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1959/60: Dazzling Madrid crush Frankfurt

Published: Wednesday 18 May 1960, 11.38CET
Real Madrid CF's fifth successive European Champion Clubs' Cup final win was the best of the lot, with three goals from Alfredo di Stéfano and four for Ferenc Puskás seeing Eintracht Frankfurt blown away at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

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Final result

The final - 18/05/1960
Real Madrid7-3Eintracht Frankfurt
SpainSpain
 
West GermanyWest Germany
  • Stadium: Hampden Park
  • Place: Glasgow (SCO)
Semi-finalists
BarcelonaSpainSpain
RangersScotlandScotland
 
 
Published: Wednesday 18 May 1960, 11.38CET

1959/60: Dazzling Madrid crush Frankfurt

Real Madrid CF's fifth successive European Champion Clubs' Cup final win was the best of the lot, with three goals from Alfredo di Stéfano and four for Ferenc Puskás seeing Eintracht Frankfurt blown away at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

Real Madrid CF 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
(Di Stéfano 27 30 73, Puskás 46 56pen 60 71 ; Kress 18, Stein 72 75)
Hampden Park, Glasgow

This was the year Real Madrid CF claimed their fifth consecutive European Champion Clubs' Cup with probably their most famous victory of all: a 7-3 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt in Glasgow. Few, however, will remember that it was great rivals FC Barcelona who almost denied Miguel Muñoz's team their crowning glory.

Coached by Helenio Herrera, and fielding the attacking might of Hungarians Zoltán Czibor, Sandor Kocsis and Ladislav Kubala, the Catalan side defeated Milan AC 7-1 on aggregate before destroying Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the last eight - winning 4-0 at Camp Nou then 5-2 at Molineux. In the semi-finals, though, the Spanish champions were unable to dislodge the European champions.

Madrid, conquerors of AS Jeunesse Esch and OGC Nice, preserved their 100 per cent home record in the competition with a 3-1 first-leg victory against Barcelona in the semi-finals, secured by goals from Alfredo di Stéfano, a brace, and Ferenc Puskás. They then salted the wound with a repeat result in Catalonia. Meanwhile, Madrid's final opponents, Eintracht, registered their intent with 12 goals in the last-four meeting with Rangers FC.

That, however, was no preparation for events at Hampden Park where Madrid mesmerised the capacity 127,000 crowd. Richard Kress's early opener for Eintracht did nothing to deter the Spanish side, who raced into a 3-1 interval lead. And by the time the Germans next found the target, which they did twice late on, Puskás and Di Stéfano had shared seven goals between them.

Last updated: 25/01/14 9.24CET

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