1957–58 European Cup

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1957–58 European Cup
Tournament details
Dates 4 September 1957 – 28 May 1958
Teams 24
Final positions
Champions Spain Real Madrid (3rd title)
Runners-up Italy Milan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 48
Goals scored 189 (3.94 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Alfredo Di Stéfano (10 goals)

The 1957–58 European Cup was the third season of the European Cup, Europe's premier club football tournament. The competition was won by Real Madrid, who beat Milan 3–2 in the final, following a 2–2 draw after 90 minutes. This was Real Madrid's third European Cup title in a row. However, the 1957–58 season will be forever marked by the air disaster in Munich, when eight Manchester United players lost their lives on their way home from Belgrade, after a 3–3 draw in the quarter-final second leg with Red Star Belgrade. The English champions were ultimately defeated in the semi-finals by the eventual runners-up, AC Milan of Italy.

It was the first time that teams from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and East Germany participated, while Turkey did not send any club. Sevilla was invited to represent Spain despite not being champions, as Spanish champions Real Madrid had already qualified as holders.

Preliminary round[edit]

The draw for the preliminary round took place at the headquarters of the French Football Federation in Paris on Tuesday, 23 July 1957.[1] As title holders, Real Madrid received a bye, and the remaining 23 teams were grouped geographically into three pots. The first four teams drawn in each pot, and four more teams in pot 1, would play the preliminary round in September, while the remaining clubs received byes.

Pot 1
Western Europe
Pot 2
Central Europe
Pot 3
Eastern Europe
Drawn Match 1

Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade

Poland Gwardia Warszawa

England Manchester United

Luxembourg Stade Dudelange

East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt

Match 2

Spain Sevilla

Italy Milan

Bulgaria CDNA Sofia

Portugal Benfica

Austria Rapid Wien

Hungary Vasas

Match 3

Denmark Aarhus

Northern Ireland Glenavon

Match 4

Scotland Rangers

France Saint-Étienne

Byes

Sweden Norrköping

Switzerland Young Boys

Romania CCA Bucharest

Belgium Royal Antwerp

West Germany Borussia Dortmund

Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague

Netherlands Ajax

The calendar was decided by the involved teams, with all matches to be played by 30 September.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 3–7 Hungary Vasas 2–1 1–6
Rangers Scotland 4–3 France Saint-Étienne 3–1 1–2
Stade Dudelange Luxembourg 1–14 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 0–5 1–9
AGF Denmark 3–0 Northern Ireland Glenavon 0–0 3–0
Gwardia Warszawa Poland 4–41 East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 3–1 1–3
Sevilla Spain 3–1 Portugal Benfica 3–1 0–0
Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland 2–92 England Manchester United 0–6 2–3
Milan Italy 6–63 Austria Rapid Wien 4–1 2–5

1 Wismut Karl Marx Stadt qualified due to a coin toss, after their play-off against Gwardia Warszawa was abandoned after 100 minutes due to floodlight power failure with the result of 1–1.

2 To allow an evening kick-off at Dalymount Park in Dublin, which had no floodlights, the teams agreed to change over at half-time without a break. Consequently, the Irish part-timers ran out of steam and Manchester United's 1-0 half-time lead deteriorated to 6-0. The second leg was a closer match, as it was played under lights at Old Trafford with the normal half-time break.

3 Milan beat Rapid Wien 4–2 in a play-off to qualify.

First leg[edit]

4 September 1957
CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 2–1 Hungary Vasas
Milanov Goal 2'38' Report Bundzsák Goal 53'

4 September 1957
Rangers Scotland 3–1 France Saint-Étienne
Kitchenbrand Goal 19'
Scott Goal 47'
Simpson Goal 82'
Report Mekloufi Goal 14'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Leo Helge (Denmark)

5 September 1957
Stade Dudelange Luxembourg 0–5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Kostić Goal 11'16'
Rudinski Goal 47'55'
Mitić Goal 87'

11 September 1957
AGF Denmark 0–0 Northern Ireland Glenavon
Report
Aarhus Stadion, Aarhus
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Willem Beltman (Netherlands)


