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On this day: 10 July

Published: Wednesday 10 July 2013, 13.00CET
Only one tie has previously taken place on this date, with the Soviet Union coming from behind to be crowned inaugural champions thanks to Viktor Ponedelnik's extra-time winner.
On this day: 10 July
USSR captain Igor Netto (right) holds the Henri Delaunay Cup aloft ©UEFA.com
Published: Wednesday 10 July 2013, 13.00CET

On this day: 10 July

Only one tie has previously taken place on this date, with the Soviet Union coming from behind to be crowned inaugural champions thanks to Viktor Ponedelnik's extra-time winner.

USSR 2-1 Yugoslavia (aet)
(Metreveli 49, Ponedelnik 113; Galić 43)
1960 final, Paris

In the inaugural final courtesy of a dramatic 5-4 comeback win against France in the last four, Yugoslavia's flair came to the fore once more in the showpiece. Milan Galić put them ahead in scrappy fashion and thereafter it was only the heroics of Lev Yashin, 30, in goal which denied them.

Yugoslavian counterpart Blagoje Vidinic, by contrast, had dropped Valentin Bubukin's long shot and allowed Slava Metreveli to equalise. Viktor Ponedelnik then wrote his name into Soviet folklore with the decisive second. "There are matches and goals which are really special, sort of a climax of a player's sporting life," he said later.

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