1959–60 European Cup: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1959–60 UEFA European Cup
Dates 26 August 1959 – 18 May 1960
Final positions
Champions Spain Real Madrid (5th title)
Runner-up West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Ferenc Puskás (12 goals)

The 1959–60 European Cup was the fifth season of the European Cup, Europe's premier club football tournament. The competition was won by Real Madrid, who beat Eintracht Frankfurt 7–3 in the final, a record score for the European Cup final. It was Real Madrid's fifth consecutive European Cup title.



The 1959/60 European Cup tournament was possibly the greatest in the competitions history and emerged with possibly the greatest ever team as winners. Everything was set for a classic set of games right from the start as some of the biggest names in European football vied to take away Real Madrid’s crown. Real were still there of course, but they were now even stronger than ever before. Kopa had left to return to Reims, but Di Stefano, Gento and Puskas remained and were now joined by the industrious Luis del Sol who had been signed from Real Betis, and the pacy Brazilian winger Canario. The cup holders were joined in the competition by the newly crowned Spanish champions, Barcelona. Barcelona were tired of living in the shadow of their bitter rivals and were determined to wrench the European title away from Madrid’s grasp. Under the presidency of Don Francisco Miro-Sans, coach Helenio Herrera had put together a group of players that could match that of Real. The forward line included the fans favourite, the incredibly strong and technically proficient, Ladislav Kubala, along with his fellow Hungarians Sandor Kocsis and Zoltan Czibor and possibly the best Spanish attacker at that time, Luis Suarez – not to mention the brilliant South Americans Evaristo and Villaverde. Behind them were the likes of captain Segarra and Spain’s undisputed number one goalkeeper Ramallets. Having beaten Real Madrid to the Spanish title, they now had their eyes on being the first side to knock them out of the European Cup.

Having put six goals past CDNA Sofia in the home leg of their Qualifying Round tie, Barcelona further established themselves as potential winners when they came up against AC Milan in the First Round. Having been finalists and almost winners just two seasons ago, Milan were expected to be a serious test of Barcelona’s European credentials, but they were swept aside by an imperious Barcelona side which, having come away from the San Siro with an impressive 2-0 advantage, had proceeded to take the Italians apart in the home leg, winning 5-1.

Elsewhere in the First Round, Wolverhampton Wanderers suggested that they might make more of an impact second time around as they beat Red Star Belgrade 4-1 on aggregate. Rangers, who had the added incentive of the Final being played in their home town of Glasgow, knocked out Red Star Bratislava, Real Madrid thumped Jeunesse Esch of Luxembourg 12-2, while the previous years semi-finalists Young Boys Berne were beaten by German champions Eintracht Frankfurt after a 4-1 win for the Germans in Switzerland.

Once more, in the Quarter-Finals, Barcelona appeared to get one of the toughest draws possible - this time they were up against Wolves. Yet again, however, Barcelona brushed their opponents aside as they followed a 4-0 home win with a 5-2 victory in England to complete a humiliating 9-2 winning margin over the English champions. The game in Wolverhampton was notable for the performance of the Hungarian Sandor Kocsis. Having already scored twice, Kocsis fell just before half-time and dislocated his left shoulder. As a result, he fainted during the interval and required a pain killing injection before he could return to the field of play. Despite this, he proceeded to score twice more as Barcelona stormed through to the semi-finals. As the team waited at Birmingham Airport on their way back home, Herrera lectured the local journalists. ‘You in England are playing now in the style we continentals used many years ago with much physical strength, but no method, no technique.’

In the other Quarter-Final ties, Real came back from losing 3-2 in Nice to beat the Frenchmen 4-0 in Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt overcame Wiener SK and Rangers squeezed past Sparta Rotterdam after a replay in front of over 34,000 at Highbury in what was the first ever European Cup tie to be played in London.

