NEWS STORY. 26/06/2022
On 26 of June 1955, Real Madrid got their hands on their first ever Latin Cup, beating Stade de Reims 2-0 in the final. This edition was held at Paris' Parc des Princes and Héctor Rial was the standout man in the final, netting a brace. One year later, our team would go on to beat the French side again at the same venue, this time in the first European Cup final.
On their way to lifting the Latin Cup in 1955, the madridistas played Os Belenenses in the semi-final clash in Paris, with Zárraga and Pérez-Payá getting the goals in a 2-0 victory. In the other game at the same stage, Stade de Reims beat Milan 3-2. Real Madrid had written their name into Copa Latina history for the first time, but would go on to win the trophy again in 1957.
Video.Real Madrid clinched maiden Latin Cup crown 67 years ago today
2- Real Madrid: Alonso, Atienza II, Oliva, Navarro, Muñoz, Zárraga, Molowny, Pérez-Payá, Di Stéfano, Rial and Gento.
0- Stade de Reims: Sinibaldi, Zimny, Jonquet, Giraudo, Penverne, Siatka, Hidalgo, Glovacki, Kopa, Bliard and Templin.
1-0 (min. 6): Rial.
2-0 (min. 68): Rial.