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The 1960–61 European Cup was the sixth season of the European Cup, UEFA's premier club football tournament. The competition was won by Benfica, who won 3–2 in the final against Barcelona, who had knocked out Spanish rivals Real Madrid, winners of the first five tournaments, in the first round. Benfica was the first Portuguese team to reach the final and to win the tournament. For the first time a Norwegian club participated.

1960–61 European Cup
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Wankdorf Stadium in Bern hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates29 September 1960 – 31 May 1961
Teams28
Final positions
ChampionsPortugal Benfica (1st title)
Runners-upSpain Barcelona
Tournament statistics
Matches played51
Goals scored164 (3.22 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal José Águas (11 goals)

Contents

Preliminary roundEdit

The draw for the preliminary round took place at UEFA headquarters in Paris, France, on Thursday, 7 July 1960.[1] As title holders, Real Madrid received a bye, and the remaining 27 teams were grouped geographically into three pots. The first team drawn in each pot also received a bye, while the remaining clubs would play the preliminary round in September.

Pot 1
Northern Europe
Pot 2
Western Europe
Pot 3
Eastern Europe
Drawn Northern Ireland
East Germany
Poland
Norway
Finland
Sweden
Denmark
Netherlands
France
Republic of Ireland
Belgium
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Scotland
Spain
Portugal
Austria
Romania
Bulgaria
Turkey
Czechoslovakia
Hungary
Yugoslavia
Italy
Byes   Hamburg   Burnley   Panathinaikos

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
Hearts   1–5   Benfica 1–2 0–3
Red Star Belgrade   1–5   Újpesti Dózsa 1–2 0–3
Fredrikstad   4–3   Ajax 4–3 0–0
AGF   3–1   Legia Warsaw 3–0 0–1
Juventus   3–4   CDNA Sofia 2–0 1–4
IFK Helsingfors   2–5   IFK Malmö 1–3 1–2
Rapid Wien   4–1   Beşiktaş 4–0 0–1
Limerick   2–9   Young Boys 0–5 2–4
CCA Bucureşti   x–wo   Spartak Hradec Králové
Glenavon   x–wo[fn 1]   Wismut Karl Marx Stadt
Stade Reims   11–1   Jeunesse Esch 6–1 5–0
Barcelona   5–0   Lierse 2–0 3–0
  1. ^ Each team was refused visas to the other's country. UEFA authorised neutral venues but Glenavon withdrew due to the higher cost and lower revenue.[2]

First legEdit

Hearts  1–2  Benfica
Young   80' Report Águas   36'
José Augusto   74'
Attendance: 29,500

Red Star Belgrade  1–2  Újpesti Dózsa
Kostić   17' Report Göröcs   35'
Kuharszki   68'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Józef Kowal (Poland)

Limerick  0–5  Young Boys
Report Wechselberger   54'88'
Willy Schneider   70'
Dürr   76'
Meier   82'

Fredrikstad  4–3  Ajax
Olsen   35'61'
Kristoffersen   49'
Pedersen   59'
Report H. Groot   25'
Swart   37'
Muller   75'

Rapid Wien  4–0  Beşiktaş
Münir   9' (o.g.)
Dienst   20'
Glechner   86'
Bertalan   90'
Report
Attendance: 30,000

AGF  3–0  Legia Warsaw
Amdisen   32'
Kjær-Andersen   54'
J. Jensen   75'
Report
Attendance: 10,268

Juventus  2–0  CDNA Sofia
Lojodice   5'
Sívori   24'
Report
Attendance: 55,000

IFK Helsingfors  1–3  IFK Malmö
Nevalainen   64' Report Olofsson   12'
Ljung   41'
Borg   60'

Stade Reims  6–1  Jeunesse Esch
Vincent   4'59'
Rustichelli   16'
Dubaele   38'64'
Piantoni   85'
Report Meurisse   87'

Barcelona  2–0  Lierse
Czibor   17'
Luis Suárez   70'
Report
Attendance: 42,068

Second legEdit

Benfica  3–0  Hearts
Águas   7'60'
José Augusto   49'
Report
Attendance: 30,122

Benfica won 5–1 on aggregate.


Újpesti Dózsa  3–0  Red Star Belgrade
Borsányi   70'
Pataki   71'
Göröcs   87'
Report
Attendance: 15,000

Újpesti Dózsa won 5–1 on aggregate.


