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The 1957–58 European Cup was the third season of the European Cup, Europe's premier club football tournament. The competition was won by Real Madrid, who beat Milan 3–2 in the final, following a 2–2 draw after 90 minutes. This was Real Madrid's third European Cup title in a row. However, the 1957–58 season was marred by the air disaster in Munich, when eight Manchester United players lost their lives on their way home from Belgrade, after a 3–3 draw in the quarter-final second leg with Red Star Belgrade. The English champions were ultimately defeated in the semi-finals by the eventual runners-up, AC Milan of Italy.

1957–58 European Cup
Stade Roi Baudouin.JPG
The Heysel Stadium in Brussels hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates4 September 1957 – 28 May 1958
Teams24
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (3rd title)
Runners-upItaly Milan
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Goals scored189 (3.94 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano (10 goals)

It was the first time that teams from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and East Germany participated, while Turkey could not send any club, since the Turkish FA failed to register Beşiktaş for the draw in time.[1] Sevilla was invited despite having been runners-up in Spain the year before, as Spanish champions Real Madrid had already qualified as holders; the two Spanish sides met in the quarter-finals, the first time two sides from the same country played against each other in the competition.

Contents

Preliminary roundEdit

The draw for the preliminary round took place at the headquarters of the French Football Federation in Paris on Tuesday, 23 July 1957.[2] As title holders, Real Madrid received a bye, and the remaining 23 teams were grouped geographically into three pots. The first four teams drawn in each pot, and four more teams in pot 1, would play the preliminary round in September, while the remaining clubs received byes.

Pot 1
Western Europe
Pot 2
Central Europe
Pot 3
Eastern Europe
Drawn Match 1

  Shamrock Rovers

  Red Star Belgrade

  Gwardia Warszawa

  Manchester United

  Stade Dudelange

  Wismut Karl Marx Stadt

Match 2

  Sevilla

  Milan

  CDNA Sofia

  Benfica

  Rapid Wien

  Vasas

Match 3

  Aarhus

  Glenavon

Match 4

  Rangers

  Saint-Étienne

Byes

  Norrköping

  Young Boys

  CCA București

  Royal Antwerp

  Borussia Dortmund

  Dukla Prague

  Ajax

The calendar was decided by the involved teams, with all matches to be played by 30 September.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CDNA Sofia   3–7   Vasas 2–1 1–6
Rangers   4–3   Saint-Étienne 3–1 1–2
Stade Dudelange   1–14   Red Star Belgrade 0–5 1–9
AGF   3–0   Glenavon 0–0 3–0
Gwardia Warszawa   4–41   Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 3–1 1–3
Sevilla   3–1   Benfica 3–1 0–0
Shamrock Rovers   2–92   Manchester United 0–6 2–3
Milan   6–63   Rapid Wien 4–1 2–5

1 Wismut Karl Marx Stadt qualified due to a coin toss, after their play-off against Gwardia Warszawa was abandoned after 100 minutes due to floodlight power failure with the result of 1–1.

2 To allow an evening kick-off at Dalymount Park in Dublin, which had no floodlights, the teams agreed to change over at half-time without a break. Consequently, the Irish part-timers ran out of steam and Manchester United's 1–0 half-time lead increased to 6–0. The second leg, played under lights at Old Trafford with the normal half-time break, produced a closer scoreline.

3 Milan beat Rapid Wien 4–2 in a play-off to qualify.

First legEdit

CDNA Sofia  2–1  Vasas
Milanov   2'38' Report Bundzsák   53'

Rangers  3–1  Saint-Étienne
Kichenbrand   19'
Scott   47'
Simpson   82'
Report Mekloufi   14'
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Leo Helge (Denmark)

Stade Dudelange  0–5  Red Star Belgrade
Report Kostić   11'16'
Rudinski   47'55'
Mitić   87'

AGF  0–0  Glenavon
Report
Attendance: 14,000


Sevilla  3–1  Benfica
Pahuet   46'
Antoniet   59'
Pepillo   79'
Report Palmeiro   48'

Shamrock Rovers  0–6  Manchester United
Report T. Taylor   36'63'
Whelan   51'57'
Berry   71'
Pegg   72'
Attendance: 45,000

Milan  4–1  Rapid Wien
Grillo   4'
Bean   8'
Höltl   74' (o.g.)
Mariani   82'
Report Dienst   58'
Attendance: 15,000

Second legEdit

Saint-Étienne  2–1  Rangers
Ferrier   18'
Oleksiak   72'
Report Wilson   61'

Rangers won 4–3 on aggregate.


