The win and the most repeated result in the Champions League finals


A win stands out in its own light in the history of the 66 European Cup finals, transformed as the Champions League from the 1992-1993 season, played until now on the eve of Real Madrid-Liverpool on May 28 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

To find the biggest win recorded in a final, you need to go back to the fifth edition of the tournament. It was in the 1958-1959 season when Real Madrid extended its entire title run since the start of the competition with a historic 7-3 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at Hamdepn Park in Glasgow before 127,000 spectators. The influx of spectators to the stands also remains high.

Legendary Hungarian striker Ferenc Puskas scored 4 goals in that match and he is still the only player to make it to a final since then. Alfredo Di Stéfano signed the other three goals.

Surprisingly, Eintracht opened the scoring in the 18th minute through Richard Kress, but at halftime, Real Madrid, led by bad Miguel Muñoz, restored the game to a great 3-1 thanks to goals from to Alfredo Di Stéfano in the 20th and 23rd minutes and Ferenc Puskas in the 45th minute.

In the second half, the Hungarian completed his particular game with another three goals in minutes 56, 60 and 71. Erwin Stein made it 6-2 at 72 ‘, Di Stéfano immediately sealing his hat trick (73 ‘) and Stein again, established a definite 7-3 (75’).

On three occasions it was 4-0

Along with this 7-3, the biggest wins in the European Cup/Champions League final were three 4-0 wins that took place in 1974, 1989 and 1994. In the first of these, Bayern won the title against Atlético at Heysel Stadium in Brussels two days after a last-minute goal from Georg Schwarzenbeck forced a tiebreaker (1-1).

The other two 4-0 wins were achieved by Milan: in 1989 against Steaua at Camp Nou and in 1994 against Barça in Athens.

The most repetitive result

But the result that happened the most in the final of Europe’s highest competition was 1-0. In all, 17 times, the first was in 1965 when Inter beat Benfica.

The next came in 1973 with Ajax’s victory against Inter itself. That 1-0 was the prologue to a series of finals decided by a single goal. Thus, of the 10 played between 1976 and 1985, eight graduated with this result and six of them in a row.

Eight out of ten in the seventies and eighties

The matches in question are Bayern-St. Étienne (1976), Liverpool-Bruges (1978), Nottingham-Malmö (1979), Nottingham-Hamburg (1980), Liverpool-Real Madrid (1981), Aston Villa-Bayern Munich (1982), Hamburg-Juventus (1983 at Juventus -Liverpool (1985).

The list continued in 1990 with Milan-Benfica, Barça-Sampdoria with the famous free-kick goal by Ronald Koeman (1992), Marseille-Milan (1993), Ajax-Milan (1995) and Real Madrid-Juventus deciding to sad fellow from Pedja Mijatovic (1998).

22 years after Mijatovic’s goal

Since then, 22 years have had to pass for a 1-0 win to make it to the Champions League final again. In 2020, there was no audience in Da Luz (Lisbon) due to the Covid-19 pandemic with Kingsley Coman’s goal that gave Bayern Munich the title against PSG.

In the final final it was repeated 1-0, Kai Havertz’s performance for Chelsea against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in Do Dragao (Porto). At the Stade de France (Saint-Denis) we’ll see if the trend repeats itself or if we’ll see a more prodigal match of goals.

Source: La Verdad


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