1988â€“89 UEFA Cup
The UEFA Cup 1988/89 was the 18th edition of the competition organized by UEFA and was won by Napoli after two final games against VfB Stuttgart.
Other participants from the Federal Republic of Germany were defending Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayern Munich, the first FC Cologne and the 1st FC Nuremberg. The GDR posted 1 FC Locomotive Leipzig and Dynamo Dresden. From Austria SK Sturm Graz, First Vienna FC 1894 FK Austria Wien were represented in the competition, from Switzerland played for FC Aarau and Servette Geneva. Defending champion Bayer Leverkusen dropped out in the first round after two defeats (0-1 H, 0-1 A) against Belenenses Lisbon.
The competition was held in six rounds, in home and away matches. In Torgleichstand an extension decided the number of away goals scored, then finally only the penalty shootout.
After the Final first leg of the match referee senior Greek Gerasimos Germanakos was heavily criticized. The 1-1 equalizer took the ball to the playmakers of Napoli, Diego Maradona, clearly with the hand with and then was awarded a penalty for hand ball unauthorized; Günther Schäfer's arm was shot by Maradona at close range. After this match, the referee was then blocked by UEFA. However, this had no effect on him since he had resigned anyway.
Top scorers of the entire competition were Careca of Napoli and Torsten Gütschow Dynamo Dresden with six gates.