Few would have complained if the two Spanish giants had been kept apart until the final, but it was not to be as Real Madrid and Barcelona were drawn to play each other in the semi-finals. There seemed to be so little to choose between the two sides both in Europe and at home. Just two days before they met in the semi-final, the last round of games was completed in the Spanish Championship with the two teams locked together on points and goal difference – only goals scored could separate them and see Barcelona crowned champions for the second consecutive season. In their last league meeting, the Catalan side had come out on top, but the European Cup was different. This was the tournament that Real had made their own and you could be sure that the last team they wanted to finally end their reign was Barcelona.

Before the first leg in Madrid, Barcelona’s coach Herrera caused controversy by becoming involved in a bonus-payment claim by his players that resulted in him dropping both Kubala and Czibor. This upset many of the fans and the powers that be inside the club and would rebound on Herrera later. Barcelona may well have been the Kings of Spain, but they were taught a European lesson by the undisputed rulers of the continent when Real, under the guidance of new manager Miguel Munoz, earned a 3-1 win at the Bernabeu, although Barcelona were unfortunate to have two goals disallowed. The second leg, however, emphasised Real’s superiority in European football as they took a 3-0 lead through two Puskas goals and another from Gento, with Barcelona only able to score a late consolation goal from Kocsis. The pretenders had been well and truly swept aside, while Real marched on after an emphatic 6-2 win on aggregate. It was all too much for Barcelona as Herrera was immediately sacked. For Real it was final number five.

The other semi-final suggested that there might be someone who could finally defeat the mighty Real Madrid. Having avoided the two Spanish favourites, Glasgow Rangers had high hopes of reaching the final at nearby Hampden Park – Eintracht were, after all, the first German team to reach the semi-finals and their players were only part-timers - but any hopes that the Scots had were soon dashed. The game in Germany, before 80,000 fans, began brightly with Eintracht taking an early lead despite having already missed a penalty. Rangers replied immediately and scored from the penalty spot. With the scores level at half-time there was all to play for, but in the second half there was only one team in it as the Germans scored a further five goals to run out 6-1 winners. If the Scots had thought that the return game would be easier, they were soon to be disappointed as Lindner gave Eintracht an 8th minute lead on the way to another crushing victory, this time by 6-3 – despite several fine saves by Niven in the Rangers goal - to complete a 12-3 aggregate win. The Ibrox crowd, in awe of Eintracht’s speed and movement, had never seen football like it and proceeded to applaud the Germans off at the end. Suddenly it seemed that Eintracht Frankfurt could be the team to de-throne Real Madrid.

While Real had drawn players from throughout the world, Eintracht were very much a German team. The stars of their run to the Final had been the fine schemer Alfred Pfaff at inside left, who had scored four goals against Rangers in the semi-final, and dynamic winger Richard Kress. Also in attack were Erwin Stein, a dangerous but unpredictable young centre-forward, and Lindner who had already scored six times during their European campaign. Unfortunately for them, Eintracht would prove to be some way short of being capable of beating the great Real Madrid, but they did have the consolation of being involved in what many observers have described as the greatest game of all time.

On a warm, windswept night in Glasgow, May 18th 1960 was a date for records to be broken. The Hampden Park attendance of 127,621 is still the biggest for a European Cup Final, the gate receipts of £55,000 were then a British record, there were an estimated 70 million television viewers around Europe, and they were about to see the highest scoring European Cup Final ever.

