1957 European Cup Final
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. 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.
|Event||1956–57 European Cup|
|Date||30 May 1957|
|Venue||Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid|
|Referee||Leo 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.
Route to the finalEdit
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|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)|
|Di Stéfano 69' (pen.)
- European Cup 1956/57 from UEFA
- 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.
- Originally scheduled for 20:00, Fiorentina requested that kick-off was brought forward as they were not accustomed to playing under artificial lights.