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The 1957 European Cup Final was a football match which took place at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, on 30 May 1957. It was contested between Real Madrid of Spain and Fiorentina of Italy. Real Madrid won 2–0 after goals from Alfredo Di Stéfano and Francisco Gento in the second half.[1] It was the first of four finals (also counting the Champions League era, followed by the 1965, 1984 and 2012 finals) where one of the teams played in its home stadium, and also the first final when the winning team played at their home stadium.

1957 European Cup Final
Event1956–57 European Cup
Date30 May 1957
VenueSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid
RefereeLeo Horn (Netherlands)

Controversy surrounded Real Madrid's first goal after Dutch referee Leo Horn ignored his linesman signalling that Enrique Mateos was offside before awarding a penalty for a foul on Mateos that appeared to have been committed outside the penalty area.[2]


Route to the finalEdit

  Real Madrid Round   Fiorentina
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Rapid Wien 5–5
(Replay: 2–0)
4–2 (H) 1–3 (A) First round   Norrköping 2–1 1–1 (H) 1–0 (A)
  Nice 6–2 3–0 (H) 3–2 (A) Quarter-finals   Grasshopper 5–3 3–1 (H) 2–2 (A)
  Manchester United 5–3 3–1 (H) 2–2 (A) Semi-finals   Red Star Belgrade 1–0 1–0 (A) 0–0 (H)



Real Madrid  2–0  Fiorentina
Di Stéfano   69' (pen.)
Gento   75'
Real Madrid
GK 1   Juan Alonso
DF 2   Manuel Torres
DF 3   Rafael Lesmes
DF 4   Miguel Muñoz (c)
DF 5   Marquitos
MF 6   José María Zárraga
MF 7   Raymond Kopa
MF 8   Enrique Mateos
MF 9     Alfredo Di Stéfano
FW 10   Héctor Rial
FW 11   Francisco Gento
  José Villalonga Llorente
GK 1   Giuliano Sarti
DF 2   Ardico Magnini
DF 3   Alberto Orzan
DF 4   Sergio Cervato (c)
DF 5   Aldo Scaramucci
MF 6   Armando Segato
MF 7   Julinho
MF 8   Guido Gratton
MF 9   Giuseppe Virgili
FW 10   Miguel Montuori
FW 11   Claudio Bizzarri
  Fulvio Bernardini

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ European Cup 1956/57 from UEFA
  2. ^ Simpson, Paul; Hesse-Lichtenberger, Uli (October 2005). Sleight, Hugh (ed.). "50 Things You Never Knew About... The European Cup". FourFourTwo. Teddington: Haymarket Consumer (134): 101. ISSN 1355-0276.
  3. ^ Originally scheduled for 20:00, Fiorentina requested that kick-off was brought forward as they were not accustomed to playing under artificial lights.

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