Before kick-off, Ferenc Puskas, about to play in his first ever European final summed up the way that Real played. ‘Every man in our team is an attacker and we have the quality so many British sides envy. That is to be able to pull something out of the bag when things are not going well. Many people thought we were tired and would not win our semi-final against Barcelona but my quick goal gave us an advantage. Indeed it is our policy to go for an early lead in every game.’ And so it was that the game did begin with an early goal, but it was not the Spaniards who scored it. While Real began slowly and possibly with a little over confidence, the Germans began the game with verve and enthusiasm and immediately took the game to their more illustrious opponents. Indeed, in the very first minute, a Meier cross shot almost beat Dominguez in the Madrid goal, who only just touched the ball onto the bar and safety. Kress and Pfaff also tested the goalkeeper early on and it was no surprise when Eintracht took a deserved lead on 18 minutes when Kress volleyed a low cross into the net. With Real playing well below their best it appeared that a shock might be on the cards, but that was when Di Stefano took control of the game and Real produced a display that no team, and certainly not Eintracht, could have coped with. Almost immediately after the opening goal, a header from Puskas put Gento clear of the German defence and his shot clipped the outside of the post. Moments later, with his first foray into the Frankfurt penalty area, Di Stefano was found by Canario’s pass and swept the ball past goalkeeper Loy to maintain his incredible record of scoring in every European Cup Final. Two minutes later, Loy fumbled a Canario shot, and Di Stefano, even in his mid thirties, was quickest to react as he slammed the ball into the net and gave Real the lead. Di Stefano was now running the game, popping up in every area of the pitch and weaving patterns that simply mesmerised the opposition. With the speed and control of Gento and Canario and the technical perfection of Puskas in attack, the white shirts of Real swarmed around the Eintracht goal and it was clear that the German defence could survive no longer. Ferenc Puskas now showed his finishing power as he scored four goals without reply to put Real out of sight. The Hungarian made it 3-1 on the stroke of half-time when he crashed the ball into the roof of the net from the tightest of angles, added a penalty after 56 minutes following a foul by Lutz, and then scored another two, courtesy of a close range header and an 18 yard pivot shot, to give Real a 6-1 lead with twenty minutes remaining. Stein managed to pull a goal back for the Germans, but Di Stefano hit back almost immediately. Picking the ball up in the centre circle, he brushed aside one opponent and then played a one-two with a team-mate to get past two defenders. Darting right towards the penalty area, Di Stefano could not be caught as he unleashed a powerful shot from the edge of the area which saw the ball fly into the bottom left hand corner of the goal, giving the goalkeeper no chance whatsoever. Di Stefano had the hat-trick that he deserved.

Stein did manage to score yet again for the Germans who battled on until the final whistle, but they had been well and truly outclassed and, as the final whistle blew, the Hampden crowd cheered and applauded Real Madrid whose 7-3 victory had left them simply awestruck. No-one in that Scottish crowd had ever seen anything like it and the names of Gento, Canario, Puskas and, most of all, Di Stefano, would live in their memories for ever. Every spectator stayed to see the cup lifted by Zarraga and paraded around the ground as their 45 minute ovation showed their appreciation for what was possibly the finest display of football ever produced by one team. At the end, the Real players, with goalkeeper Dominguez carrying the cup, did a lap of honour around the Hampden track to a continuous roar that has seldom, if ever, been heard at a neutral venue. Real Madrid were the undisputed kings of Europe with, it seemed, no team able to come even close to their level of skill and artistry. They had now won the first five European titles, but rather than closing the gap, the rest of Europe now seemed to be further behind them than ever before. Real Madrid were, it seemed, in a league of their own.

Preliminary round

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg 6–2 Poland ŁKS Łódź 5–0 1–2
Fenerbahçe Turkey 4–3 Hungary Csepel 1–1 3–2
Nice France 4–3 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 3–2 1–1
Vorwärts Berlin East Germany 2–3 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 0–2
Olympiacos Greece 3–5 Italy Milan 2–2 1–3
CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 4–8 Spain Barcelona 2–2 2–6
Rangers Scotland 7–2 Belgium Anderlecht 5–2 2–0
Cervena Hviezda Bratislava Czechoslovakia 4–1 Portugal Porto 2–1 2–0
Linfield Northern Ireland 3–7 Sweden Gothenburg 2–1 1–6
Wiener Sportclub Austria 2–1 Romania Petrolul Ploieşti 0–0 2–1

First leg

Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg 5 – 0 Poland ŁKS Łódź Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)
Theis Goal 6'
May Goal 24'
Schaak Goal 55'
Meurisse Goal 80' Goal 85'

