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1961 European Cup Final

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Champion  S.L. Benfica
Venue  Wankdorf Stadium
Event  1960–61 European Cup
Date  31 May 1961
Attendance  26,732
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Referee  Gottfried Dienst (Swiss Football Association)
Similar  1965 European Cup Final, 1964 European Cup Final, 1962 European Cup Final, 1958 European Cup Final, 1983 European Cup Final

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The 1961 European Cup Final was held at the Wankdorf Stadium, Bern on 31 May 1961, and saw Benfica play against Barcelona. This was the first final not to include Real Madrid, who had won the previous five finals. Benfica lifted the trophy for the first time, beating Barcelona 3–2.


Benfica midfielder Mario Coluna broke his nose in the eighth minute of the match; not wanting to risk further damage, when Domiciano Cavém put over a cross in the 55th minute, Coluna hung back outside the penalty area. The ball was cleared directly to him and he volleyed it home for Benfica's third goal of the match.

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1961 European Cup Final Wikipedia