Man United 1 Real Madrid 0
Manchester United 1 Real Madrid 0, Old Trafford, UEFA European Cup Semi-Final First Leg, April 24, 1968. Manchester United emerged 1-0 winners against Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid courtesy of a goal from Northern Ireland international George Best nine minutes before the half-time signal.
Manchester United had beaten Hibernians, Sarajevo, and Gornik Zabrze to reach the UEFA European Cup Semi-Finals, while Real Madrid had defeated Ajax, Hvidovre, and Sparta Prague to get there. Manchester United enjoyed plenty of decent scoring opportunities early on but, but the hosts failed to find the net. The winning goal finally arrived six minutes past the half-hour mark when Brian Kidd fed the ball out to John Aston whose pass found George Best who unleashed an unstoppable shot past Betancort and into the back of the net in front of a 63,000 crowd at Old Trafford. Kidd should have scored in the second half, but his effort went over the crossbar and the game ended with a narrow 1-0 win for the home side. Manchester United Team: Alex Stepney, Tony Dunne, David Sadler, Francis Burns, Paddy Crerand, Nobby Stiles, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Brian Kidd, Denis Law, John Aston. Substitutes: None. Real Madrid Team: Betancort, Jose Luis, Zunzunegui, Pirri, Sanchis, Gento, Gonzalez Ruiz, Velazquez, Zoco, Miguel Perez, Grosso. Substitutes: None.
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Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in a UEFA European Cup Semi-Final Second Leg encounter watched by 65,000 spectators Old Trafford on the 25th of April 1957.