66 years since the third European Cup

Real Madrid beat Milan 3-2 on 28 May 1958 in the first final to be decided in extra time.

66 years since the third European Cup

Real Madrid won their third European Cup 66 years ago at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels. Milan were the opponents in what was the first final of the competition, which was decided in extra time. A thrilling encounter saw the Italians take the lead twice, but goals from Di Stéfano and Rial took the game into extra time.

Gento was the key player in extra time, scoring in a European Cup final for the second year in a row as he made it 3-2 in the 107th minute. Juanito Alonso also played an important role, thanks to his key saves in the final minutes.

The road to the final
In the previous rounds, Carniglia's side performed excellently at home, where they did not concede a single goal and beat Royal Antwerp (6-0), Sevilla (8-0) and Hungarian side Vasas (4-0). It was against the latter team that Di Stéfano jumped up to celebrate one of his three goals and the photograph of that moment went down in the history of madridismo.

3- Real Madrid: Alonso, Atienza Il, Santamaría, Lesmes II, Santisteban, Zárraga, Kopa, Joseíto, Di Stéfano, Rial and Gento.
2- Milan: Soldan, Fontana, Maldini, Beraldo, Bergamaschi, Radice, Danova, Liedholm, Schiaffino, Grillo and Cucchiaroni.

0-1 (min. 59): Schiaffino.
1-1 (min. 74): Di Stéfano.
1-2 (min. 77): Grillo.
2-2 (min. 79): Rial.
3-2 (min. 107): Gento.

Referee: Albert Alsteen (Belgium).