5 Photos from one of history’s greatest football matches - The 1960 European Cup Final

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On the eve of the latest European Cup Final seeing Liverpool take on Spanish giants, Real Madrid, step back in time over sixty years to one of the greatest chapters in football history.

On May 18, 1960, Real Madrid lined up against Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden. Stars taking to the field that day included Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo Di Stefano and Hans Weilbächer.

Madrid’s Superstars dominated the match with Puskas (four goals) and Di Stefano (hat-trick) leading Real to an impressive 7-3 win in front of over 127,000 fans packed into Hampden.

All featured in Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 3, browse 5 rediscovered archive photos from that special day.

1. Kick Off

 Renowned Scots ref Jack Mowat conducts the coin toss. Renowned Scots ref Jack Mowat conducts the coin toss.
Renowned Scots ref Jack Mowat conducts the coin toss.

2. Alfredo Di Stefano

Di Stefano, aged 33 at this point, gets his own and his team’s first goal.Di Stefano, aged 33 at this point, gets his own and his team’s first goal.
Di Stefano, aged 33 at this point, gets his own and his team’s first goal.

3. Ferenc Puskas

Ferenc Puskas scores Real Madrid’s third.Ferenc Puskas scores Real Madrid’s third.
Ferenc Puskas scores Real Madrid’s third.

4. Highest Scoring European Final

It was the all-time highest-scoring European 79 Final. A hat-trick for Di Stefano, four for Puskas. No player has scored four in a European Cup or Champions League Final since.It was the all-time highest-scoring European 79 Final. A hat-trick for Di Stefano, four for Puskas. No player has scored four in a European Cup or Champions League Final since.
It was the all-time highest-scoring European 79 Final. A hat-trick for Di Stefano, four for Puskas. No player has scored four in a European Cup or Champions League Final since.

5. The Trophy

Real Madrid with the European Cup.Real Madrid with the European Cup.
Real Madrid with the European Cup.

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