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Real Madrid v Stade de Reims, 1956 European Cup Final

Miguel Munos and Robert Jonquet shake hands before the 1956 European Cup Final 1956 European Cup Final Real Madrid 4 v 3 Stade de Reims The 1956 European Cup Final was the first ever final in the pan-European football competition, the European Cup, now known as the UEFA Champions League. It was contested by Real…
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France v Scotland, 1958 World Cup

The Scotland defence tries to contain Just Fontaine France 2 v 1 Scotland, 1958 World Cup On 15 June 1958 in Eyravallen, Orebro; Scotland took on the French in the 1958 World Cup Finals. Leading 2 v 0 at half time thanks to goals by French icons Raymond Kopa and Just Fontaine, France would concede…
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Hungary, 1954 World Cup

Hungary line up for the 1954 World Cup Final West Germany 3 v 2 Hungary, 1954 World Cup Final Hungary's legendary Golden Team – also known as the Mighty Magyars – was the favorite to win the 1954 World Cup. In the five years prior to the final, it had remained unbeaten in 31 games…
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Johan Cruyff, 1971 European Cup Final

Ajax 2 v 0 Panathinaikos; Cruyff on the ball The 1971 European Cup Final was played between Ajax of the Netherlands and Panathinaikos of Greece on 2 June 1971 at Wembley Stadium. It was the final match of the 1970–71 season of Europe's premier cup competition, the European Cup. Ajax were appearing in their second…
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