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1956 European Cup Final
1956 European Cup Final
Event European Cup 1955–56
Date 13 June 1956
Venue Parc des Princes, Paris
Referee Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Attendance 38,239

The 1956 European Cup Final was the first ever final in the pan-European football competition, the European Cup, now known as the UEFA Champions League. It was contested by Real Madrid of Spain and Stade de Reims-Champagne from France. It was played at the Parc des Princes in Paris on 13 June 1956 in front of 38,000 people. Real Madrid reached the final by beating the now seven times champions Milan 5–4 on aggregate, whereas Reims beat Scottish club Hibernian 3–0 on aggregate. The match finished 4–3 to Real Madrid, who went on to record an unrivalled five consecutive European Cup titles. The match started brightly for Reims, Leblond and Templin scored to make it 2–0 inside ten minutes, but by half time Madrid had levelled the scores, through goals from Di Stefano and Rial. Reims took the lead again on 62 minutes through Hidalgo, but Marquitos and Rial scored in the 67th and 79th minutes respectively to win the cup for Madrid.

Match details

13 June 1956
Real Madrid Spain 4 – 3 France Stade de Reims Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 38,239
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Di Stéfano Goal 14'
Rial Goal 30' Goal 79'
Marquitos Goal 67'
(Report) Leblond Goal 6'
Templin Goal 10'
Hidalgo Goal 62'
Real Madrid
Stade de Reims
GK 1 Spain Juan Alonso
DF 2 Spain Ángel Atienza
DF 3 Spain Marquitos
DF 4 Spain Rafael Lesmes
DF 5 Spain Miguel Muñoz (c)
MF 6 Spain José María Zárraga
MF 7 Spain José Iglesias Fernández
MF 8 Spain Ramón Marsal Ribó
MF 9 Spain Argentina Alfredo di Stéfano
FW 10 Spain Argentina Héctor Rial
FW 11 Spain Francisco Gento
Spain José Villalonga Llorente

Assistant referees:
England J. Parkinson
England Tommy Cooper

GK 1 France René Jacquet
DF 2 France Simon Zimny
DF 3 France Robert Jonquet (c)
DF 4 France Raoul Giraudo
DF 5 France Michel Leblond
MF 6 France Robert Siatka
MF 7 France Michel Hidalgo
MF 8 France Léon Glowacki
MF 9 France Raymond Kopa
FW 10 France René Bliard
FW 11 France Jean Templin
France Albert Batteux

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