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1 France's first win in this major European club competition was in 1993, when Olympique Marseille defeated AC Milan. But right back at the beginning, in 1956, another French team could have been the first. Who lost out against mighty Real Madrid?
Answer: Stade Reims

The road to Paris for Stade Reims went over Danish outfit Aarhus (2-0, 2-2), Voros Lobogo from Hungary (4-2, 4-4), and Scottish club Hibernian (2-0, 1-0).
In the final, played in Paris, Stade Reims twice took the lead (2-0, 3-2) but lost 4-3 eventually. Three years later Ards from Northern Island (10-3), Standard Liege (7-0), and Swiss club BSC Young Boys (3-1, all scores on aggregate) couldn't stop Stade Reims getting to the final for the second time. But in Stuttgart Real Madrid proved to be too strong again, this time by the score of 2-0.
  From Quiz: So Close: Losing Finalists
2 Who were the participants in the first European Cup Final in 1956?
Answer: Real Madrid and Stade Reims

Stade Reims, boasting the talent of Raymond Kopa and inspirational coach Albert Batteux, came up against the great Real Madric side of Di Stefano and Gento. Real won the first of their five consecutive European Cups 4-3. Milan was defeated by Madrid 5-4 on aggregate in the semi-finals, Benfica won the 1961 and 1962 tournaments.
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
3 Real Madrid famously won the first European Cup, but do you know in what stadium the first European Cup Final took place?
Answer: Parc des Princes

The home of PSG hosted the first ever European Cup Final in the 1955-56 season. Real Madrid beat Stade de Reims-Champagne 4-3 with Alfredo Di Stefano the star player for Real.
  From Quiz: European Cup
4 Which club dominated the first era of the UEFA Champions League?
Answer: Real Madrid

The Champions League started in 1955 and Real Madrid dominated until 1960. After, Benfica took charge in 1961.
    Your options: [ Real Madrid ] [ Ajax ] [ Liverpool ] [ AC Milan ]
  From Quiz: UEFA Champions League History
5 Who won the UEFA Champions League final in 2004?
Answer: FC Porto

FC Porto beat Monaco 3-0. This made 2 consecutive European titles for FC Porto. In the previous season they won the UEFA Cup when they beat Celtic 3-2 in the final, played at Seville.
  From Quiz: Champions League Finals
6 In the 1960 European Cup final, Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3. Which legendary Hungarian superstar scored four of Madrid's goals in that unforgettable match?
Answer: Ferenc Puskas

In a classic match that is now regarded as one of the best matches ever, Real Madrid won their fifth consecutive European Cup (on its fifth edition). The match was played at Hampden Park in Scotland. Only four players scored the ten goals of the match: Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo di Stefano for Real Madrid; Richard Kress and Erwin Stein for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Ferenc Puskas is one of football's all-time greats. Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1927, Puskas started his professional career in Budapest Honved, for which he scored over 300 goals. He joined Real Madrid in 1958 and would remain with "Los Blancos" until his retirement in 1966. Puskas played with Hungary's international team for most of his career, winning an Olympic gold medal and reaching the final of the 1954 World Cup. He also played for Spain between 1961 and 1962. FIFA awards an annual prize called the "Puskas Award" to the best, "most beautiful" goal of the year.
    Your options: [ Ferenc Puskas ] [ Laszlo Kubala ] [ Alfredo Di Stefano ] [ Ulrich Stein ]
  From Quiz: Eight Great Champions League Finals
7 What was the venue of the first ever European Cup?
Answer: Parc des Princes (France)

Real Madrid beat Stade de Reims 4-3.
  From Quiz: European Cup / ECL Finals
8 Who scored the only goal in the 1998 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus?
Answer: Mijatovic

The final took place in Amsterdam. Pedrag Mijatovic scored after 67 minutes the only goal. Real Madrid won the match 1-0.
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
9 Juventus, AC Milan and Inter are household names when Italian club successes are concerned. But the first opportunity of Italian glory came down to a less fancied club. Which one?
Answer: Fiorentina

