QUEENS PARK RANGERS    1976/77
      UEFA Cup

Despite what the programme says, QPR's home match against AEK did not take place at Wembley Stadium. Rangers hoped to play on a better surface before a large crowd at Wembley on the Thursday rather than the scheduled Wednesday night. However AEK insisted that the match was played on the Wednesday meaning that Loftus Road hosted the tie.


QPR qualified for Europe for the first time by League position, gaining a UEFA Cup spot by finishing second to Liverpool in the First Division in 1975/76. 

1st Round 
1st Leg Wed Sep 15 Brann Bergen (Norway) Home Won 4-0
2nd Leg Wed Sep 29 Brann Bergen Away Won 7-0
Won 11-0 on aggregate.
2nd Round 
1st Leg Wed Oct 20 Slovan Bratislava (Czechoslovakia) Away Drew 3-3
2nd Leg Wed Nov 3 Slovan Bratislava Home Won 5-2
Won 8-5 on aggregate.
3rd Round 
1st Leg Wed Nov 24 FC Cologne (West Germany) Home Won 3-0
2nd Leg Tue Dec 7 FC Cologne Away Lost 1-4
Won on away goals after finishing 4-4 on aggregate.
4th Round 
1st Leg Wed Mar 2 AEK Athens (Greece) Home Won 3-0
2nd Leg Wed Mar 16 AEK Athens Away Lost 0-3
QPR lost 7-6 on penalties after finishing 3-3 on aggregate.



Virginia Wade was Wimbledon champion, Geoff Boycott scored his 100th hundred at Headingley, Red Rum won the Grand National for the third time and Liverpool won the European Cup for the first time. All in the same year - which year?

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