With the game seemingly lost, Real Madrid struck back with two goals before the end of the first half through Alfredo di Stefano and Hector Rial. 2007 Athens AC Milan 2 Liverpool 1 Forest, Porto Real Madrid reached the final by beating the now seven times champions Milan 5–4 on aggregate, whereas Reims beat Scottish club Hibernian 3–0 on aggregate. The SensagentBox are offered by sensAgent. T he European Cup (also known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup) was established in 1955, inspired by the South American Championship of Champions, the South American tournament for club teams. It was contested by Real Madrid of Spain and Reims from France, and played at the Parc des Princes in Paris on 13 June 1956 in front of 38,000 people. Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé was an Argentinian-born professional footballer and coach, regarded as one of the best footballers of all time. FK Partizan is a professional football club based in Belgrade, Serbia. 1963 London AC Milan 2 Benfica 1 In addition, Holland Sport, Honvéd and AB rejected the opportunity to represent the Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark respectively, being replaced by PSV Eindhoven, Vörös Lobogó and AGF Aarhus (becoming the last teams until 1997–98 to qualify for the European Cup not by either winning a domestic league or being current title holders). By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. The team is managed by David Guion. The 1956 UEFA Champions League final was played in front of a crowd of 38,000 at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Most English definitions are provided by WordNet . Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Stade de Reims Champagne (France).  | Last modifications, Copyright © 2012 sensagent Corporation: Online Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, Dictionary definitions and more. Stade de Reims Champagne, enjoying home advantage, sped to an early lead with goals from Michel Leblond and Jean Templin in the first 10 minutes. Ramón Marsal Ribó was a Spanish footballer, who played three seasons in the dominating Real Madrid team in the 1950s. The English Football Association ("FA") had not allowed Chelsea to enter in 1955, and continued its stance on the European Cup as it being a "distraction". Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. Given their experience at the highest levels of European club football, it came as little surprise when Real Madrid won their first UEFA Champions League game, knocking out Swiss side Servette FC by seven goals to nil in their first tie. The 1956 European Cup Final was the first ever final in the pan-European football competition, the European Cup, now known as the UEFA Champions League. Ro, Cookies help us deliver our services.