1957 European Cup: After a bye in the preliminary round Fiorentina got it going against Swedish side IFK Norrköping (2-1 on aggregate), Grasshopper Club from Switzerland (5-3 over all), and Red Star Belgrade (1-0 in total). In the final, played in Madrid, the home team (Rweal Madrid!) had a hard time defending its title, but managed eventually to do so. Goals in the 70th and 76th minute provided the 2-0 win.
    Your options: [ Fiorentina ] [ Torino ] [ Napoli ] [ Sampdoria ]
  From Quiz: So Close: Losing Finalists
10 Bobby Charlton scored a brace and George Best took the plaudits with a wonderful goal in the 1968 European Cup Final, but who scored United's other goal that night?
Answer: Brian Kidd

United won 4-1 after extra-time to become the first English club to win the European Cup. Kidd was celebrating his 19th birthday when he scored, although much of the attention was grabbed by George Best's performance. The match also came 10 years after the Munich air disaster, with Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes being the only players remaining to play in the final.
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
11 Real Madrid won the first five European Cups. Which club was the second club to win Europe's elite competition?
Answer: Benfica

Benfica beat Barcelona 3-2 in the 1961 decider to end Real Madrid's dominance of this trophy. Real Madrid were beaten by eventual finalists Barcelona in an earlier round.
    Your options: [ Inter Milan ] [ AC Milan ] [ Benfica ] [ Barcelona ]
  From Quiz: European Cup
12 Which city hosted the first ever UEFA Champions League final?
Answer: Paris

Paris hosted the first ever UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims-Champagne. The stadium was Parc des Princes in Paris. After that year, Madrid hosted the final in the Bernabeu.
    Your options: [ Paris ] [ London ] [ Madrid ] [ Stuttgart ]
  From Quiz: UEFA Champions League History
13 1980 - And a return to the final for Nottingham Forest. And like the previous year a famous 1-0 victory was recorded, but who did they beat on this occasion?
Answer: SV Hamburg

A goal by John Robertson in the 19th minute was enough for Forest to beat Kevin Keegan's German champions in Madrid's Bernabeu Stadium on the 28th May 1980. Forest were never to compete in another European final but it was a golden time for them.
  From Quiz: European Cup / ECL Finals
14 Which English club, then managed by Brian Clough, defeated Swedish side Malmo by 1-0 in the 1979 European Cup final?
Answer: Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest won 1-0 with Trevor Francis scoring at the very end of the first half. The club was in great shape at that time: they had won the First Division's title in the 1977-78 season and were runners-up in the 1978-79 season. The match was played at the Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany.

Nottingham Forrest was founded in 1865, making it one of the oldest football clubs in England. Though the club's successes in the 21st century have been limited, Notts Forest enjoyed many victories in the 20th century: they won the English First Division in 1977-78, an FA Cup in 1958-59, two consecutive European Cups in 1978-79 and 1979-80, and the 1979 European Super Cup. They have the unique distinction of winning more European Cups than domestic titles (two vs. one).
    Your options: [ Nottingham Forest ] [ Bolton Wanderers ] [ Manchester United ] [ Arsenal ]
  From Quiz: Eight Great Champions League Finals
15 Which team was the first British team to lift the European Cup?
Answer: Celtic

A goal by Chalmers in the 85th minute, gave Celtic a 2-1 win over Italian giants Internazionale in 1967.
    Your options: [ Manchester United ] [ Nottingham Forest ] [ Liverpool ] [ Celtic ]
  From Quiz: European Cup / ECL Finals
16 Who scored the only goal in the 1982 final between Bayern Munich and Aston Villa?
Answer: Withe

