The 1959 European Cup Final was played at the Neckarstadion in Stuttgart on June the 3rd, 1959 in front of 80,000 people. The crowd witnessed a re-match of the first final of 1956. Real Madrid of Spain and Stade de Reims-Champagne from France would once again claim the title of European Champions. Albert Batteux's team signed the exceptional goal scorer Just "Justo" Fontaine from Nice to make up for the loss of Raymond Kopa who had moved to Real Madrid the previous season. Fontaine was one of the top strikers of the world at the time and his scoring ability was demonstrated with France during the FIFA World Cup of 1958 in Sweden when he scored 13 goals. Fontaine's contribution in Reims reaching the second final in their history was significant since he had scored ten goals in six European Cup games that season. Real Madrid on the other hand, were reaching their fourth successive final. They were quite confident and strong even though Ferenc Puskas was injured and he could not help his team.
Minutes in the second half Alfredo Di Stefano sealed the match for Real Madrid. He received the ball outside the penalty area and scored with a nice long shot. It was the fourth successive European Cup final that Di Stefano found the net. Real was two goals ahead and the poor performance of Reims players did not produce many threats for Real. The match finished 2–0 to Real Madrid, winning their fourth European Cup in a row and beating Reims in final for the second time in four years, following the 1956 final. The trophy would stay in Madrid for one more year and at the time, no team in Europe seemed capable of beating the undisputed Champions of European Football.