Real Madrid & European Cup

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Royal Madrid Football Club), commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. The Uefa Champions League known simply as the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. 5.0/5

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Real Madrid parade European Cup on bus tour after returning home.
It is also Real Madrid's 27th appearance in the Final Four of the Champions League or European Cup, more than any other…
One of these men scored the winner v. Real Madrid in a European Cup Final. The other didn't.
Members of Real Madrid, winners of the first UEFA European Cup in 1955-56. They beat Stade de Reims Champagne 4-3.
Allardyce? Was he not at Newcastle before he went to Real Madrid and won the European Cup just before he taught Jesus how to walk on water?
MADRID, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Real Madrid players had little idea what the European Cup was when the record winners played their first
Real Madrid basketball has achieved the third Treble in its history (League, Cup and European Cup): 1964-65, 1973-74, and …
Real Madrid's basketball team becomes the first European team to win the quadruple: Super Cup, League, European Cup an…
This time in 1956, Real Madrid became the first team to win the European Cup, beating Stade Reims 4-3.
AC Milan's Juan Schiaffino scores in the 1958 European Cup Final in Brussels but Real Madrid won 3-2
Liverpool won the 1981 European Cup vs Real Madrid in Paris. Alan Kennedy & Phil Thompson in the 1st picture.
On this day, 1 year ago, Cristiano Ronaldo won his 1st European Cup with Real Madrid.
VIDEO- On this day, Real Madrid's ninth European Cup was won.
A Real Madrid v Barcelona European Cup Final would be something else entirely.
EUROVIEW - GRAHAM HUNTER: Ancelotti may have beaten Atletico to win a 10th European Cup for Real Madrid, but their rivals have exacted
1950s - Real Madrid beat Man Utd 5-3 on aggregate (3-1, 2-2) in the Semi Final of the European Cup in 1957.
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Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso eyes treble after winning European Cup with Liverpool and Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014, earning the title of world's best football player for a third time. He beat Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and four-time winner Lionel Messi in a vote of national team captains and coaches from FIFA's 209 member countries, plus selected journalists. Ronaldo retained football's highest individual honour after scoring 61 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal last year. His record tally of 17 in a Champions League season helped his club win an unprecedented 10th European Cup title.
Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level. A thrilling title race in La Liga, home to the world's best player Cristiano Ronaldo and his great rival Lionel Messi, made it the envy of the rest of the continent, while Spain took a clean sweep of the European trophies and Real Madrid are in line to cap it all by becoming club world champions. More than anyone else, it was a year to remember for Real, who finally won the European Cup for an unprecedented 10th time, ending a 12-year obsession with 'La Decima'. After years of frustration since Zinedine Zidane's stunning volley in Glasgow secured their ninth European Cup in 2002, and more than a billion euros spent in the transfer market by president Florentino Perez, Carlo Ancelotti's side beat city rivals Atletico 4-1 after extra time in a pulsating final in Lisbon in May. It was so nearly a night ...
Proud to be a Madridista, this is our English translation for La Decima song: Hala Madrid y nada mas (Hala Madrid and nothing more), tichikwapaidza hedu madinga tichingoti Hala The history you've made the history you'll make! Because no one can resist your willingness to win! The stars are now coming out! My old Chamartín... (1) From far away and from nearby you gather us all here! I wear your shirt right next to my heart! The days you play are everything I am! "The Arrow" is running! (2) My Madrid is attacking! I am struggle! I am beauty! The cry I learned: Madrid! Madrid! Madrid! Hala Madrid! (3) And nothing more! And nothing more! Hala Madrid! Comments: (1) The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium was formerly called "Chamartín Stadium", because it is located in Madrid's Chamartín District. (2) Refers specifically to "la saeta rubia" ("the blond arrow"), a nickname given by journalists of the time to Alfredo DiStefano, an Argentinian-born, mythical footbal player who won 5 European Cups with Real Madrid. Prob ...
On15 May 2002 Real Madrid won their ninth European Cup after defeating Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow 2-1 with goals from Zidane and Raúl.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have between them won the past six world player of the year awards, face opposition from Germany’s World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the short list announced by FIFA on Monday. Ronaldo, who is the present holder of the title having also won it in 2008, scored a record 17 goals in a Champions League campaign as Real Madrid went on to win their 10th European Cup last term. Messi, the only player to have won the award four times, failed to win a title this year either with Barcelona or Argentina, although he was integral in his country reaching the World Cup Final where they lost 1-0 in extra-time to Germany. The 27-year-old did pick up the consolation of player of the tournament. Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring. AFP PHOTO Neuer, who was outstanding in goal for Germany and for Bayern Munich as they won the domestic double, would be only the second goalkeeper to win the award, which is announced on January 12 in Zurich, after t ...
After Lionel Messi’s incredible feat of breaking two-all time goal scoring records in the space of four days, we take a look at five records that may never be broken. Edwin van Der Sar’s clean sheet record Manchester United’s towering Dutch goalkeeper, Edwin van Der Sar went 1331 minutes without conceding a goal in the 2008/09 Premier League season That season he managed to keep 21 clean sheets and to keep that kind of defensive record again in modern football may prove impossible… Francisco Gento’s Champions League winner’s medals Real Madrid legendary winger, Francisco Gento, boasts the record for the most Champions League/European Cup wins by any player, and has won it more times than most clubs… Six conquests of the completion is a remarkable feat, and he also holds the joint record of eight with Paolo Maldini for appearing in the most finals (eight). For this record to ever be replicated will not be easy. Pele’s career hat-tricks Brazilian legend, Pele, scored an astonishing 92 hat-tr ...
