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    On this day: Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest retain European Cup

    The City Ground side won the European Cup in 1979 and 1980.

    Nottingham Forest safeguarded the European Cup when they beat Hamburg on this day in 1980.

    Here, the PA news firm takes a look at their impressive accomplishment under Brian Clough

    The cup run

    Brian Clough won 2 European Cups with NottinghamForest (PA)

    Having actually beaten Malmo in the 1979 final the safeguarding champions started their mission to retain the title with a 3-1 aggregate win over Sweden’s Oster.

    Victories over Arges Pitesti and BFC Eager beaver established a semi-final tie with Ajax.

    Trevor Francis and John Roberston’s penalty provided Forest a 2-0 first- leg lead and they advanced in spite of a 1-0 loss in Amsterdam.

    The final

    ON THIS DAY in 1980: #NFFC protected their second successive European Cup win thanks to a John Robertsongoal pic.twitter.com/SNI0NEsppG

    — Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) May 28, 2016

    The safeguarding champions dealt with Hamburg in the final at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.

    Robertson made the definitive development in the 21 st minute when he fired past Rudolf Kargus for the only goal of the game.

    The success suggested Forest ended up being the first club to win the European Cup more times than their domestic top division.

    Treble failure

    All the prizes Clough won during his time as manager ofForest (Nick Potts/PA)

    The safeguarding champions went trying to find their 3rd succeeding title however fell at the first obstacle.

    They dealt with CSKA Sofia however lost the first leg 1-0 prior to suffering another 1-0 defeat at the City Ground.

    Liverpool to went on to win the trophy for the 3rd time, whipping Real Madrid 1-0 in the final.

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