NEWS STORY. 28/05/2022
Some 64 years ago today, Real Madrid got their hands on a third European Cup at the Heysel Stadium (Brussels). Milan were the opposition in what would become the first final ever decided in extra-time. It was an exhilarating game with the Italians going ahead one two occasions, before goals for Di Stéfano and Rial took the game beyond 90 minutes.
In extra-time, Gento came to the fore and found the net in a European Cup final for the second successive year, to make it 3-2 with 107 minutes on the clock. Juanito Alonso was also vital to the victory, making a series of huge saves in the closing stages.
Route to the final
In the previous rounds, Carniglia's team produced a range of impressive displays at home, not conceding a single goal as they thrashed Royal Antwerp (6-0), Sevilla (8-0) and Hungarian side Vasas (4-0). The latter team witnessed a Di Stéfano hat-trick, with the player jumping into the air to celebrate in what has become a memorable image for all madridismo.
Video.The third European Cup
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).
Stadium: Heysel (Brussels).