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Down Wembley Way: looking back at London’s European Cup finals

This weekend is the sixth time that the final of Europe’s premier club competition has been held at Wembley. How well do you know your history?

SAME NAME, SAME place, different stadium.

Since the inauguration of the European Cup in 1956, the final of the top tournament in European club football has been held at London’s Wembley Stadium on five different occasions.

Though this weekend’s showdown marks the first time that the “New Wembley” will host the event, Manchester United and FC Barcelona will have fond memories of London – both sides won their first European Cups in the city in 1968 and 1992 respectively.

We take a look back at the five finals held under the famous “Twin Towers” on Wembley Way.

Down Wembley Way: looking back at London’s European Cup finals
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  • 22 May 1963: AC Milan 2-1 Benfica

    Source: S&G/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport
  • 29 May 1968: Manchester United 4-1 Benfica (aet)

    Source: S&G/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport
  • 2 June 1971: Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos

    Source: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • 10 May 1978: Liverpool 1-0 Club Brugge

    Source: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • 20 May 1992: Sampdoria 0-1 FC Barcelona (aet)

    Source: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

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Niall Kelly

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