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1971 - Cardiff City 1-0 Real Madrid


By Peter Shuttleworth

10 March, 1971: European Cup Winners Cup quarter-final first-leg
Cardiff City 1-0 Real Madrid

Brian Clark secured immortal status at Ninian Park when his unforgettable winner beat the great Real Madrid side in Cardiff's finest hour in front of their own fans.

The striker's 31st minute header from teenager Nigel Rees's pin-point cross against the six-times European champions and most famous in the world sent an estimated 50,000 fans into raptures.

Cardiff could have scored more and the South Wales Echo proclaimed: "Whatever happens in Madrid, nobody can take anything away from the players for their wonderful show."

Just as well as the Bluebirds lost 2-0 in the return at the Bernabéu.


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