DERBY COUNTY    1972/73
      European Cup
     
   

Derby County qualified for their first venture into European competition by winning the League championship in 1971/72 and therefore qualifying for the European Cup.

   
1st Round 
1st Leg Wed Sep 13 Zeljeznicar (Yugoslavia) Home Won 2-0
2nd Leg Wed Sep 27 Zeljeznicar Away Won 2-1
Won 4-1 on aggregate
2nd Round 
1st Leg Wed Oct 25 Benfica (Portugal) Home Won 3-0
2nd Leg Wed Nov 8 Benfica Away Drew 0-0
Won 3-0 on aggregate
3rd Round 
1st Leg Wed Mar 7 Spartak Trnava (Czechoslovakia) Away Lost 0-1
2nd Leg Wed Mar 21 Spartak Trnava Home Won 2-0
Won 2-1 on aggregate
Semi-Final 
1st Leg Wed Apr 11 Juventus (Italy) Away Lost 1-3
2nd Leg Wed Apr 25 Juventus Home Drew 0-0
Lost 1-3 on aggregate