Ferguson, the last one who punished Madrid and 39 years ago!
One of the most difficult tasks is to beat Real Madrid in Europe, but doing it in a final is becoming a daunting task and almost legendary. The Whites have participated in numerous finals, but they haven’t lost one since the 1980s. Liverpool were the last to beat them in the European Cup in 1981, but the last to beat the Whites in a continental final was Sir Alex Ferguson . With Manchester United? No, he did it with Aberdeen.
The Scottish club was the third club ‘Fergie’ coached after East Stirlingshire and St. Mirren. This arrived in 78 and signed a historic era. With him, they won a Drybrough Cup, four Scottish Cups, a League Cup and two of the biggest trophies in their history: the European Cup Winners’ Cup against Real Madrid and the European Super Cup against Hamburg.
The Scots reached the final after beating Tottenham, Bayern and Genk. Madrid left the Hungarian Ujpest, Inter and Austria Vienna on the way. Ferguson’s Aberdeen and Alfredo Di Stéfano’s Real Madrid met at the Nya Ullevi in Gothenburg.
Eric Black opened the scoring for the Scots and Juanito equalized for the Whites. In extra time, John Hewitt caused Real Madrid to lose their last European final for 39 years.