Monday, December 26, 2011

European Cup 1960 1961 Hamburg Sv Barcelona FC

Semi Final,
Second Leg
26 April 191
Volksparkstadion,
Hamburg
Attendance: 71,000
Referee: Gérard Versyp 

As seemed to have happened on so many occasions in the short history of the European Cup, the two favourites within the last four were drawn against each other in the semi-finals as Hamburg now found themselves up against Barcelona – whose poor league form had seen their coach Brocic replaced by his assistant Enrique Orizaola - for a place in the final. This meant that either a team from Portugal or Austria would reach the final for the first time as Benfica and Rapid Vienna met in the other semi-final. It was Benfica who seemed to have sewn up their place in the final when they won the first leg in Lisbon by 3-0, and when they scored the opening goal just after the hour in the return match, the tie was as good as over. 

The most controversial moment, however, was still to come. Rapid had equalised soon after Benfica’s goal, but they still trailed 4-1 on aggregate when, with less than five minutes remaining, they were denied what they thought should have been a penalty. When the referee refused to award the spot kick, the Austrian players and spectators ran riot and forced the game to be abandoned. UEFA reacted by sentencing Rapid to a three year ban on European ties being played in their stadium and awarded the match to Benfica. Sadly, however, it was not to be the last time that the European Cup would be affected by hooliganism. In the other semi-final, the drama was confined to the football, but there was no shortage of it. Having managed to gain only a slender one goal advantage from the first leg, thanks to a goal from Evaristo, Barcelona looked to be heading for a surprise exit when goals from Wulf after 58 minutes and Seeler on 68 minutes gave Hamburg the lead overall in Germany. With the clock ticking down and Hamburg heading for the final, Barcelona were saved by a last minute goal from the head of Kocsis – who had been injured for the first leg - which earned them a replay in Brussels a week later. When the teams met again, another Evaristo goal, this time just before the interval, was enough to see the Spanish champions through to the final in Berne. Few people around Europe doubted that, having squeezed past the dangerous Germans of Hamburg, Barcelona would inherit Real Madrid’s title of champions of Europe. Not only had they knocked Real out of the competition – something that no other team had achieved in the first five years of the tournament – but they had a forward line that was comparable to that which had famously dominated the European Cup so far. Instead of Canario, Puskas, Gento, Di Stefano and Del Sol, Bacelona had the skill and dribbling ability of Kubala, the powerful heading and shooting of Kocsis, the speed and finishing of Evaristo, the creativity and imagination of Suarez and the pace and power of Czibor. Behind them was Ramallets, the captain and first choice Spanish goalkeeper for a decade. Now 37, he was close to retirement and saw the European Cup Final as the perfect way to crown his career. Kubala at 34 was also to retire after the game, while, due to Barcelona’s financial problems resulting from the building of their new stadium, Suarez was about to be sold to Internazionale to rejoin his old coach, Helenio Herrera. In addition, Barcelona also had some experience of playing in European finals. The success of the European Cup had now led to the introduction of the European Cup-Winners Cup and, before that, teams from the continents major cities had taken part in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup which Barcelona had won twice.

Here's another "special for members only"  for Christmas time  as a kind of reward for members. All you have to do is sign as a member that's it. It's totally private. A password will be send via Friendconnect. Registration is on right side of the blog, section members. 





Caps



31 comments:

  1. Bonjour twb22.
    Après t'avoir souhaité un bon noël je te remercie maintenant mille fois pour ces 3 merveilleux cadeaux de noël...tout simplement fantastiques.
    Tes ressources étant extraordinaires je voudrais donc en profiter pour te faire une demande de post qui j'en suis certain ferait plaisir à beaucoup de monde: pourrais-tu, à l'image de ce que fait quatermass sur fbtz avec les "match of the day", nous offrir toi aussi un "feuilleton hebdomadaire" avec les premières saisons de télé foot qui sont une mine de souvenirs... ça ne coûte rien de demander, tu nous proposes déjà tellement de belles choses.
    Merci encore.
    Très cordialement.
    Jarobegusi.

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  2. What a terrific match, Barcelona with Kubala, Kocsis, Evaristo and Suárez against Hamburg with Uwe Seeler.
    Many Thanks

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  3. What a terrific match, Barcelona with Kubala, Kocsis, Evaristo and Suárez against Hamburg with Uwe Seeler.
    Many Thanks

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  4. Where can I get a password, I've recently registered...

