6ª Copa de Europa

The sixth European Cup title was won on this date

NEWS | 11/05/2014 | Antonio M. Leal

On the 11th of May 1966, Real Madrid beat Partizan 2-1 thanks to goals from Amancio and Serena.
On their march to a Sixth European Cup, Real Madrid's performances in the Bernabéu stood out, with the team winning all their home matches. Feyenoord, Kilmarnock and Anderlecht were the opponents during the early rounds of the competition, while in the semi-final stage they had to send out Inter Milan, the winner of the previous two editions of the tournament. The generational shift from Yeyé's Real Madrid became a reality, with the team aiming to lift the continental title again six years after winning it last.

Partizan was the last obstacle to overcome in order to achieve that goal, and they made things difficult by taking the lead during the beginning of the second half. The Whites gave a lesson in not giving up and in six magical minutes turned the score on its head with two of Real Madrid's best ever goals in a final of a European Cup. The first was a work of genius by Amancio, who dribbled past his marker before slipping the ball between the goalkeeper's legs. The second came from a long-distance strike by Serena.

2-Real Madrid: Araquistáin, Pachín, De Felipe, Zoco, Sanchis, Pirri, Velázquez, Serena, Amancio, Grosso and Gento.
1-Partizan: Soskic, Jusufi, Vasovic, Rasovic, Mihailivoc, Kovacevic, Becejac, Bajic, Hasanagic, Galic and Pirmajer.

0-1 (min. 55): Vasovic.
1-1 (min. 70): Amancio.
2-1 (min. 76): Serena.

Referee: Rudolf Kreitlein (Germany).
Stadium: Heysel (Brussels).