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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?
2. 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?
3. 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?
4. 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?
5. The greatest success in Greek football came in 2004 when the national team won the European title. But 33 years before that, a Greek club had an opportunity to give Greece a place in footballing history when they played the final of the European Cup. Which club suffered heartbreak at Wembley in 1971 losing that final?
6. 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?
7. The semi-final of 1979 saw some unusual names for European football. England was represented, as was Germany, but Nottingham Forest and Cologne were not as appealing as Liverpool or Bayern Munich. These two teams played each other. In the other tie Austria met Sweden. Austria was represented by FK Austria (from Vienna). What was the name of the Swedish side, which advanced to the final?
8. Like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich had a habit of breaking hearts of aspiring clubs. In 1974, another Spanish team tried but failed to become the (at that time) second Spanish Club to win the Europena Cup, the predecessor of the Champions League. Which club am I talking about?
9. In 1975 Bayern Munich struck again, winning back-to-back finals; this time at the expense of an English club. Which club was that?
10. In 1992 the European Cup was replaced by the Champions League. In its first year the clubs had to play qualifying rounds before a group phase decided who would get into the final. It became a Latin affair as Barcelona won one group. Who won the other, before losing to the Catalan club?
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