The final took place in Rotterdam, Holland. Aston Villa won it. They were the sixth English team in a row to win the European Cup : Liverpool in 1977, 1978 and 1981, Nottingham Forrest in 1979 and 1980.
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
17 Bayern Munich was the first German club to win the European Cup (in 1974). But 14 years prior to that another team might have gotten eternal fame first for Germany. Which club went down in an historic game at Hampden Park, back in 1960?
Answer: Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt had to overcome Finnish side (VPS Kuopio, walkover), Young Boys from Switzerland (5-2 on aggregate), Austrian side Wiener Sport Club (total score 3-2) and Glasgow Rangers from Scotland, thrashing it with scores of 6-1 and 6-3. In the final Eintracht Frankfurt received a drubbing itself. Richard Kress opened the score in the tenth minute, Erwin Stein added another in the 72nd minute, but by then Real Madrid had scored five goals. In the end the score was 7-3, which made the game the highest scoring final in this competition. And an attendance of 135,000 spectators for a finakl was also a record.
    Your options: [ Eintracht Frankfurt ] [ Schalke 04 ] [ Hamburger SV ] [ Werder Bremen ]
  From Quiz: So Close: Losing Finalists
18 Ajax won the first of their 3 consecutive European Cup wins in 1971, but which Dutch club won the competition a year earlier in 1970?
Answer: Feyenoord

Feyenoord beat Celtic 2-1 after extra-time with goals from Israel and Kindvall, and thus became the first club from the Netherlands to win the European Cup. This victory was followed by the 'Cruyff Generation' and 3 consecutive European Cups for Ajax.
    Your options: [ AZ ] [ Feyenoord ] [ FC Twente ] [ PSV ]
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
19 Which Champions League final was the first ever to have an extra time?
Answer: Real Madrid vs AC Milan

Real Madrid vs AC Milan was the third Champions League final and the first to host an extra time. It finished 3-2 in extra time for Real Madrid.
    Your options: [ Real Madrid vs AC Milan ] [ Inter Milan vs AC Milan ] [ Barcelona vs Benfica ] [ Real Madrid vs Fiorentina ]
  From Quiz: UEFA Champions League History
20 Who won UEFA Champions League final in 2002?
Answer: Real Madrid

Real Madrid beat Leverkussen 2-1 with a beautiful goal by Zidane. This was the Spaniard's 9th win in the European Cup/Champions League.
  From Quiz: Champions League Finals
21 1981 - Yet another English side make it to the final, but which team beat Real Madrid in Paris by a single goal?
Answer: Liverpool

Alan Kennedy scored the only goal in the 82nd minute in a tense encounter in the Parc des Princes on 27th May, 1981. It would be one of four successes for the Liverpool club in a golden period of their history.
    Your options: [ Aston Villa ] [ Leeds United ] [ Manchester United ] [ Liverpool ]
  From Quiz: European Cup / ECL Finals
22 The 1988 European Cup final between PSV Eindhoven and Benfica was not a particularly exciting match. How was the champion ultimately decided, by a score of 6-5?
Answer: Penalty shootout

Dutch side PSV Eindhoven reached the final by leaving behind Real Madrid (the aggregate score was tied, but PSV qualified because of their away goal against the Spanish team). Benfica, from Portugal, was classified to the final by defeating the Romanian side Steaua București. Both finalists played in a quite defensive style, which unfortunately for the audience, resulted in a scoreless match in regular time. This continued through extra time, which led to a penalty shootout to decide the winner.

