September 19, 1984
Key note: “Once more, as has happened so often in the past, Liverpool found fresh inspiration from campaigning in Europe last night. Their unsettled, reshuffled team, which has been stuttering so uncertainly in the League, suddenly slipped into gear to remind us all that they have no intention of relinquishing their proud title. Champions of Europe they became in Rome, and champions of Europe they looked again last night, for at least most of their tough first round clash against the Poles of Lech Poznan. At the end, only a single goal, scored with clinical efficiency by John Wark, separated the sides, but that should be enough.” (Liverpool Echo: September 20, 1984)
Match: European Cup, First Round, First Leg at Stadion Lecha, kick-off: 16:00.
Lech Poznan – Liverpool 0-1 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. Kjell Johansson (Sweden).
Lech Poznan (4-3-3): Zbigniew Plesnierowicz, Krzysztof Pawlak, Damian Lukasik, Józef Adamiec, Hieronim Barczak, Czeslaw Jakolcewicz, Rafal Stroinski, Dariusz Kofnyt, Mariusz Niewiadomski, Miroslaw Okonski, Jaroslae Araszkiewicz.
Substitutes: Jacek Bak for Jakolcewicz after 54 min.; Grzegorz Lazarek for Stroinski after 70 min.; Grzegorz Kapica (not used); Grzegorz Łazarek (not used); Ryszard Szewczyk (not used).
Liverpool (4-4-2): Bruce Grobbelaar, Phil Neal, Mark Lawrenson, Alan Hansen, Alan Kennedy, Steve Nicol, John Wark, Sammy Lee, Ronnie Whelan, Kenny Dalglish, Paul Walsh.
Substitutes: Bob Bolder (not used); Gary Gillespie (not used); Phil Thompson (not used), Jim Beglin (not used), Michael Robinson (not used).
The goal: 0-1 Wark (62 min.).