Top Six: Champions League finals (with video goodness)


21st, May 2008

Six of the best CL finals (or European Cup finals, if you’re old school), with all the YouTube evidence you need
1. Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt (1960)

A ten-goal thriller, although the result was never really in doubt. Frankfurt actually scored first, but Madrid’s legendary side hit back in crushing fashion, thanks to four goals by Ferenc Puskas and a hat-trick by Alfredo di Stefano.

2. Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid (1962)

Real Madrid were on the wrong end of another goal fest, despite taking a two-goal lead (both goals by Puskas, who went on to score a hat-trick in his last European final) in the first half. But the Portuguese side, inspired by the great Eusebio (playing in his first European final), roared back to win a thrilling encounter.
3. Celtic 2-1 Internazionale (1967)

Scottish football’s finest hour, as the “Lisbon Lions” deservedly got the better of Italy’s cynical giants. After Inter had taken the lead from a penalty, they went on the defensive and didn’t even win a single corner; Celtic, by contrast,

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