The penalty shootout turned out to be very exciting: all five shooters from both teams managed to score their penalties. Koeman, Kieft, Nielsen, Vanenburg, and Lerby scored PSV's penalties; Elzo, Dito, Redouane, Pacheco, and Mozer did the job for Benfica. The match came down to a missed penalty by Portuguese defender Antonio Veloso. Anton Janssen, who had joined the match as a substitute in extra time, scored the winning penalty that gave PSV Eindhoven their first European Cup title.
  From Quiz: Eight Great Champions League Finals
23 How many times did Ajax win the Cup in the 1970s?
Answer: 3

They won it 3 times: 1971, 1972 & 1973 (and again in 1995!)
  From Quiz: European Cup / ECL Finals
24 Who scored the winning-goal in the 1970 final between Feyenoord and Celtic Glasgow?
Answer: Kindvall

The final took place in San Siro, Milan. After 90 minutes, the score was 1-1. Deep in the extra-time, Kindvall scored the 2-1.
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
25 In 1966, the European Cup was into its 11th year. Real Madrid won an incredible sixth European Cup (they won the first five 1956 to 1960) at the expense of a club from Yugoslavia. What was its representative?
Answer: Partizan Belgrade

Partizan had some tough nuts to crack on the road to Brussels with French club Nantes (4-2), Werder Bremen from Germany (3-1), Czechoslovakian side Sparta Prague (6-4) and Manchester United (2-1, all scores on aggregate). The win against Prague was particularly remarkable as Partizan had lost the first tie 4-1. In the final the (then) Yugoslavs took the lead in the 55th minute through Velibor Vasovic, but twenty minutes later Madrid had turned it around to win it 2-1.
  From Quiz: So Close: Losing Finalists
26 Who scored Nottingham Forest's winning goal in the 1979 European Cup Final?
Answer: Trevor Francis

Francis was making his first European appearance for Forest since his move from Birmingham City, when he scored in the 45th minute. Both teams had players missing with Bo Larsson, Roy Andersson, and Staffan Tapper out for Forest's opponents, Malmo FF and Martin O'Neill injured and Archie Gemmill not selected for the victors. The sides played out the final, but Francis' goal ensured Forest won the first of their 2 European Cups.
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
27 Celtic were the first British side to win the European Cup, when they beat Inter Milan 2-1 in the 1967 Final. Who scored their winning goal?
Answer: Stevie Chalmers

Stevie Chalmers scored in the 84th minute to fire Celtic into the lead after Tommy Gemmell had equalised just after the hour mark. Inter Milan had taken a lead after six minutes in Lisbon but the "Lisbon Lions" charged back to win the trophy.
  From Quiz: European Cup
28 During which final match did the Heysel tragedy occur?
Answer: Liverpool vs Juventus

The Heysel stadium disaster occurred due to football hooliganism and a wall collapsed. It was on May 29, 1985, between Liverpool and Juventus. 39 people were killed, mostly Italian Jventus fans. After that, Liverpool was banned from all European competitions for six years and other English clubs for five years. It has been called the darkest hour in the history of the UEFA competitions.
    Your options: [ Liverpool vs Juventus ] [ Nottingham Forest vs Malmo FF ] [ Benfica vs AC Milan ] [ Bayern Munich vs Leeds United ]
  From Quiz: UEFA Champions League History
29 Who won UEFA Champions League final in 2001?
Answer: Bayern Munchen

Bayern Munchen beat Valencia in shoot out. This was the 2nd final lost in a row for Valencia - they lost in 2000 to Real Madrid. Oliver Kahn was the hero of the game.
  From Quiz: Champions League Finals
30 1982 - The English domination continued with Aston Villa winning against all odds against Bayern Munich. Who scored the only goal of the game to take yet another English club victory over a German club?
Answer: Peter Withe

Peter Withe stooped to win the game against a strong German side. Sixty seven minutes had elapsed in Rotterdam before Villa completed a five year span of English successes in the Premier competition.
  From Quiz: European Cup / ECL Finals
31 Ajax beat A.C. Milan 1-0 in the 1995 final. Who scored the winning goal?
Answer: Patrick Kluivert

Kluivert came on as a substitute for Jari Litmanen, to score in the 85th minute.
  From Quiz: European Cup / ECL Finals
32 Who scored the winning goal in the 1958 final between Real Madrid and AC Milan?
Answer: Gento