19 September 1957
Sevilla Spain 3–1 Portugal Benfica
Pahuet Goal 46'
Antoniet Goal 59'
Pepillo Goal 79'
Report Palmeiro Goal 48'
Estadio de Nervión, Sevilla
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Jean-Louis Groppi (France)

25 September 1957
Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland 0–6 England Manchester United
Report T. Taylor Goal 36'63'
Whelan Goal 51'57'
Berry Goal 71'
Pegg Goal 72'
Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Lucien Van Nuffel (Belgium)

2 October 1957
Milan Italy 4–1 Austria Rapid Wien
Grillo Goal 4'
Bean Goal 8'
Höltl Goal 74' (o.g.)
Mariani Goal 82'
Report Dienst Goal 58'
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: José Blanco Pérez (Spain)

Second leg[edit]

25 September 1957
Saint-Étienne France 2–1 Scotland Rangers
Ferrier Goal 18'
Oleksiak Goal 72'
Report Wilson Goal 61'

Rangers won 4–3 on aggregate.


25 September 1957
Glenavon Northern Ireland 0–3 Denmark AGF
Report Kjær Andersen Goal 13'45'
Jensen Goal 40'

Aarhus won 3–0 on aggregate.


26 September 1957
Benfica Portugal 0–0 Spain Sevilla
Report
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)

Sevilla won 3–1 on aggregate.


2 October 1957
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 9–1 Luxembourg Stade Dudelange
Cokić Goal 5'38'66'69'
Mitić Goal 10'
Kostić Goal 17'29'30'33'
Report Rongoni Goal 31'
JNA Stadion, Belgrade
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)

Red Star Belgrade won 14–1 on aggregate.


2 October 1957
Manchester United England 3–2 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers
Viollet Goal 5'60'
Pegg Goal 20'
Report McCann Goal 55'
Hamilton Goal 66'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 33,754
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)

Manchester United won 9–2 on aggregate.


3 October 1957
Vasas Hungary 6–1 Bulgaria CDNA Sofia
Csordás Goal 35'38'51'
Berendi Goal 48'
Bundzsák Goal 68'
Szilágyi Goal 89'
Report Panayotov Goal 25'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Alfred Grill (Austria)

Vasas won 7–3 on aggregate.


9 October 1957
Rapid Wien Austria 5–2 Italy Milan
A. Körner Goal 1'
Dienst Goal 31'
Bertalan Goal 57'
Riegler Goal 62'
Hanappi Goal 78'
Report Grillo Goal 19'
Bean Goal 77'
Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Daniel Zariquiegui (Spain)

Milan 6–6 Rapid Wien on aggregate.


13 October 1957
Wismut Karl Marx Stadt East Germany 3–1 Poland Gwardia Warszawa
M. Kaiser Goal 10'
S. Kaiser Goal 74'80'
Report Baszkiewicz Goal 60'
Otto Grotewohl stadion, Aue
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Karol Galba (Czechoslovakia)

Gwardia Warszawa 4–4 Wismut Karl Marx Stadt on aggregate.

Play-off[edit]

30 October 1957
Milan Italy 4–2 Austria Rapid Wien
Bean Goal 6'82'
Bergamaschi Goal 41'
Schiaffino Goal 54'
Report Happel Goal 38' (pen.)
Bertalan Goal 72'
Stadium Hardturm, Zürich
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Daniel Mellet (Switzerland)

Milan won play-off 4–2.


Wismut Karl Marx Stadt qualified due to a coin toss, after their play-off against Gwardia Warszawa was abandoned with the result of 1–1 after 100 minutes due to floodlight power failure.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Royal Antwerp Belgium 1–8 Spain Real Madrid 1–2 0–6
Norrköping Sweden 3–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 2–2 1–2
Wismut Karl Marx Stadt East Germany 1–4 Netherlands Ajax 1–3 0–1
Young Boys Switzerland 2–3 Hungary Vasas 1–1 1–2
Manchester United England 3–1 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 3–0 0–1
Sevilla Spain 4–2 Denmark AGF 4–0 0–2
Borussia Dortmund West Germany 5–51 Romania CCA Bucharest 4–2 1–3
Rangers Scotland 1–6 Italy Milan 1–4 0–2