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  5. On right side registration + send me an email thewildbunch22@hotmail.fr

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  6. Jarobegusi. j'aime bien le truc de Qutermass. Pour ne pas plagier j'ai fait des sections (English Leagues the 60s English Leagues the 70s English Leagues the 80s). En fait les trucs Anglais c'est ce que je poste le plus (tres largement) alors j'evite d'en rajouter encore. Mon systeme "English Leagues the X " j'aime bien
    Joyeuses fetes aussi. Moi vacances le 1er je vais peut etre aller faire un tour a Santiago Bernabeu (Real-Granada ca sent la goleada) )

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  7. Alors bonnes vacances à Madrid...et tu as aussi Malaga en coupe le 4 à Bernabeu.En 3 jours tu peux faire d'une pierre deux coups...avec en effet sûrement une avalanche de buts.
    D'accord avec toi sur tes posts "english leagues", c'est très bien. Et les premières saisons de "TELE-FOOT" de Cangioni: que penses tu de l'idée?
    Jarobegusi.

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  8. le 4 j'avais pas vu mais bon , deux jours à Madrid en Janvier ca suffira LARGEMENT... remarque le 4 en semaine c'est mieux que le week end ou des boutiques et musees sont fermés. je vais changer de date pour le 4.

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  9. TELEFOOT C'est impossible logo du proprio qui plaisante pas ce sujet.....

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  10. Dommage. Je crois que c'était déjà le même souci avec les matchs de sochaux en coupe d'europe 81 que je t'avais demandés l'an dernier...un jour peut-être.
    Jarobegusi.

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  11. sono elena-m.ti ringrazio infinitamente per questa
    ennesima grande partita.Augurandoti buone feste
    cortesemente ti chiedo la password per queste partite nataqlizie

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  12. sono elena-m e ti ricordo che la mia email e'
    elena-m@alice.it oppure sgvega@alice.it

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  13. Elena Hello same password than last months.... you already have it...

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  14. salut twb22, j'aime bien votre match publié pendant les années passées qui me donnent beaucoup de joie.

    et c'est un match très emouvant que j'adore bien, je voudrais savoir le mot confidentiel pour télécharger cette épreuve

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  15. et mon courrier c'est fernando_876_cb@hotmail.com

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  16. Thank you

    Beppe (elena, usa google translate! :-PPP)

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  17. I've sent you message but you didn't answer, so I don't understand how this works. Where can I find the password. I'm registered as Jean Marc...

    Thanks..

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  18. Jean Marc envoies moi un email.
    Les followers je n'ai pas d'acces aux messages c'est mal foutu.

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  19. Hello!! Thank you very much for this wonderful release of a wonderful match. I am sorry but Friendconnect does not work with me, i can not the get the special pass. Could you please e-mail it to me??? I am ktl123dec@yahoo.com

    thanks a million!!!!!!!

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  20. Lineups:
    Hamburg SV: Schonoor, Krug, Beinke, Kurbjhun, Wulf, Werner, Neisner, Dehn, U. Seeler, Sturmer, Dorfel.

    Barcelona: Ramallets, Foncho, Gensana, Gracia, Verges, Segarra, Evaristo, Kocsis, Kubala, Suarez, Suco.

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  21. Felicidades magnífica web. Me acabo de registrar. Como puedo acceder a la contraseña?

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  22. This is a fantastic upload. Sorry to bother, but what is friendconnect? Where can I get the password?

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  23. Thank you very much again. Nice to see Kocsis, Czibor, Kubala, Suárez, etc,... even for a Real Madrid supporter!!! (like me)
    Gracias de nuevo. Estupendo ver a Kocsis, Czibor, Kubala, Suárez, etc,... incluso para un madridista!!! (como yo)

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  24. I'm registered. My e-mail is edu_tuning@naver.com
    Password please.
    Thanks a lot!

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  25. Oh my god. How do u get these matches? Great. Thanks. I have just registered. Please be so kind as to tell me the password for extraction?
    The contact is rosendo.4@hotmail.com

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  26. Hello, I chilean and my mail is matiasrodriguezcabrera@hotmail.com Please send me the password

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