Benfica 1 – 4 Manchester United


We’ve covered the first British team to win the European Cup, so here’s the first English one. And it’s a bit of a double-taker. In the sense that there were three goals in extra time. Like the 2014 final, if you remember that Real Madrid smash and grab. Considering Benfica contested a mind-shattering five European Cup finals in the 1960s, you would have to say that Manchester United couldn’t have been seen as anything but the underdog, especially on the experience front. But then if you’ve got Bobby Charlton and Georgie Best on your team sheet, you’re always going to be in with a shout. And shout they did. Incredibly, they wouldn’t do so again for another 31 years. In what was, I dunno, probably not memorable in the slightest.