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3 memorable Champions League victories of Real Madrid

Real Madrid vs bayern 2014

Real Madrid saw a huge downturn in their fortunes since Zinedine Zidane left the club after winning his third consecutive European Cup. They finished behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid plus went out early of the Champions League as well.

Now that Zidane has returned to the club, we can expect to see huge improvements in the team for the next season. Therefore, it wouldn’t be wrong to avail mybet partner code and put your money on Real Madrid who plan to make some big signings very soon.

1- Real Madrid 4 Bayern Munich 0 (2014)

Bayern Munich had thrashed Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate in the 2013 Champions League semi-final, and later in the final, they had overcome their fellow Germans Borussia Dortmund to lift the European crown that season. Therefore, it looked like a big challenge for Real Madrid when Bayern was their opponent in the next year’s semi-final.

Although, what happened in that tie was quite unexpected for everyone. After winning the first leg, Los Blancos completely demolished the German side in the second encounter as well. First, Sergio Ramos punished Guardiola’s side for poor marking by heading home twice from set-pieces. Then, Cristiano Ronaldo inflicted further damage by scoring two spectacular goals in either half. For Real, this emphatic victory came at the Allianz Arena in front of 68,000 spectators.

2- Real Madrid 7 Frankfurt 3 (1960)

This match between Real Madrid and Frankfurt is considered by many as the greatest European Cup final of all time. At Hampden Park, in front of a 127,000 crowd, both sides gave a breathtaking display of attacking football. Real Madrid was chasing a record 5th European Cup title while Eintracht Frankfurt was hoping to register their first European trophy.

Both teams were high on confidence and both were in a destructive mood. Frankfurt had beaten Scottish champions Rangers by 12-4 aggregate score in the semi-final while Real had overcome their local rivals Barcelona by 6-2 aggregate.

When the match started, Frankfurt couldn’t match the fury of Real Madrid who struck so many goals. Both Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas gave a great display of their footballing skills, bagging seven goals between them. This way Real Madrid won their 5th European Cup.

3- Real Madrid 4 Atletico Madrid 1 (2014)

Real Madrid had been wandering in the European wilderness since their Champions League victory in 2002. In 2014, they had the chance to be among the European elite once again and fulfil their Decima dream when they made it to the final after outclassing Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich on the way.

Their Spanish opponents Atletico Madrid were a shrewd side under Diego Simeone who had a tendency of winning by defending 1-0 leads. For Simeone, everything seemed to be going according to plan in the first 90 minutes of the game. They had the lead through Deigo Godin’s header and they were defending resolutely to preserve that advantage. And then came the injury-time header from Sergio Ramos and the game turned on its head. Once the spell was broken, it didn’t take long for Atletico Madrid to crumble. In extra time, Bale, Marcelo, and Ronaldo all contributed to the destruction of Atletico Madrid, and hence Real Madrid won their 10th European crown.