Borussia Mönchengladbach are the champions heading into the 1979-80 Bundesliga. Remaining in Germany, they lost twice to 1. FC Kaiserslautern, which comes up in the suggested text boxes on my iPad. They took the title into the 1980-81 UEFA Cup:
- 5 November 1980: 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2:4 Standard Liège (BEL) (2-leg playoff)
- 18 March 1981: Standard Liège 2:3 1. FC Köln (GER) (2-leg playoff)
- 22 April 1981: 1. FC Köln 0:2 Ipswich Town (ENG) (2-leg playoff)
Yes, I love the precise record keeping for England.
- 30 September 1981 (UEFA Cup): Ipswich Town 2:4 Aberdeen (SCO) (2-leg playoff)
- 28 October (Scottish League Cup): Aberdeen 1:3 Dundee United (2-leg playoff)
- 28 November (Scottish League Cup): Dundee United 1:2 Rangers
- 17 February 1982 (Scottish Premier Division): Rangers 0:2 Partick Thistle
- 27 February (Scottish Premier Division): Partick Thistle 1:3 Airdrieoneans
- 6 March (Scottish Premier Division): Airdrieoneans 0:1 Morton
And…here we get stuck.
The trail grows cold.
The only thing for it is to give the title to the Scottish champions for 1981-82, Celtic, and track them throughout the 1982-83 European Cup.
- 3 November 1982: Celtic 1:3 Real Sociedad (ESP) (2-leg playoff)
- 20 April 1983: Real Sociedad 2:3 Hamburger SV (GER) (2-leg playoff)
- 1983-84 Bundesliga: Hamburger SV fails to beat Eintracht Frankfurt
- 1984-85 Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt loses twice to 1. FC Köln
- 6 May 1986 (UEFA Cup): 1. FC Köln 3:5 Real Madrid (ESP)
- 1986-87 La Liga: Real Madrid loses twice to FC Barcelona
- 16 March 1988 (UEFA Cup): FC Barcelona 0:1 Bayer Leverkusen (GER) (2-leg playoff)
- 1988-89 Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen loses twice to Hamburger SV
- 21 March 1990 (UEFA Cup): Hamburger SV 2:3 Juventus (ITA) (2-leg playoff)
Juventus will take us into the 1990s.