UEFA European Championship – The site of the first final in Paris

The 1960 European Nations’ Cup was the first edition of the European Championship, and organized by UEFA. The first tournament was held in France.

The four teams that advanced to the semifinals were France, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. In the games, the Soviets beat Czechoslovakia 3-0 in Marseille, while Yugoslavia beat France 5-4 in Paris.

The stadium Le Parc des Princes, in its form from 1932 to the early 70’s

The first official final of the European Nations Cup took place at the Parc des Princes in Paris on July 10, 1960. Soviet Union won the match 2–1 after extra time. Yugoslavia opened the scoring through Milan Galić just before half-time, before Slava Metreveli equalised just after the interval. The match finished in a 1–1 draw after 90 minutes, with Viktor Ponedelnik scored the winning goal in extra time in the 113th minute.

The Soviets won the opening leg of the UEFA European Championship. To date, this is still the biggest Russian football in the country’s history and its only European title.

The stadium, with a seating capacity of about 48,000 spectators, has been the home of Paris Saint-Germain since 1974. Conceived by architect Roger Taillibert and Siavash Teimouri, the current version of the Parc des Princes officially opened in 1972. The stadium is the third to have been built on the site, the first opening its doors in 1897 and the second in 1932 / Image source

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