The Aston Villa Legends Of 1982

Aston Villa Team Group 1982. European Cup winners1982 European Cup final: Aston Villa 1 – 0 Bayern Munich

Glory night for Spink and Villa

Aston Villa kept the European Cup in England for the sixth consecutive year last night when they defeated Bayern Munich 1-0 in Rotterdam in a final which, while the quality of the football was at times less than distinguished, turned out to be one of the most eventful and exciting matches of its kind in recent seasons.

The goal that won the European Cup for Villa came in the 66th minute when Shaw and Morley gave Withe his only clear-cut chance of the night.

Nigel Spink, 23, who had made only one first team appearance for Aston Villa and that two-and-a-half seasons ago, replaced Rimmer in the 10th minute because Villa’s regular goalkeeper was feeling the effects of a neck injury received in training on Tuesday and could not continue.

 The Legendary Team and Opposition

Aston Villa Rimmer, Swain, Williams, Evans, McNaught, Mortimer, Bremner, Shaw, Withe, Cowans, Morley.

Bayern Munich Muller, Dremmler, Horsmann, Weiner, Augenthaler, Kraus, Durnberger, Breitner, Hoeness, Mathy, Rummenigge.

Excerpts from main article written by David Lacey for theguardian