1 Borussia Dortmund beat CCA Bucureşti 3–1 in a play-off to qualify for the quarter-finals.

First leg[edit]

31 October 1957
Royal Antwerp Belgium 1–2 Spain Real Madrid
De Backer Goal 58' Report Di Stéfano Goal 15'61'
Stade Bosuil, Antwerp
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

2 November 1957
Norrköping Sweden 2–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Håkansson Goal 75'
Källgren Goal 85'
Report Toplak Goal 88'
Kostić Goal 90'
Idrottsparken, Norrköping
Attendance: 10,893
Referee: Józef Kowal (Poland)

20 November 1957
Wismut Karl Marx Stadt East Germany 1–3 Netherlands Ajax
Müller Goal 87' Report van der Kuil Goal 5'62'
Bleijenberg Goal 17'
Otto Grotewohl Stadion, Aue
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Alfred Grill (Austria)

20 November 1957
Young Boys Switzerland 1–1 Hungary Vasas
Wechselberger Goal 7' Report Csordás Goal 90'
Stade des Charmilles, Genève
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Giulio Campanati (Italy)

20 November 1957
Manchester United England 3–0 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague
Webster Goal 63'
T. Taylor Goal 65'
Pegg Goal 79'
Report
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Werner Treichel (West Germany)

27 November 1957
Sevilla Spain 4–0 Denmark AGF
Antoniet Goal 6'30'
Loren Goal 24'52'
Report
Estadio Nervión, Sevilla
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Gaston Grandain (Belgium)

27 November 1957
Borussia Dortmund West Germany 4–2 Romania CCA Bucharest
Peters Goal 35'62'64'
Niepieklo Goal 66'
Report Zavoda I Goal 43'
Bone Goal 50'
Rote Erde, Dortmund
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: John Mowatt (Scotland)

27 November 1957
Rangers Scotland 1–4 Italy Milan
Murray Goal 31' Report Grillo Goal 75'83'
Baruffi Goal 81'
Bean Goal 86'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Manuel Asensi Martín (Spain)

Second leg[edit]

23 November 1957
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–1 Sweden Norrköping
Spajić Goal 75'88' Report Backman Goal 16'
JNA Stadion, Belgrade
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Włodzimierz Storoniak (Poland)

Red Star Belgrade won 4–3 on aggregate.


27 November 1957
Ajax Netherlands 1–0 East Germany Wismut Karl Marx Stadt
Ouderland Goal 79' Report
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Alfred Grill (Austria)

Ajax won 4–1 on aggregate.


28 November 1957
Real Madrid Spain 6–0 Belgium Royal Antwerp
Rial Goal 2'4'41'
Marsal Goal 52'
Kopa Goal 79'
Gento Goal 89'
Report

Real Madrid won 8–1 on aggregate.


30 November 1957
Vasas Hungary 2–1 Switzerland Young Boys
Csordás Goal 8'12' Report Schneiter Goal 89'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Francesco Liverani (Italy)

Vasas won 3–2 on aggregate.


4 December 1957
Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 1–0 England Manchester United
Dvořák Goal 17' Report
Strahov, Prague
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Werner Treichel (West Germany)

Manchester United won 3–1 on aggregate.


4 December 1957
AGF Denmark 2–0 Spain Sevilla
Jensen Goal 41'86' Report
Århus Stadion, Aarhus
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Aloïs Smidts (Belgium)

Sevilla won 4–2 on aggregate.


8 December 1957
CCA Bucharest Romania 3–1 West Germany Borussia Dortmund
Tătaru Goal 17'
Constantin Goal 25'
Alecsandrescu Goal 45'
Report Niepieklo Goal 12'

Borussia Dortmund 5–5 CCA Bucureşti on aggregate.


11 December 1957
Italy Milan 2–0 Rangers Scotland
Baruffi Goal 37'
Galli Goal 48'
Report

Milan won 6–1 on aggregate.

