On this day 3 June 1959 (Exactly 60 years ago) Real Madrid and Stade de Reims met at the Neckarstadion in Stuttgart in a repeat of the first ever European Cup final. The Whites came out on top , winning their fourth European Cup in a row and beating Reims in final for the second time in four years, following the 1956 final. Madrid dominated the match with goals by Enrique Mateos and Alfredo Di Stéfano
Stadium: Neckarstadion (Stuttgart)
Real Madrid 2 – 0 Reims
Enrique Mateos (2)
Alfredo Di Stefano (47)
Real Madrid Line-up : Domínguez, Marquitos, Santamaría, Zárraga, Ruiz, Santisteban, Kopa, Mateos, Di Stéfano, Rial and Gento.
Stade de Reims Line-up Colonna, Rodzik, Jonquet, Giraudo, Penverne, Leblond, Lamartine, Bliard, Fontaine, Piantoni and Vincent.
Referee: Albert Dusch (Germany).
On this day 3 June 1929 (Exactly 90 years ago) 19-Times Grand Slam Singles champion, Helen Wills Moody beat Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4) to win her second French Open Women’s Singles title.
On this day 3 June 1967 (Exactly 52 years ago) Roy Emerson beat fellow Australian Tony Roche 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for his 12th and final Grand Slam title
On this day 3 June 1972 (Exactly 47 years ago) American icon Billie Jean King won her only French Open singles title; beats Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3
On this day 3 June 2012 (Exactly 7 years ago) Tiger Woods claimed his 73rd PGA tour victory with a 2 stroke win over Andrés Romero & Rory Sabbatini in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village GC; equaled Jack Nicklaus’s record
On this day 3 June 2014 (Exactly 5 years ago) Hashim Amla became the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team.
Amla captained his side to a historic victory against Sri Lanka in his first Test series as captain.
On this day 3 June 2018 (Exactly a year ago) Golden State guard Stephen Curry broke Ray Allen’s NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers with 9 in the Warriors 19 point Game 2 win over Cleveland.
BY: GEORGE ‘Alan Green’ MAHAMAH