Young Boys  4–2  Limerick
Allemann   40'
Willy Schneider   68'72'
Dürr   81'
Report Wallace   36'
O'Reilly   75'
Attendance: 21,000

Young Boys won 9–2 on aggregate.


Ajax  0–0  Fredrikstad
Report
Attendance: 35,000

Fredrikstad won 4–3 on aggregate.


Legia Warsaw  1–0  AGF
H. Nowak   29' Report

AGF won 3–1 on aggregate.


CDNA Sofia  4–1  Juventus
Rakarov   19'
Kovachev   56'
Panayotov   68'
Tsanev   75'
Report Nicolè   88'

CDNA Sofia won 4–3 on aggregate.


IFK Malmö  2–1  IFK Helsingfors
Lundqvist   22'
Ljung   24'
Report Kivelä   29'

IFK Malmö won 5–2 on aggregate.


Beşiktaş  1–0  Rapid Wien
Ahmet   11' Report

Rapid Wien won 4–1 on aggregate.


Jeunesse Esch  0–5  Stade Reims
Report Vincent   50'
Moreau   54'
Heinen   60' (o.g.)
Rustichelli   63'69'

Stade Reims won 11–1 on aggregate.


Lierse  0–3  Barcelona
Report Villaverde   7'
Evaristo   26'77'

Barcelona won 5–0 on aggregate.

BracketEdit

  First round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
   Benfica 6 1 7  
   Újpesti Dózsa 2 2 4  
     Benfica 3 4 7  
     AGF 1 1 2  
   AGF 3 1 4
   Fredrikstad 0 0 0  
     Benfica 3 1 4  
     Rapid Wien 0 1 1  
   Rapid Wien 3 0 3  
   Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 1 2 3  
     Rapid Wien 2 2 4
     IFK Malmö 0 0 0  
   IFK Malmö 1 1 2
   CDNA Sofia 0 1 1  
     Benfica 3
     Barcelona 2
   Real Madrid 2 1 3  
   Barcelona 2 2 4  
     Barcelona 4 1 5
     Spartak Hradec Králové 0 1 1  
   Spartak Hradec Králové 1 0 1
   Panathinaikos 0 0 0  
     Barcelona 1 1 2
     Hamburg 0 2 2  
   Burnley 2 2 4  
   Stade Reims 0 3 3  
     Burnley 3 1 4
     Hamburg 1 4 5  
   Young Boys 0 3 3
   Hamburg 5 3 8  

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Benfica   7–4   Újpesti Dózsa 6–2 1–2
AGF   4–0   Fredrikstad 3–0 1–0
Rapid Wien   3–31   Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 3–1 0–2
IFK Malmö   2–1   CDNA Sofia 1–0 1–1
Real Madrid   3–4   Barcelona 2–2 1–2
Spartak Hradec Králové   1–0   Panathinaikos 1–0 0–0
Burnley   4–3   Stade Reims 2–0 2–3
Young Boys   3–8   Hamburg 0–5 3–3

1 Rapid Wien beat Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 1–0 in a play-off to qualify for the second round.

First legEdit

Benfica  6–2  Újpesti Dózsa
Coluna   1'
Águas   5'11'
Santana   16'28'
José Augusto   88'
Report Göröcs   70'
Pataki   77'
Attendance: 55,000

AGF  3–0  Fredrikstad
Amdisen   74'
Overby   83'
Rou Jensen   85'
Report
Attendance: 10,000

Rapid Wien  3–1  Wismut Karl Marx Stadt
Dienst   5'
Milanović   52'
Hanappi   61'
Report Wagner   17'
Attendance: 25,000

IFK Malmö  1–0  CDNA Sofia
Karlsson   80' Report
Attendance: 7,707

Real Madrid  2–2  Barcelona
Mateos   1'
Gento   33'
Report Luis Suárez   27'88' (pen.)


Burnley  2–0  Stade Reims
McIlroy   25'
Robson   40'
Report
Attendance: 37,404

Young Boys  0–5  Hamburg
Report Stürmer   24'51'
Seeler   35'39'
Neisner   74'
Attendance: 45,000

Second legEdit

Újpesti Dózsa  2–1  Benfica
Halapi   55'
Szusza   61'
Report Santana   5'
Attendance: 20,000

Benfica won 7–4 on aggregate.