Fenerbahçe Turkey 1 – 1 Hungary Csepel Mithat Paşa Stadium, Istanbul
Attendance: 26,432
Referee: Leo Lemesić (Yugoslavia)
Can Bartu Goal 73' Kisuczky Goal 1'

Nice France 3 – 2 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers Stade du Ray, Nice
Attendance: 13,369
Referee: Johan Heinrich Martens (Netherlands)
Nurenberg Goal 36'
Foix Goal 39' Goal 75'
Hamilton Goal 20'
Tuohy Goal 87'

Vorwärts Berlin East Germany 2 – 1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers Walter-Ulbricht-Stadion, Berlin
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Lucien Van Nuffel (Belgium)
Nöldner Goal 24'
Kohle Goal 29'
Broadbent Goal 15'

Olympiacos Greece 2 – 2 Italy Milan Karaiskaki, Athens
Attendance: 20,954
Referee: Fritz Seipelt (Austria)
Papazoglou Goal 19'
Yfantis Goal 44'
Altafini Goal 33' Goal 72'

CDNA Sofia Bulgaria 2 – 2 Spain Barcelona Vasil Levski, Sofia
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: John Clough (England)
Rakarov Goal 16'
Kolev Goal 80'
Segarra Goal 30'
Martínez Goal 61'

Rangers Scotland 5 – 2 Belgium Anderlecht Ibrox Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 69,423
Referee: Leo Helge (Denmark)
Millar Goal 1'
Scott Goal 2'
Matthew Goal 50'
Baird Goal 65' Goal 73'
Stockman Goal 52'
Dewael Goal 64'

Cervena Hviezda Bratislava Czechoslovakia 2 – 1 Portugal Porto Tehelné Pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Marcel Bois (France)
Gajdoš Goal 25'
Scherer Goal 77'
Teixeira Goal 32'

Linfield Northern Ireland 2 – 1 Sweden Gothenburg Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Johannes Malka (West Germany)
Milburn Goal 25' Goal 30' Johansson Goal 38'

Wiener Sportclub Austria 0 – 0 Romania Petrolul Ploieşti Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Concetto Lo Bello (Italy)

Second leg

ŁKS Łódź Poland 2 – 1 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch ŁKS Stadion, Łódź
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Gösta Ackerborn (Sweden)
Szymborski Goal 61' (pen) Goal 85' Jann Goal 42'

Jeunesse Esch beat ŁKS Łódź 6–2 on aggregate.

Csepel Hungary 2 – 3 Turkey Fenerbahçe Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Zivko Bajić (Yugoslavia)
Ughy Goal 10'
Németh Goal 34'
Lefter Goal 22'
Şeref Goal 47'
Avni Goal 53'

Fenerbahçe beat Csepel 4–3 on aggregate.

Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland 1 – 1 France Nice Dalymount Park, Dublin
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Willem Beltman (Netherlands)
Hennessy Goal 16' Faivre Goal 32'

Nice beat Shamrock Rovers 4–3 on aggregate.

Wolverhampton Wanderers England 2 – 0 East Germany Vorwärts Berlin Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Gérard Versyp (Belgium)
Mason Goal 60'
Broadbent Goal 75'

Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Vorwärts Berlin 3–2 on aggregate.

Milan Italy 3 – 1 Greece Olympiacos Stadio Comunale di San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 19,894
Referee: Erich Steiner (Austria)
Danova Goal 12' Goal 26' Goal 85' Yfantis Goal 68'

Milan beat Olympiacos 5–3 on aggregate.

Barcelona Spain 6 – 2 Bulgaria CDNA Sofia Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Kubala Goal 6' Goal 14' (pen) Goal 45' (pen)
Evaristo Goal 39' Goal 68' Goal 78'
Milanov Goal 24'
Martinov Goal 57'

Barcelona beat CDNA Sofia 8–4 on aggregate.