Play-off[edit]

29 December 1957
Borussia Dortmund West Germany 3–1 Romania CCA Bucharest
Dulz Goal 15'
Kelbassa Goal 62'
Preißler Goal 79'
Report Cacoveanu Goal 35'
Stadio Comunale, Bologna
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)

Borussia Dormund won the play-off 3–1.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Manchester United England 5–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 2–1 3–3
Real Madrid Spain 10–2 Spain Sevilla 8–0 2–2
Ajax Netherlands 2–6 Hungary Vasas 2–2 0–4
Borussia Dortmund West Germany 2–5 Italy Milan 1–1 1–4

First leg[edit]

14 January 1958
Manchester United England 2–1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Charlton Goal 65'
Colman Goal 81'
Report Tasić Goal 35'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Marcel Lequesne (France)

23 January 1958
Real Madrid Spain 8–0 Spain Sevilla
Di Stéfano Goal 10'54' (pen.)85'88'
Kopa Goal 37'73'
Marsal Goal 48'
Gento Goal 81'
Report

5 February 1958
Ajax Netherlands 2–2 Hungary Vasas
Ouderland Goal 31'42' Report Bundzsák Goal 73'82'

12 February 1958
Borussia Dortmund West Germany 1–1 Italy Milan
Bergamaschi Goal 90' (o.g.) Report Galli Goal 45'
Rote Erde, Dortmund
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)

Second leg[edit]

5 February 1958
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 3–3 England Manchester United
Kostić Goal 46'58'
Tasić Goal 50' (pen.)
Report Viollet Goal 2'
Charlton Goal 30'31'
JNA Stadion, Belgrade
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Karl Kainer (Austria)

Manchester United won 5–4 on aggregate.


23 February 1958
Sevilla Spain 2–2 Spain Real Madrid
Payá Goal 22'
Pahuet Goal 29'
Report Pereda Goal 48'62'
Estadio Nervión, Seville
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)

Real Madrid won 10–2 on aggregate.


26 February 1958
Vasas Hungary 4–0 Netherlands Ajax
Bundzsák Goal 7'
Szilágyi Goal 9'39'
Csordás Goal 29'
Report
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Borče Nedelkovski (SFR Yugoslavia)

Vasas won 6–2 on aggregate.


26 March 1958
Milan Italy 4–1 West Germany Borussia Dortmund
Cucchiaroni Goal 11'
Liedholm Goal 21'
Galli Goal 63'
Grillo Goal 86'
Report Preißler Goal 37'
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)

Milan won 5–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 4–2 Hungary Vasas 4–0 0–2
Manchester United England 2–5 Italy Milan 2–1 0–4

First leg[edit]

2 April 1958
Real Madrid Spain 4–0 Hungary Vasas
Di Stéfano Goal 9'42'50' (pen.)
Marsal Goal 46'
Report
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Maurice Guigue (France)

8 May 1958
Manchester United England 2–1 Italy Milan
Viollet Goal 39'
E. Taylor Goal 80' (pen.)
Report Schiaffino Goal 24'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 44,480
Referee: Leo Helge (Denmark)

Second leg[edit]

16 April 1958
Vasas Hungary 2–0 Spain Real Madrid
Bundzsák Goal 25'
Csordás Goal 53' (pen.)
Report
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)

Real Madrid won 4–2 on aggregate.


14 May 1958
Milan Italy 4–0 England Manchester United
Schiaffino Goal 2'76'
Liedholm Goal 51' (pen.)
Danova Goal 67'
Report
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)

Milan won 5–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

28 May 1958
Real Madrid Spain 3–2 (a.e.t.) Italy Milan
Di Stéfano Goal 74'
Rial Goal 79'
Gento Goal 107'
Report Schiaffino Goal 59'
Grillo Goal 77'
Heysel Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium)

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1957–58 European Cup were as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain Real Madrid 10
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bora Kostić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 9
3 Hungary Lajos Csordás Hungary Vasas 8
4 Hungary Dezső Bundzsák Hungary Vasas 6
Argentina Ernesto Grillo Italy Milan 6
6 Italy Gastone Bean Italy Milan 5
Italy Juan Alberto Schiaffino Italy Milan 5
8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovan Cokić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 4
Spain Héctor Rial Spain Real Madrid 4
England Dennis Viollet England Manchester United 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corriere dello Sport, 24 July 1957.

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