After 90 minutes, the score was 2-2. Gento scored the deciding goal in the 107th minute.
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
33 Which Liverpool goalkeeper performed his famous 'Spaghetti Legs' antics in the penalty shootout against Roma in 1984?
Answer: Bruce Grobbelaar

Liverpool won 4-2 in the shootout to lift their 4th European Cup, with two Roma players distracted by Grobbelaar's behaviour.
    Your options: [ Ray Clemence ] [ Bruce Grobbelaar ] [ Peter Shilton ] [ Bob Bolder ]
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
34 Which stadium hosted the final of when the Heysel tragedy occur?
Answer: Heysel Stadium

The Heysel Stadium in Brussels hosted the final of when the Heysel tragedy occurred. The match was Juventus vs Liverpool and saw Juventus winning 1-0.
    Your options: [ Heysel Stadium ] [ Heyzel Stadium ] [ Heyselstadion ] [ Heyzelstadion ]
  From Quiz: UEFA Champions League History
35 Who won Champions League final in 2000?
Answer: Real Madrid

Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0. This was the 8th occasion that the Spanish giants had won the European Cup/Champions League.
  From Quiz: Champions League Finals
36 1983 - At last no English representative in the final but who played in the match?
Answer: SV Hamburg vs Juventus

Hamburg won the game by yet another single goal margin. A ninth minute strike by Felix Magath in Athens saw the disappoinment of three years earlier go away for good. Hamburg were well worth their win.
  From Quiz: European Cup / ECL Finals
37 Which German midfielder, whose name may remind you of a Nintendo character, scored the opening goal in the 1999 Champions League final between Manchester United and Bayern Munich?
Answer: Mario Basler

Mario Basler is a German footballer who spent most of his professional career playing in his home country. Basler played mostly as a midfielder; however, that did not prevent him from scoring goals. In fact, Basler was one of the Bundesliga's top goal-scorers in the 1994-95 season. Basler also played internationally for Germany and scored his only non-friendly goal in a 1998 World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

Basler scored in the 6th minute for Bayern Munich. Unfortunately for the German squad, Manchester United's Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both scored in stoppage time to give Manchester United a dramatic 2-1 last-minute win. The victory also meant that the "Red Devils" won "the Treble" (winning the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Champions League) for the first time in the history of English football.
    Your options: [ Mario Basler ] [ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ] [ Luigi Giuliano ] [ Stefan Effenberg ]
  From Quiz: Eight Great Champions League Finals
38 Who scored the only goal in the 1992 final between Sampdoria and Barcelona?
Answer: Koeman

He scored at Wembley in extra-time with a great free-kick, in front of more than 70,000 soccer fans.
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
39 In the 1970s, Belgian football was a forced to be reckoned with, culminating in appearances in several finals in different European Cups. Which club played in the 1978 European Cup final, played at Wembley?
Answer: Club Bruges

An impressive series against PS Kuopio from Finland (4-0, 5-2), Panathinaikos (2-0, 0-1), Atletico Madrid (2-0, 2-3), and Italian giants Juventus (0-1, 2-0) , gave Bruges a deserved shot at the Cup. Liverpool, virtually playing on home soil, beat the Belgians 1-0 thanks to a goal halfway through the second half. It was the second time these teams had met in three years. In 1976, the Liverpudlians had beaten Bruges 4-3 on aggregate in the UEFA Cup final.
    Your options: [ Club Bruges ] [ Anderlecht ] [ Standard Liege ] [ KV Mechelen ]
  From Quiz: So Close: Losing Finalists
40 At which stadium did the infamous final of 1985 take place?
Answer: Heysel

39 fans died before their team played the holders, Liverpool. The match took place regardless and finished 1-0 to Juve with a goal by Michael Platini, although the result was irrelevant. The disaster resulted in a 5-year ban on all English clubs from European competitions.
    Your options: [ Wembley ] [ Heysel ] [ Camp Nou ] [ Stade de France ]
  From Quiz: European Cup Finals
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