Anderlecht Belgium 0 – 2 Scotland Rangers Stade Émile Versé, Brussels
Attendance: 27,076
Referee: Aage Poulsen (Denmark)
Matthew Goal 67'
McMillan Goal 72'

Rangers beat Anderlecht 7–2 on aggregate.

Porto Portugal 0 – 2 Czechoslovakia Cervena Hviezda Bratislava Estádio das Antas, Porto
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Marcel Lequesne (France)
Kačáni Goal 65'
Dolinský Goal 80'

Cervena Hviezda Bratislava beat Porto 4–1 on aggregate.

Gothenburg Sweden 6 – 1 Northern Ireland Linfield Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 10,475
Referee: Erich Asmussen (West Germany)
Ohlsson Goal 17' Goal 18' Goal 50' Goal 62' Goal 80'
Johansson Goal 48'
Dickson Goal 19'

IFK Göteborg beat Linfield 7–3 on aggregate.

Petrolul Ploieşti Romania 1 – 2 Austria Wiener Sportclub Stadionul Ilie Oană, Ploieşti
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Pietro Bonetto (Italy)
Bădulescu Goal 55' Horak Goal 23' Goal 28'

Wiener Sportclub beat Petrolul Ploieşti 2–1 on aggregate.

First round

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Fenerbahçe Turkey 3–31 France Nice 2–1 1–2
Real Madrid Spain 12–2 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 7–0 5–2
Milan Italy 1–7 Spain Barcelona 0–2 1–5
Red Star Belgrade Yugoslavia 1–4 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 0–3
Young Boys Switzerland 2–5 West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1–4 1–1
Boldklubben 1909 Denmark 2–5 Austria Wiener Sportclub 0–3 2–2
Sparta Rotterdam Netherlands 4–42 Sweden Gothenburg 3–1 1–3
Rangers Scotland 5–4 Czechoslovakia Cervena Hviezda Bratislava 4–3 1–1

1 Nice beat Fenerbahçe 5–1 in a play-off to qualify for the quarter-finals.

2 Sparta Rotterdam beat IFK Göteborg 3–1 in a play-off to qualify for the quarter-finals.

First leg

Fenerbahçe Turkey 2 – 1 France Nice Mithat Paşa, Istanbul
Attendance: 29,656
Referee: Václav Korelus (Czechoslovakia)
Can Goal 37'
Şeref Goal 80'
Milazzo Goal 40'

Real Madrid Spain 7 – 0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 59,447
Referee: Giulio Campanati (Italy)
di Stéfano Goal 25'
Puskás Goal 34' Goal 62' Goal 83'
Herrera Goal 43' Goal 77'
Mateos Goal 53'

Milan Italy 0 – 2 Spain Barcelona Stadio Comunale di San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Marcel Lequesne (France)
Vergés Goal 12'
Suárez Goal 15'

Red Star Belgrade Yugoslavia 1 – 1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers JNA Stadion, Belgrade
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Edgar Ommerborn (West Germany)
Kostić Goal 37' Deeley Goal 29'

Young Boys Switzerland 1 – 4 West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Wankdorf, Bern
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Daniel Zariquiegui (Spain)
Eugen Meier Goal 23' Weilbächer Goal 4'
Stein Goal 72'
Bäumler Goal 76' (pen)
Erich Meier Goal 83'

Boldklubben 1909 Denmark 0 – 3 Austria Wiener Sportclub Odense Stadion, Odense
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Wlodzmierz Storoniak (Poland)
Knoll Goal 62' Goal 75'
Horak Goal 82'

Sparta Rotterdam Netherlands 3 – 1 Sweden Gothenburg Het Kasteel, Rotterdam
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Jarl Hansen (Denmark)
Daniels Goal 23' Goal 38' Goal 48' Jonsson Goal 81'

Rangers Scotland 4 – 3 Czechoslovakia Cervena Hviezda Bratislava Ibrox Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Daniel Mellet (Switzerland)
McMillan Goal 1'
Scott Goal 43'
Wilson Goal 73'
Millar Goal 90'
Scherer Goal 16' Goal 68'
Dolinský Goal 29'

Second leg

Nice France 2 – 1 Turkey Fenerbahçe Stade Municipal du Ray, Nice
Attendance: 15,824
Referee: Martin Macko (Czechoslovakia)
Foix Goal 62'
Faivre Goal 76'
Lefter Goal 83'

Fenerbahçe and Nice drew 3–3 on aggregate.

