The 1966 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Heysel Stadium, Brussels, on 11 May 1966 that saw Real Madrid of Spain defeat FK Partizan of Yugoslavia 2–1 to win the 1965–66 European Cup title.
|Event||1965–66 European Cup|
|Date||11 May 1966|
|Venue||Heysel Stadium, Brussels|
|Referee||Rudolf Kreitlein (West Germany)|
Route to the finalEdit
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Feyenoord||6–2||1–2 (A)||5–0 (H)||Prelim. round||Nantes||4–2||2–0 (H)||2–2 (A)|
|Kilmarnock||7–3||2–2 (A)||5–1 (H)||First round||Werder Bremen||3–1||3–0 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|Anderlecht||4–3||0–1 (A)||4–2 (H)||Quarter-finals||Sparta Prague||6–4||1–4 (A)||5–0 (H)|
|Internazionale||2–1||1–0 (H)||1–1 (A)||Semi-finals||Manchester United||2–1||2–0 (H)||0–1 (A)|
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The final was a competitive match. First Partizan took the lead through a goal by Velibor Vasović in the 55th minute, but Real Madrid soon took over, getting an equaliser in the 70th minute from Spanish international Amancio Amaro. Real Madrid got the winner in the 76th minute from Fernando Serena. With this goal, Real Madrid sealed their win and became European Champions once again.
This was Real Madrid's sixth European Cup triumph in the 11 years of the tournament's existence. However, Los Blancos would not win the competition again until 1998, when Predrag Mijatović–– who was, ironically, a former Partizan player–– scored the winning goal in the 66th minute of the final.
- "UEFA Champions League – Statistics Handbook 2012/13" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 130. Retrieved 22 September 2013.