Wembley Stadium was inaugurated on April 28, 1923 and was demolished on October 7, 2000. In its place the so-called “New Wembley” was built in 2002. These are the best finals that these stadiums have hosted:
Milan 2-1 Benfica
Milan won their first Champions Cup at this stadium in a frenzied match in which they beat Benfica. To date, the Italians have already accumulated seven European Cups.
Mexico 2-1 Brazil
Wembley also hosted the final of the 2012 Olympic Games in which the Mexican team beat the Brazilian by striking the bell and achieving Olympic gold.
Manchester United 4-1 Benfica
In this case, it was Manchester United in the third match of the final that was the team that managed to win its first championship of this magnitude. As happened in the final that Milan won, the defeated rival was Benfica.
Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos
The Dutch team managed to win the European Cup in this mythical London stadium. The Greek team was not enough to stop the attacks of an Ajax that would begin little by little to rub shoulders with the greatest in Europe.
Liverpool 1-0 Bruges
With this result, the English team won its second European Cup and its third title at the European level. As expected, it was the first time that Brujas reached the final of this important tournament.
Barcelona 1-0 Sampdoria
Ronald Koeman’s famous free kick allowed Barça to win the first edition of the UEFA Champions League. At that instant price the curses of Barcelona in the European finals would end.
Germany 2-1 Czech Republic
The German team, which eliminated the English in the semifinals, emerged as European champions after beating the Czech Republic 2-1.
BVB 1-2 Bayern
The Germans’ duel fell on the side of the Munich in a frenzied round-trip final that could go either way. In the last minutes Arjen Robben put Bayern second on the scoreboard and ended the dream of Dortmund.
Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United
We are talking about what is surely one of the best finals in the history of football. Guardiola’s Barça offered a show available to very few teams in history and managed to beat Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United.
England 4-2 Germany
The English achieved in 1966 their only title in the history of international football in that World Cup that they played at home. To this day it is still the most important final that Wembley Stadium has hosted.