Nice France 5 – 1 Turkey Fenerbahçe Stade des Charmilles, Genève
Attendance: 9,166
Referee: Paul Wyssling (Switzerland)
Foix Goal 7' Goal 63'
Milazzo Goal 17'
Faivre Goal 31'
de Bourgoing Goal 59'
Şeref Goal 47'

Nice won the play-off 5–1.

Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg 2 – 5 Spain Real Madrid Stade Municipal, Luxembourg City
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Vincenzo Orlandini (Italy)
Theis Goal 10'
Schaak Goal 15'
Vidal Goal 13'
Mateos Goal 18' Goal 31'
di Stéfano Goal 25'
Puskás Goal 29'

Real Madrid beat Jeunesse Esch 12–2 on aggregate.

Barcelona Spain 5 – 1 Italy Milan Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Maurice Guigue (France)
Martínez Goal 9'
Kubala Goal 32' Goal 69'
Segarra Goal 19'
Czibor Goal 65'
Ferrario Goal 38'

Barcelona beat Milan 7–1 on aggregate.

Wolverhampton Wanderers England 3 – 0 Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 55,519
Referee: Erich Asmussen (West Germany)
Murray Goal 8'
Mason Goal 85' Goal 89'

Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Red Star Belgrade 4–1 on aggregate.

Eintracht Frankfurt West Germany 1 – 1 Switzerland Young Boys Waldstadion, Frankfurt-am-Main
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: José Blanco Pérez (Spain)
Bäumler Goal 68' (pen.) Schneider Goal 90'

Eintracht Frankfurt beat Young Boys 5–2 on aggregate.

Wiener Sportclub Austria 2 – 2 Denmark Boldklubben 1909 Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Józef Kowal (Poland)
Hof Goal 46' Goal 55' Bassett Goal 40'
Berg Goal 52'

Wiener Sportclub beat Boldklubben 1909 5–2 on aggregate.

Gothenburg Sweden 3 – 1 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg
Attendance: 6,881
Referee: Leo Helge (Denmark)
Ohlsson Goal 38'
Hellmér Goal 56' (pen.)
Johansson Goal 69'
Schilder Goal 73'

Sparta Rotterdam and Gothenburg drew 4–4 on aggregate.

Sparta Rotterdam Netherlands 3 – 1 Sweden Gothenburg Weserstadion,Bremen
Attendance: n/a
Referee: Albert Dusch (West Germany)
Bosselaar Goal 3'
Crossan Goal 23'
Daniels Goal 65'
Berndtsson Goal 35'

Sparta Rotterdam won the play-off 3–1.

Cervena Hviezda Bratislava Czechoslovakia 1 – 1 Scotland Rangers Tehelné pole, Bratislava
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Josef Gulde (Switzerland)
Tichý Goal 89' Scott Goal 69'

Rangers beat Cervena Hviezda Bratislava 5–4 on aggregate.

Quarter finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Nice France 3–6 Spain Real Madrid 3–2 0–4
Barcelona Spain 9–2 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–0 5–2
Eintracht Frankfurt West Germany 3–2 Austria Wiener Sportclub 2–1 1–1
Sparta Rotterdam Netherlands 3–31 Scotland Rangers 2–3 1–0

1 Rangers beat Sparta Rotterdam 3–2 in a play-off to qualify for the semi-finals.

First leg

Nice France 3 – 2 Spain Real Madrid Stade Municipal du Ray, Nice
Attendance: 21,422
Referee: Abel da Costa (Portugal)
Nurenberg Goal 54' Goal 72' Goal 84' (pen) Herrera Goal 15'
Rial Goal 30'

