1960 European Cup Final

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1960 European Cup Final
Event 1959–60 European Cup
Date 18 May 1960
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee Jack Mowat (Scotland)
Attendance 127,621
1959
1961

The 1960 European Cup Final was the fifth final in the history of the European Cup, and was contested between Real Madrid of Spain and Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest football matches ever played.[1] Madrid won 7–3 in front of a crowd of over 127,000 people at Glasgow's Hampden Park. Frankfurt reached the final through an impressive 12–4 aggregate victory over Scottish champions Rangers, whereas Madrid overcame their bitter rivals FC Barcelona 6–2 over two legs.[2]

The match was initially in doubt as the German FA had banned their clubs from taking part in matches with any team containing Ferenc Puskás after the Hungarian had alleged the West German team had used drugs in 1954. Puskás had to make a formal written apology before the match could take place.[3]

Puskás and Di Stefano are two of only three players to have scored a hat-trick in a European Cup or Champions League final, with the other being Pierino Prati for A.C. Milan in their 4–1 victory over AFC Ajax in the 1969 European Cup Final. Puskás repeated the feat in the 1962 European Cup Final.

Match details[edit]

18 May 1960
19:30 BST
Real Madrid Spain 7–3 West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Di Stéfano Goal 27'30'73'
Puskás Goal 45+1'56' (pen.)60'71'
Report Kreß Goal 18'
Stein Goal 72'75'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 127,621
Referee: Jack Mowatt (Scotland)
Real Madrid
Eintracht Frankfurt
GK 1 Argentina Rogelio Domínguez
RB 2 Spain Marquitos
CD 5 Spain Uruguay José Santamaría
LB 3 Spain Pachín
MF 4 Spain José María Vidal
MF 6 Spain José María Zárraga (c)
RW 7 Spain Brazil Canário
FW 8 Spain Luis del Sol
FW 9 Argentina Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano
FW 10 Hungary Spain Ferenc Puskás
LW 11 Spain Francisco Gento
Manager:
Spain Miguel Muñoz
Real Madrid-Eintracht Frankfurt 1960-05-18.svg
GK 1 West Germany Egon Loy
DF 2 West Germany Friedel Lutz
DF 3 West Germany Hermann Höfer
MF 4 West Germany Hans Weilbächer (c)
DF 5 West Germany Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt
MF 6 West Germany Dieter Stinka
FW 7 West Germany Richard Kreß
FW 8 West Germany Dieter Lindner
FW 9 West Germany Erwin Stein
FW 10 West Germany Alfred Pfaff
FW 11 West Germany Erich Meier
Manager:
West Germany Paul Oßwald

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The greatest matches of all time". The Daily Telegraph (London). 4 July 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "1959/60: Dazzling Madrid crush Frankfurt". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Hesse-Lichtenburger, Ulrich (2003). Tor! The Story of German Football. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-9540134-5-5.