1956 European Cup Final

1956 European Cup Final
Event 1955–56 European Cup
Date 13 June 1956
Venue Parc des Princes, Paris
Referee Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Attendance 38,239

The 1956 European Cup Final was the first ever final in the pan-European football competition, the European Cup, now known as the UEFA Champions League. It was contested by Real Madrid of Spain and Stade de Reims-Champagne from France. It was played at the Parc des Princes in Paris on 13 June 1956 in front of 38,000 people. Real Madrid reached the final by beating the now seven times champions Milan 5–4 on aggregate, whereas Reims beat Scottish club Hibernian 3–0 on aggregate. The match finished 4–3 to Real Madrid, who went on to record an unrivalled five consecutive European Cup titles. The match started brightly for Reims, with Michel Leblond and Jean Templin scoring to make it 20 inside ten minutes, but by half time Madrid had levelled the scores, through goals from Alfredo Di Stéfano and Héctor Rial. Reims took the lead again on 62 minutes through Michel Hidalgo, but Marquitos and Rial scored in the 67th and 79th minutes respectively to win the cup for Madrid.

Match details

13 June 1956
20:30 CET
Real Madrid Spain 4–3 France Stade de Reims
Di Stéfano  14'
Rial  30', 79'
Marquitos  67'
Report Leblond  6'
Templin  10'
Hidalgo  62'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 38,239
Referee: Arthur Edward Ellis (England)
Real Madrid
Stade de Reims
GK 1 Spain Juan Alonso
DF 2 Spain Ángel Atienza
DF 5 Spain Marquitos
DF 3 Spain Rafael Lesmes
MF 4 Spain Miguel Muñoz (c)
MF 6 Spain José María Zárraga
FW 7 Spain Joseíto
FW 8 Spain Ramón Marsal Ribó
FW 9 Spain Argentina Alfredo Di Stéfano
FW 10Spain Argentina Héctor Rial
FW 11Spain Francisco Gento
Spain José Villalonga Llorente
GK 1 France René Jacquet
DF 2 France Simon Zimny
DF 5 France Robert Jonquet (c)
DF 3 France Raoul Giraudo
MF 4 France Michel Leblond
MF 6 France Robert Siatka
FW 7 France Michel Hidalgo
FW 8 France Léon Glowacki
FW 9 France Raymond Kopa
FW 10France René Bliard
FW 11France Jean Templin
France Albert Batteux

Assistant referees:
England J. Parkinson (England)
England Tommy Cooper (England)

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