Liverpool qualified for the Super Cup as champion of the 1976-77 European Cup. He had defeated the German team Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1 in the final to win the. They had defeated the German team Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1 in the final to win the European Cup for the first time. It was Liverpool's first Super Cup appearance.
Hamburger SV had qualified for the competition as the winner of the 1976-77 European Cup Winners' Cup Winners' Cup. A 2-0 win against Anderlecht ensured that they won the European Cup Winners' Cup for the first time. Hamburg also took part in their first Super Cup match. Liverpool qualified for the competition as champion of the 1977-78 European Cup.
He defeated the Belgian team Club Bruges 1-0 in 1978 to win the European Cup for the second consecutive season. They were the current Super Cup champions after defeating the German team Hamburger SV in the competition last season. The Berner Sport Club Young Boys 1898 is a Swiss sports club based in the capital city of Bern. The club is best known for its soccer teams.
The first team played in the Swiss Super League Axpo and has won 11 Swiss League championships and six Swiss Cups. In 1957, YB was named Swiss team of the year. YB is one of the most successful international Swiss football clubs and reached the semifinals of the European Cup in the 1958-59 season. Liverpool opened the scoring of the match in the 21st minute when, after a corner from Steve Heighway, the ball fell into the hands of Phil Thompson, whose shot came out of the post to give Liverpool the advantage.
Defender François Van der Elst found space in Liverpool's defense and his shot beat Clemence in Liverpool's goal to give Anderlecht a 2-1 lead. A series of passes between him and Rensenbrink left him in space in Liverpool's penalty area and his shot went into Liverpool's goal to equalize the score to 1-1 and extend Anderlecht's lead in the tie to 4-2.Striker Rob Rensenbrink advanced to the right side of the field and passed the ball through Liverpool's penalty area to midfielder Franky Vercauteren, who headed the ball into Liverpool's goal.