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The 37th anniversary of Real Madrid's first UEFA Cup

NEWS STORY. 22/05/2022

The team got the better of Hungarian side Videoton in the two-legged final.

Today marks 37 years since Real Madrid lifted their first ever UEFA Cup. On 22 May 1985, our team got their hands on the trophy at the Santiago Bernabéu when they beat Hungarian side Videoton. In the first leg, the madridistas set themselves well on the way to the title with a 3-0 win thanks to goals for Míchel, Santillana and Valdano. The result was enough to see them lift the cup despite a 1-0 loss in the second leg.

On their way to the final, Madrid knocked out Wacker Innsbruck, Rijeka, Anderlecht, Tottenham and Inter Milan. It was a historic campaign which included three unforgettable Santiago Bernabéu comebacks. The first was a 3-0 win over Rijeka following a 3-1 loss in the opening leg. The second was even more impressive, having fallen to a 3-0 loss to Anderlecht, our boys produced a remarkable 6-1 win in the return fixture. The last, in the semi-finals, saw the team eliminate Inter (3-0) despite having lost 2-0 in Milan. On an individual level, Santillana was the team's leading scorer, with 5.

FIRST LEG (8/5/1985)
0-Videoton: P. Distzl, Borsanyi, L. Distzl, Csuhay, Horvath, Palkovics, Vegh, Wittmann, Vadasz, Novath (Gyenti, 62’) and Burcsa.
3-Real Madrid: Miguel Ángel, Chendo, Camacho, Sanchís, San José, Míchel, Gallego, Stielike, Valdano, Butragueño (Juanito, 80’) and Santillana (Salguero, 86’).

Goals:
0-1 (min. 32): Míchel.
0-2 (min. 77): Santillana.
0-3 (min. 89): Valdano.


SECOND LEG (22/5/1985)
0-Real Madrid: Miguel Ángel, Chendo, Camacho, Sanchís, San José, Míchel, Gallego, Stielike, Valdano (Juanito, 58’), Butragueño and Santillana (Salguero, 86’).
1-Videoton: P. Distzl, Vegh, Csuhay, L. Distzl, Horvath, Burcsa, Csongradi (Wittmann, 58’), Vadasz, Majer, Szabo and Novath (Palkovics, 52’).

Goals:
0-1 (min. 87): Majer.

Video.The 37th anniversary of Real Madrid's first UEFA Cup

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