Barcelona Spain 4 – 0 England Wolverhampton Wanderers Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Gérard Versyp (Belgium)
Villaverde Goal 8' Goal 80'
Kubala Goal 16'
Evaristo Goal 65'

Eintracht Frankfurt West Germany 2 – 1 Austria Wiener Sportclub Waldstadion, Frankfurt-am-Main
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Albert Guinnard (Switzerland)
Lindner Goal 15'
Meier Goal 60'
Skerlan Goal 50'

Sparta Rotterdam Netherlands 2 – 3 Scotland Rangers Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 53,000
Referee: John Kelly (England)
De Vries Goal 41' Goal 87' Wilson Goal 4'
Baird Goal 36'
Murray Goal 63'

Second leg

Real Madrid Spain 4 – 0 France Nice Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Eduardo Rosa Gouveia (Portugal)
Pepillo Goal 21'
Gento Goal 40'
di Stéfano Goal 45'
Puskás Goal 51'

Real Madrid beat Nice 6–3 on aggregate.

Wolverhampton Wanderers England 2 – 5 Spain Barcelona Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 55,535
Referee: Lucien Van Nuffel (Belgium)
Murray Goal 35'
Mason Goal 78'
Kocsis Goal 29' Goal 44' Goal 60' Goal 74'
Villaverde Goal 85'

Barcelona beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 9–2 on aggregate.

Wiener Sportclub Austria 1 – 1 West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Praterstadion, Vienna
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Dittmar Huber (Switzerland)
Hof Goal 31' Stein Goal 59'

Eintracht Frankfurt beat Wiener Sportclub 3–2 on aggregate.

Rangers Scotland 0 – 1 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam Ibrox Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Kevin Howley (England)
Van Ede Goal 82'

Sparta Rotterdam and Rangers drew 3–3 on aggregate.

Rangers Scotland 3 – 2 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam Arsenal Stadium, London
Attendance: 34,178
Referee: Reginald Leafe (England)
Verhoeven Goal 28' (o.g.)
Baird Goal 57'
Van der Lee Goal 64' (o.g.)
Verhoeven Goal 6'
Bosselaar Goal 76' (pen.)

Rangers won the play-off 3–2.

Semi finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Real Madrid Spain 6–2 Spain Barcelona 3–1 3–1
Eintracht Frankfurt West Germany 12–4 Scotland Rangers 6–1 6–3

First leg

Real Madrid Spain 3 – 1 Spain Barcelona Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Reginald Leafe (England)
Di Stéfano Goal 17' Goal 84'
Puskás Goal 28'
Martínez Goal 37'

Eintracht Frankfurt West Germany 6 – 1 Scotland Rangers Waldstadion, Frankfurt-am-Main
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Gösta Lindberg (Sweden)
Stinka Goal 29'
Pfaff Goal 51' Goal 55'
Lindner Goal 73' Goal 84'
Stein Goal 86'
Caldow Goal 31' (pen.)

Second leg

Barcelona Spain 1 – 3 Spain Real Madrid Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Kocsis Goal 89' Puskás Goal 25' Goal 75'
Gento Goal 68'

Rangers Scotland 3 – 6 West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Ibrox Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Bertil Lööw (Sweden)
McMillan Goal 10' Goal 54'
Wilson Goal 74'
Lindner Goal 6'
Pfaff Goal 20' Goal 88'
Kreß Goal 28'
Meier Goal 58' Goal 71'


Real Madrid Spain 7 – 3 West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 135,000
Referee: John Mowatt (Scotland)
di Stéfano Goal 27' Goal 30' Goal 73'
Puskás Goal 46' Goal 56' Goal 60' Goal 71'
Kreß Goal 18'
Stein Goal 72' Goal 75'
European Cup
1959–60 Winners
Real Madrid C.F.
Fifth Title

External links


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address