the home and away games were both goalless and after a third draw, a coin-toss was to decide reds' fate. ron yeats: "ı got in first to the referee and said: ´ı'll have tails.´ lucky for me the referee said ok. liverpool tails, cologne heads. up it went and christ didn't it stick in a divot. ı said to the referee: ´ref, you're going to have to retoss the coin.´ and he went: ´you're right, mr. yeats.´ ı thought the german captain was going to hit him. he was going berserk because it was falling over on the heads. he picked it up, up it went again, came down tails. we were coming off and who is standing there but bill shankly. ı was first off the pitch and he went: ´well done, big man. ı am proud of you. what did you pick?´ ı said: ´ı picked tails, boss´. ı was waiting for the adulation but he just went: ´ı would have picked tails myself and just walked away.´
ingiltere'nin liverpool futbol takımı, avrupa şampiyon kulüpler kupasının çarşamba geceki karşılaşmasında b. almanya'nın f. c. köln futbol takımı ile temdile rağmen 2-2 berabere kalmıştır. liverpool ile f. c. köln'ün yaptıkları 300 dakikalık mücadelenin neticesini para atışı tayin etmiş ve liverpool yarı finale yükselmiştir.
iki takımın liverpool ve kölnde yaptıkları karşılaşmalar da golsüz nihayetlenmiştir.