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We won our fourth European Cup 64 years ago

NEWS STORY. 03/06/2023

Real Madrid defeated Stade de Reims 2-0 in the final played in Stuttgart on 3 June 1959.

Real Madrid won their fourth consecutive European Cup with a 2-0 victory over Stade de Reims on 3 June 1959. Both teams relived the final of the first edition of the competition, but this time with the Neckarstadion in Stuttgart as the scenario and with our team registering a more comfortable result. Real Madrid took the lead after just two minutes with a goal by Mateos and, after the break, Di Stéfano made it 2-0.

On the way to the final, Real Madrid beat Besiktas, Wiener SK and Atlético Madrid. The semi-final meeting with Los Rojiblancos was the first European derby and a play-off match was needed to decide the finalist. The match was played in Zaragoza and the Madridistas won 2-1, with goals from Di Stéfano and Puskas. Years later, Real Madrid would win the European Cup again on 3 June. It was in 2017, when they won the Duodécima against Juventus.

Video.The fourth European Cup

2-Real Madrid: Domínguez, Marquitos, Santamaría, Zárraga, Ruiz, Santisteban, Kopa, Mateos, Di Stéfano, Rial and Gento.
0-Stade de Reims: Colonna, Rodzik, Jonquet, Giraudo, Penverne, Leblond, Lamartine, Bliard, Fontaine, Piantoni and Vincent.

1-0 (min. 2): Mateos.
2-0 (min. 47): Di Stéfano.

Referee: Albert Dusch (Germany).
Stadium: Neckarstadion (Stuttgart).