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Ajax complete their European trophy cabinet

Torino 2-2 Ajax (Ajax win on away goals)
The Dutch side emulated Juventus's 1985 feat, becoming only the second team to win all three UEFA club competitions.

Ajax complete their European trophy cabinet
Ajax complete their European trophy cabinet ©UEFA.com

First leg: Torino 2-2 Ajax
Ajax came away from Turin with a 2-2 first-leg draw in the 1992 UEFA Cup final against Torino. Indeed, it was only thanks to a brace from Brazilian international forward Walter Casagrande that the hosts finished the match on level terms, with Ajax having led twice.

Wim Jonk struck first on 14 minutes for the Amsterdammers with a powerful 30-metre shot. Just past the hour, however, Casagrande equalised from close range, prodding home a rebound after Ajax goalkeeper Stanley Menzo could merely parry Enzo Scifo's drive.

A penalty for a foul on Dennis Bergkamp 15 minutes later enabled Stefan Pettersson to restore the Dutch advantage, only for Casagrande to trick his way clear of the visitors' defence and chip the advancing Menzo eight minutes from time.

Louis van Gaal lifts the trophy
Louis van Gaal lifts the trophy©Getty Images

Second leg: Ajax 0-0 Torino
Ajax joined Torino's neighbours Juventus in the record books as the only two teams to have won all three major European club competitions – this scoreless second-leg draw securing the UEFA Cup on away goals.

The three-time European Champion Clubs' Cup winners and 1986/87 European Cup Winners' Cup winners prevailed despite Bergkamp's absence with a bout of flu.

Unsurprisingly, Torino – knowing they had to score to have any chance of saving the tie – attacked from the off. Much-touted forward Gianluigi Lentini and Casagrande proved constant threats to the Ajax back line.

Casagrande and Roberto Mussi hit the post and Gianluca Sordo rattled the bar, as the Italians gave everything in an effort to lift their first continental trophy – and, ironically, protect the unique record of their city rivals.

But Ajax – so close to their own historic feat – kept their resolve, and time began to run out for Toro. At the final whistle, Louis van Gaal could celebrate a sensational success in his first season as Ajax coach.