1961 European Cup Final
|Event||1960–61 European Cup|
|Date||31 May 1961|
|Venue||Wankdorf Stadium, Bern|
|Referee||Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)|
The 1961 European Cup Final was held at the Wankdorf Stadium, Bern on 31 May 1961, and saw Benfica play against Barcelona. This was the first final not to include Real Madrid, who had won the previous five finals. Benfica lifted the trophy for the first time, beating Barcelona 3–2.
Benfica midfielder Mario Coluna broke his nose in the eighth minute of the match; not wanting to risk further damage, when Domiciano Cavém put over a cross in the 55th minute, Coluna hung back outside the penalty area. The ball was cleared directly to him and he volleyed it home for Benfica's third goal of the match.
Route to the final
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Hearts||5–1||2–1 (A)||3–0 (H)||Prelim. round||Lierse||5–0||2–0 (H)||3–0 (A)|
|Újpesti Dózsa||7–4||6–2 (H)||1–2 (A)||First round||Real Madrid||4–3||2–2 (A)||2–1 (H)|
|AGF Aarhus||7–2||3–1 (H)||4–1 (A)||Quarter-finals||Spartak Hradec Králové||5–1||4–0 (H)||1–1 (A)|
|Rapid Wien||4–1||3–0 (H)||1–1 (A)||Semi-finals||Hamburg||2–2
|1–0 (H)||1–2 (A)|
Ramallets 32' (o.g.)
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