Union (Frankfurt)

Group 2: Republic of Ireland 0-1 Netherlands (Gelsenkirchen)

Final Standings: Group 1: 1 West Germany (Q), 2 Italy (Q), 3 Spain, 4 Denmark. Group 2: 1 Soviet Union (Q), 2 Netherlands, 3 Republic of Ireland, 4 England.

Tuesday 21st June 1988

Semi Finals: West Germany 1-2 Netherlands (Hamburg)

Wednesday 22nd June 1988

Semi Finals: Soviet Union 2-0 Italy (Stuttgart)

Saturday 25th June 1988

Final: Netherlands 2-0 Soviet Union (Munich)

Netherlands 4-4-2 Hans van Breukelen – Berry van Aerle, Frank Rijkaard, Ronald Koeman, Adri van Tiggelen – Gerald Vanenburg, Jan Wouters, Arnold Murhen, Erwin Koeman – Ruud Gullit (C), Marco van Basten. Coach: Rinus Michels.

Soviet Union 4-4-2 Rinat Dasayev (C) – Anatoliy Demianenko, Sergei Aleinikov, Vagiz Khidiyatulin, Vasyl Rats – Gennadiy Litovchenko, Aleksandr Zavarov, Alexei Mikhailichenko, Sergey Gotsmanov (Sergei Baltacha 68) – Oleg Protosov (Viktor Pasulko 71), Igor Belanov. Coach: Valeriy Lobanovskyi.

Goals: 1-0 Gullit (Netherlands) 32, 2-0 van Basten (Netherlands) 54

Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)

Attendance: 62,770

Venue: Olympiastadion (Munich)

Host Country: West Germany

Stadiums Used: Mungersdorfer Stadion (Cologne), Neckarstadion (Stuttgart), Niedersachsenstadion (Hanover), Olympiastadion (Munich), Parkstadion (Gelsenkirchen), Rheinstadion (Dusseldorf), Volksparkstadion (Hamburg), Waldstadion (Frankfurt)

Top Goalscorer: Marco van Basten (Netherlands) 5

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