European Cup

Nottingham Forest qualified for the European Cup as cup holders following their 1-0 victory over Malmo in the 1978/79 European Cup final.   

1st Round 
1st Leg Wed Sep 19 Osters IF (Sweden) Home Won 2-0
2nd Leg Wed Oct 3 Osters IF Away Drew 1-1
Won 3-1 on aggregate.
2nd Round 
1st Leg Wed Oct 24 Arges Pitesti (Rumania) Home Won 2-0
2nd Leg Wed Nov 7 Arges Pitesti Away Won 2-1
Won 4-1 on aggregate
3rd Round 
1st Leg Wed Mar 5 Dynamo Berlin (East Germany) Home Lost 0-1
2nd Leg Wed Mar 19 Dynamo Berlin Away Won 3-1
Won 3-2 on aggregate
1st Leg Wed Apr 9 Ajax (Holland) Home Won 2-0
2nd Leg Wed Apr 23 Ajax Away Lost 0-1
Won 2-1 on aggregate
Final (at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid)
Wed May 28 Hamburg SV (West Germany) Neutral Won 1-0