Glenavon  0–3  AGF
Report Kjær Andersen   13'45'
Jensen   40'

Aarhus won 3–0 on aggregate.


Benfica  0–0  Sevilla
Report
Attendance: 50,000

Sevilla won 3–1 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade  9–1  Stade Dudelange
Cokić   5'38'66'69'
Mitić   10'
Kostić   17'29'30'33'
Report Rongoni   31'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)

Red Star Belgrade won 14–1 on aggregate.


Manchester United  3–2  Shamrock Rovers
Viollet   5'60'
Pegg   20'
Report McCann   55'
Hamilton   66'
Attendance: 33,754

Manchester United won 9–2 on aggregate.


Vasas  6–1  CDNA Sofia
Csordás   35'38'51'
Berendi   48'
Bundzsák   68'
Szilágyi   89'
Report Panayotov   25'
Attendance: 30,000

Vasas won 7–3 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien  5–2  Milan
A. Körner   1'
Dienst   31'
Bertalan   57'
Riegler   62'
Hanappi   78'
Report Grillo   19'
Bean   77'
Attendance: 25,000

Milan 6–6 Rapid Wien on aggregate.


Wismut Karl Marx Stadt  3–1  Gwardia Warszawa
M. Kaiser   10'
S. Kaiser   74'80'
Report Baszkiewicz   60'

Gwardia Warszawa 4–4 Wismut Karl Marx Stadt on aggregate.

Play-offEdit

Milan  4–2  Rapid Wien
Bean   6'82'
Bergamaschi   41'
Schiaffino   54'
Report Happel   38' (pen.)
Bertalan   72'
Attendance: 26,000

Milan won play-off 4–2.


Wismut Karl Marx Stadt qualified due to a coin toss, after their play-off against Gwardia Warszawa was abandoned with the result of 1–1 after 100 minutes due to floodlight power failure.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Royal Antwerp   1–8   Real Madrid 1–2 0–6
Norrköping   3–4   Red Star Belgrade 2–2 1–2
Wismut Karl Marx Stadt   1–4   Ajax 1–3 0–1
Young Boys   2–3   Vasas 1–1 1–2
Manchester United   3–1   Dukla Prague 3–0 0–1
Sevilla   4–2   AGF 4–0 0–2
Borussia Dortmund   5–51   CCA București 4–2 1–3
Rangers   1–6   Milan 1–4 0–2

1 Borussia Dortmund beat CCA Bucureşti 3–1 in a play-off to qualify for the quarter-finals.

First legEdit

Royal Antwerp  1–2  Real Madrid
De Backer   58' Report Di Stéfano   15'61'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Dean Harzic (France)

Norrköping  2–2  Red Star Belgrade
Håkansson   75'
Källgren   85'
Report Toplak   88'
Kostić   90'
Attendance: 10,893
Referee: Józef Kowal (Poland)

Wismut Karl Marx Stadt  1–3  Ajax
Müller   87' Report van der Kuil   5'62'
Bleijenberg   17'
Attendance: 30,000

Young Boys  1–1  Vasas
Wechselberger   7' Report Csordás   90'
Attendance: 20,000

Manchester United  3–0  Dukla Prague
Webster   63'
T. Taylor   65'
Pegg   79'
Report

Sevilla  4–0  AGF
Antoniet   6'30'
Loren   24'52'
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Borussia Dortmund  4–2  CCA București
Peters   35'62'64'
Niepieklo   66'
Report Zavoda I   43'
Bone   50'
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Jack Mowat (Scotland)

Rangers  1–4  Milan
Murray   31' Report Grillo   75'83'
Baruffi   81'
Bean   86'
Attendance: 85,000

Second legEdit

Red Star Belgrade  2–1  Norrköping
Spajić   75'88' Report Backman   16'
Attendance: 20,000

Red Star Belgrade won 4–3 on aggregate.


