The play-off match of the semifinals for the Cup of Europe between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at the Stadium La Romareda, Zaragoza May 13.
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Background: The play-off match of the semifinals for the Cup of Europe between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at the Stadium La Romareda, Zaragoza May 13. A record crowd and fine weather added brilliancy to the event.
British Arthur Ellis was referee. Real Madrid: Dominguez; Miche, Santamaria; Lesmes, Ruiz, Zarraga; Koppa, Mateos, Di Stefano, Puskas and Gento. Atletico de Madrid: Pazos; Rivilla, Callejo; Mendiondo, Chuzo, Calleja, Miguel, Agustin, Vava, Peiro and Collar.
Sixteen minutes after the start Gento advanced, sent the ball to Mateos who in turn passed it to Di Stefano, to score the first goal of the afternoon.
Eighteen minutes from the start Peiro advanced from the right, centered against Dominguez; Santamaria and Vava dashed for the ball but both failed. Collar behind them linked a pass from the left and scored the equalizer. Real Madrid 1 - Atletico de Madrid 1.
Real Madrid harassed the Atletico's goal...Kopa tried but the ball was stopped by Atletico's goal-keeper...the ball went to Puskas feet. He shot rapidly, took Pazos unawares, thus scoring a second for Real Madrid.