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In the 1972 Intertoto Cup no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore no winner was declared.
The teams were divided into eight groups of four teams each.
The 1972–73 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the third consecutive time by Ajax in the final against Juventus at Stadion FK Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade. The win by Ajax resulted in the fourth consecutive championship by a Dutch team.
The 1972–73 UEFA Cup was won by Liverpool over Borussia Mönchengladbach on aggregate.
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup was one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season — but not recognised by the governing body of European football until two years later. The final tournament was held in 1998–99, after which it was absorbed into the UEFA Cup.
Royal Standard de Liège, commonly referred to as Standard Liège, is a Belgian football club from the city of Liège. They are one of the most successful clubs in Belgium, having won the Belgian league on ten occasions, most recently in 2007–08 and 2008–09. They have been in the top flight without interruption since 1921, longer than any other Belgian side. They have also won eight Belgian Cups, and in 1981–82 they reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup, which they lost 2–1 against Barcelona.
The 1961–62 Intertoto Cup was the first Intertoto Cup, a football tournament for European clubs that would otherwise not have a European competition to compete in. The inaugural tournament was won by Ajax, who defeated Feyenoord in the final. The competition was contested by 32 clubs, almost exclusively from central Europe – Austria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden entered four clubs each; Poland entered two; and West Germany entered six clubs. Eventually the final became a clash between Dutch rivals Ajax and Feyenoord.
The 1962–63 Intertoto Cup was won by Slovnaft Bratislava after defeating Calcio Padova in the final. A total of 32 clubs contested the tournament, including the first clubs from France, Italy, Hungary and Yugoslavia to participate in the Intertoto Cup.
The 1963–64 Intertoto Cup was won by Slovnaft Bratislava who retained the trophy they had won the previous season, defeating Polonia Bytom in the final. The tournament was expanded for this season, with 48 clubs entering compared to 32 in previous years, including the first clubs from Belgium to play in the Intertoto Cup - this meant an additional knock-out round was added between the Group Stage and the Quarter-Finals.
The 1966–67 Intertoto Cup was won by Eintracht Frankfurt in the final against Inter Bratislava, the last ever final of the tournament in the traditional '1 cup, 1 winner' sense. This was also last season that knock-out rounds were contested, until UEFA took over the competition in 1995, and the last ever occasion that an outright winner was declared. Although the competition had returned to the old 32 clubs / eight groups format the year before, this was altered with the tournament expanding to 40 clubs / ten groups.
The 1964–65 Intertoto Cup was won by Polonia Bytom, losing finalists the previous season, who defeated Lokomotive Leipzig in the final - believed to be the first held over two legs in the tournament's history. A total of 44 clubs participated, down four on the previous season, and clubs from Bulgaria and Greece took part for the first time. The competition was also affected by the decision of UEFA to prevent clubs who were taking part in the European Cup or UEFA Cup Winners' Cup continuing games in other European competitions after the end of the summer break. These clubs had to be given byes through the knock-out rounds until they were eliminated from the UEFA competitions, or withdrawn entirely.
The 1972–73 season was the 74th completed season of The Football League.
The 1967 Intertoto Cup was the first in which no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore the first in which no winner was declared. The tournament was expanded, with 48 clubs and twelve groups compared to 40 clubs and ten groups the season before. Denmark participated for the first time.
The 2004–05 season of Ligue 1 was a very close-run battle. Separating fourth placed Rennes, who enter the UEFA Cup and 18th placed Caen, who get relegated to Ligue 2, were 13 mere points. Lyon were long time leaders and had won the league back in April 2005. On the last day, 4 teams could've got the 4th place guaranteeing a place in the UEFA Cup and any 2 from 6 teams could've been relegated before the final games.
The 1968 Intertoto Cup was the second, following the previous year's in which no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore the second in which no winner was declared. The tournament was expanded, with 50 clubs and fourteen groups compared to 48 clubs and twelve groups the season before. Clubs from Portugal and Spain participated for the first time.
In the 1969 Intertoto Cup no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore no winner was declared. Jednota Trenčín were the best performers, with 11 points.
In the 1970 Intertoto Cup no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore no winner was declared.
In the 1971 Intertoto Cup no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore no winner was declared.
In the 1973 Intertoto Cup no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore no winner was declared.
In the 1974 Intertoto Cup no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore no winner was declared. This year marked the first edition a club from Turkey took part.
In the 1975 Intertoto Cup no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore no winner was declared.
In the 1976 Intertoto Cup no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore no winner was declared. This edition marked the first time teams from Israel took part.
In the 1977 Intertoto Cup no knock-out rounds were contested, and therefore no winner was declared.
The 2013–14 UEFA Europa League was the 43rd season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the fifth season under its current title.