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On this day: 6 July

Published: Saturday 6 July 2013, 8.27CET
You must go all the way back to the first ever day of the finals for the only previous ties on this date, but one has arguably never been bettered: a nine-goal thriller in Paris.
On this day: 6 July
Branko Zebec played a key role in Yugoslavia's win ©empics
Published: Saturday 6 July 2013, 8.27CET

On this day: 6 July

You must go all the way back to the first ever day of the finals for the only previous ties on this date, but one has arguably never been bettered: a nine-goal thriller in Paris.

France 4-5 Yugoslavia
(Vincent 12, Heutte 43 62, Wisniekski 53; Galić 11, Zanetić 55, Knež 75, Jerković 78 79)
1960 semi-finals, Paris

A sense of the unknown prevailed as 26,370 spectators came to the Parc des Princes for the opening game of the inaugural UEFA European Championship. However, after 90 absorbing minutes even the most partisan home fan had to concede the future was bright.

There was little inkling of the feast to come as the game drifted towards half-time with the teams locked at 1-1; then François Heutte put the hosts in front. Soon after the restart Les Bleus doubled their lead through Maryan Wisnieski, only for Ante Žanetić to reduce the arrears immediately. Back came France, with Heutte's second of the evening making it 4-2, yet there was no denying Yugoslavia's flair; three goals in five minutes would turn the match on its head.

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Other EURO fixtures on 6 July
1960 semi-finals: Czechoslovakia 0-3 USSR

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