On this day in 1978 Liverpool beat Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 to reach the European Cup final.

Following a 2-1 loss in Germany against the previous years finalists, Bob Paisley’s Liverpool needed a win in the return leg at Anfield in order to secure passage into the European Cup final at Wembley. 

Ray Kennedy opened the scoring against the Germans within the first 10 minutes on the night to give the reigning European champions the dream start. Kenny Dalglish doubled the Reds lead on 35 minutes, ensuring the visitors would need at least two goals to progress to the next round. Into the second half and Jimmy Case made it 3-0 to the Reds, all but securing their passage to a second successive European Cup final. Monchengladbach were unable to respond with a goal of their own, seeing the match end 3-0 with Liverpool going through to the final to face Club Brugge after a 4-2 aggregate win.