Fredrikstad  0–1  AGF
Report Overby   49'
Attendance: 10,334

AGF won 4–0 on aggregate.


Wismut Karl Marx Stadt  2–0  Rapid Wien
Bamberger   49'
Zink   61'
Report
Attendance: 25,000

Wismut Karl Marx Stadt 3–3 Rapid Wien on aggregate.

Rapid Wien won 1–0 in a play-off.


CDNA Sofia  1–1  IFK Malmö
Tsanev   21' Report Olofsson   52'

IFK Malmö won 2–1 on aggregate.


Barcelona  2–1  Real Madrid
Vergés   33'
Evaristo   81'
Report Canário   87'
Attendance: 120,000

Barcelona won 4–3 on aggregate.


Spartak Hradec Králové won 1–0 on aggregate.


Stade Reims  3–2  Burnley
Piantoni   50'
Rodzik   56'75'
Report Robson   33'
Connelly   57'
Attendance: 36,831

Burnley won 4–3 on aggregate.


Hamburg  3–3  Young Boys
Stürmer   12'
Dörfel   68'
Walker   86' (o.g.)
Report Bigler   21' (pen.)
Meier   25'
Schneiter   48'

Hamburg won 8–3 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Benfica   7–2   AGF 3–1 4–1
Rapid Wien   4–0   IFK Malmö 2–0 2–0
Barcelona   5–1   Spartak Hradec Králové 4–0 1–1
Burnley   4–5   Hamburg 3–1 1–4

First legEdit

Benfica  3–1  AGF
Águas   20'60'
José Augusto   50' (pen.)
Report Amdisen   52'
Attendance: 65,000

Rapid Wien  2–0  IFK Malmö
Dienst   44'
Bertalan   87'
Report
Attendance: 12,000

Barcelona  4–0  Spartak Hradec Králové
Tejada   11'64'
Evaristo   39'
Kubala   90' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 70,000

Burnley  3–1  Hamburg
Pilkington   8'60'
Robson   74'
Report Dörfel   76'
Attendance: 46,237

Second legEdit

AGF  1–4  Benfica
Germano   77' (o.g.) Report José Augusto   2'42'
Águas   32'
Santana   81'
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Marcel Bois (France)

Benfica won 7–2 on aggregate.


IFK Malmö  0–2  Rapid Wien
Report Bertalan   39'
Flögel   83'
Attendance: 18,842

Rapid Wien won 4–0 on aggregate.


Spartak Hradec Králové  1–1  Barcelona
Zikán   33' Report Luis Suárez   24'
Attendance: 45,000

Barcelona won 5–1 on aggregate.


Hamburg  4–1  Burnley
Stürmer   8'
Seeler   41'75'
Dörfel   56'
Report Harris   55'
Attendance: 47,000

Hamburg won 5–4 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Benfica   4–1   Rapid Wien 3–0 1–1
Barcelona   2–21   Hamburg 1–0 1–2

1 Barcelona beat Hamburg 1–0 in a play-off to qualify for the final.

First legEdit

Benfica  3–0  Rapid Wien
Coluna   15'
Águas   25'
Cavém   63'
Report
Attendance: 65,000

Barcelona  1–0  Hamburg
Evaristo   46' Report
Attendance: 48,000

Second legEdit

Rapid Wien  1–1  Benfica
Skocik   70' Report Águas   66'
Attendance: 63,000

Game abandoned with two minutes to play due to crowd riots and pitch invasion.

Benfica won 4–1 on aggregate.


Hamburg  2–1  Barcelona
Wulf   59'
Seeler   68'
Report Kocsis   90'
Attendance: 71,000

Hamburg 2–2 Barcelona on aggregate.

Barcelona  1–0  Hamburg
Evaristo   43' Report
Attendance: 44,000

Barcelona won 1–0 in play-off.

FinalEdit

Benfica  3–2  Barcelona
Águas   31'
Ramallets   32' (o.g.)
Coluna   55'
Report Kocsis   21'
Czibor   75'
Attendance: 26,732

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Corriere dello Sport, 8 July 1960.
  2. ^ Laporte, Norman (2005). The Other Germany: Perceptions and Influences in British-East German Relations, 1945–1990 (1st ed.). Wissner. pp. 91–106. ISBN 978-3-89639-485-9.

External linksEdit