Ajax  1–0  Wismut Karl Marx Stadt
Ouderland   79' Report
Attendance: 23,000

Ajax won 4–1 on aggregate.


Real Madrid  6–0  Royal Antwerp
Rial   2'4'41'
Marsal   52'
Kopa   79'
Gento   89'
Report

Real Madrid won 8–1 on aggregate.


Vasas  2–1  Young Boys
Csordás   8'12' Report Schneiter   89'
Attendance: 20,000

Vasas won 3–2 on aggregate.


Dukla Prague  1–0  Manchester United
Dvořák   17' Report
Attendance: 30,000

Manchester United won 3–1 on aggregate.


AGF  2–0  Sevilla
Jensen   41'86' Report
Attendance: 18,000

Sevilla won 4–2 on aggregate.


Borussia Dortmund 5–5 CCA Bucureşti on aggregate.


  Milan2–0Rangers  
Baruffi   37'
Galli   48'
Report

Milan won 6–1 on aggregate.

Play-offEdit

Borussia Dortmund  3–1  CCA București
Dulz   15'
Kelbassa   62'
Preißler   79'
Report Cacoveanu   35'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)

Borussia Dormund won the play-off 3–1.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Manchester United   5–4   Red Star Belgrade 2–1 3–3
Real Madrid   10–2   Sevilla 8–0 2–2
Ajax   2–6   Vasas 2–2 0–4
Borussia Dortmund   2–5   Milan 1–1 1–4

First legEdit

Manchester United  2–1  Red Star Belgrade
Charlton   65'
Colman   81'
Report Tasić   35'
Attendance: 60,000

Real Madrid  8–0  Sevilla
Di Stéfano   10'54' (pen.)85'88'
Kopa   37'73'
Marsal   48'
Gento   81'
Report

Ajax  2–2  Vasas
Ouderland   31'42' Report Bundzsák   73'82'

Borussia Dortmund  1–1  Milan
Bergamaschi   90' (o.g.) Report Galli   45'
Attendance: 28,000

Second legEdit

Red Star Belgrade  3–3  Manchester United
Kostić   46'58'
Tasić   50' (pen.)
Report Viollet   2'
Charlton   30'31'
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Karl Kainer (Austria)

Manchester United won 5–4 on aggregate.


Sevilla  2–2  Real Madrid
Payá   22'
Pahuet   29'
Report Pereda   48'62'
Attendance: 25,000

Real Madrid won 10–2 on aggregate.


Vasas  4–0  Ajax
Bundzsák   7'
Szilágyi   9'39'
Csordás   29'
Report

Vasas won 6–2 on aggregate.


Milan  4–1  Borussia Dortmund
Cucchiaroni   11'
Liedholm   21'
Galli   63'
Grillo   86'
Report Preißler   37'
Attendance: 25,000

Milan won 5–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid   4–2   Vasas 4–0 0–2
Manchester United   2–5   Milan 2–1 0–4

First legEdit

Real Madrid  4–0  Vasas
Di Stéfano   9'42'50' (pen.)
Marsal   46'
Report

Manchester United  2–1  Milan
Viollet   39'
E. Taylor   80' (pen.)
Report Schiaffino   24'
Attendance: 44,480
Referee: Leo Helge (Denmark)

Second legEdit

Vasas  2–0  Real Madrid
Bundzsák   25'
Csordás   53' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 100,000

Real Madrid won 4–2 on aggregate.


Milan  4–0  Manchester United
Schiaffino   2'76'
Liedholm   51' (pen.)
Danova   67'
Report
Attendance: 60,000

Milan won 5–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Real Madrid  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Milan
Di Stéfano   74'
Rial   79'
Gento   107'
Report Schiaffino   59'
Grillo   77'
Attendance: 70,000

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Turkey - List of Champions". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ Corriere dello Sport, 24 July 1957.

External linksEdit