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Six classics revisited

Real’s fifth consecutive win, the 1960 final also saw more goals than any other final.

sports Updated: May 21, 2008 12:32 IST

1960: GLASGOW

Real Madrid 7 - Eintracht Frankfurt 3

Real’s fifth consecutive win, the 1960 final also saw more goals than any other final. The crammed Hampden Park saw Eintracht go ahead only for the Germans to be overwhelmed by the magic of Alfredo di Stefano, who scored three, and Ferenc Puskas (four).

1967: LISBON

Celtic 2 - Inter Milan 1

Celtic became the first British winners of the European Cup when Steve Chalmers scored a late winner to down the Italians, who had taken the lead through Alessandro Mazzola before Tommy Gemmell’s equaliser.

1968: LONDON

Man United 4 -Benfica 1 (aet)

Ten years after the Munich air crash which took the soul out of the ‘Busby Babes’, the English champions finally delivered an emotion-fuelled victory at Wembley. Bobby Charlton scored two, with George Best and Brian Kidd adding the others.

1972: ROTTERDAM

Ajax 2 - Inter 0

A match often described as the defining moment in the history of ‘total football’. Ajax, with two goals from Johan Cruyff, scored the second of three consecutive wins after overcoming a negative Inter using the catenaccio system.

1999: BARCELONA

Man United 2 - Bayern 1

Trailing 0-1, United looked beaten as the match headed into injury time. But an equaliser from Teddy Sheringham (90+1) was followed by a winner from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (90+3).

2005: ISTANBUL

Liverpool 3 - AC Milan 3 (aet; Liverpool 3-2 on penalties)

Trailing 0-3 at half-time, Liverpool looked to be heading for a defeat. But goals from Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso drew the English team level before Jerzy Dudek’s heroics in the shoot-out.