What Makes Jose Mourinho Different From Others? “Mourinho is the world’s best manager.” – Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid and ex-Machester United player. One of the only five managers to win European Cup with two different clubs and the winner of the first FIFA Ballon d’oR Best Coach Award, Jose Mourinho, has been regarded as the best manager of his age. The Portuguese coach has so far lead Chelsea to the top of the table amazingly this season. After all, he’s not the ‘Special One’ for nothing. The 51-year-old is the youngest among his other leading counterparts in Premier League including Arsene Wenger, Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini, but has experienced more successful stints with various clubs than any other manager. ‘Winners don’t do different things; they do things differently.’ Jose Mourinho, like every successful person, possesses some special qualities crucial for achieving success. But what makes him different from the others? Some will say he was born with the understa ...
Carlo Ancelotti, with 11 wins, 15 aims to Muñoz and Mou Madrid, if he wins, will qualify for the knockout. Benzema and Cristiano have scored in the first three days. The Portuguese need one goal to equal Raul. Winning at the Bernabeu. Only 11 visiting teams have won a European Cup match at the Santiago Bernabeu and four of them managed to do it twice: Ajax (0-1 in 1973 and 0-2 in 1995), Rome (0-1 in 2002 and 1-2 in 2008), Bayern (2-4 in 2000 and 0-1 in 2002) and Juventus (0-1 in 1962 and 0-2 in 2008). Liverpool, who won in 2009, today could be the fifth club to this list. Ingleses. Apart from Liverpool, just another English team has won in the field of Real Madrid in continental competitions: was Arsenal in the Champions 2005-06 (0-1, goal from Henry). The full balance of the 14 official visits to the Bernabeu English teams, seven home wins, five draws and two wins away. Madrid scored 27 goals and conceding 13. In Spain. English teams have won 20 games in European competitions on Spanish soil, a figure e ...
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti - "I followed Liverpool from 1984 when I faced them with Roma in the European Cup Final and we lost on penalties. ''It's always been a club that make me emotional. 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is incredible. No one sings it the way Liverpool fans do." Ancelotti added - "I remember how they sang it at the end of the first half in Istanbul. Incredible. One of the memories which had the biggest impact in my career. "When we play I will go out early at Anfield because I want to hear fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone.' It gives me so much emotion. I go on the internet and I listen to it and I make friends watch it. It's really unique. Really. "I was surprised they were singing at half-time. For an Italian it was a shock. But they are real fans. In Italy if you're losing 3-0... it's not that they jeer you - they throw stones at you. "I don't think it was fundamental for the Liverpool comeback but it helps.
It's LIVERPOOL vs REAL MADRID tonight !! am (ist) Uefa Champions League Group Stage! Liverpool and Real Madrid are built on their European Cup history!!! but unlike in 1981 the Reds are now plucky outsiders rather than peers of the Spanish giants! What's your prediction friend's?
I can't wait for tonight me! Real Madrid in the European Cup... This is what it is all about!! L.F.C.
As Liverpool prepare to take on Real Madrid, ex-Reds defender Alan Kennedy recalls beating the Spaniards in the 1981 European Cup Final.
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Real Madrid have only played once in Bulgaria.They beat Levski Sofia 0-1 in the 1st round of the 1979/80 European Cup.
Real Madrid are the side with the highest number of European Cup appearances The Whites will start their 45th European Cup campaign against Basel, having won the competition 10 times.
Real Madrid have won all their home games against Swiss teams They have played against teams from the country in the European Cup, the Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Cup.
Real Madrid are Champions League favourites, says Lahm The former Germany international says the club's summer outlay, which included the signing of Toni Kroos from Bayern, makes them the side to beat in Europe Sep 15, 2014 00:02:19 Bayern Munich skipper Philipp Lahm believes that Real Madrid enter this season's Champions League as favourites after winning the competition last year. The Bundesliga champions were beaten 5-0 on aggregate by Carlo Ancelotti's side at the semi-final stage, despite having won the tournament the previous term. The 30-year-old feels that the Spanish side will be the team to beat once more but is determined to add to his one winners' medal in the European Cup before he calls it a day. "The club have strengthened an already-excellent team with a lot of money," he told Kicker. "Real are certainly the team to beat. I want to win this trophy again. Whether with the squad we have this season or in the new three years, I want a shot at the title." Bayern begin their bid to win the Cham ...
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How do Real Madrid keep £500m of talent happy? 11 August 2014 Updated 13:44 GMT By Andy West - Spanish football writer Superstar trio Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale will all be major goal threats 2014 Uefa Super Cup Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: 12 August Kick- off: 19:45 BST Under normal circumstances, Gareth Bale would expect to be the centre of attention when he makes a triumphant return to Cardiff as a European champion on Tuesday. Having scored a crucial extra-time goal to send Real Madrid on their way to a dramatic Champions League final victory over neighbours Atletico in May, the Welsh forward is now hoping to help his team start the new campaign with another trophy as they face Europa League winners Sevilla in an all- Spanish Uefa Super Cup final. Manager Carlo Ancelotti led Real Madrid to their 10th European Cup success last season However, Real Madrid are certainly not a "normal" club, and a hectic summer of transfer activity at the Bernabeu has ensured Bale will have t ...
Carlo Ancelotti's goal for AC Milan against Real Madrid in the European Cup Semi Final 2nd
Real Madrid have been named as the world's most valuable sports team. The Spanish giants, who won a 10th European Cup in May, are the most valuable sports team in the world, according to Forbes magazine, worth an estimated $3.44 billion (£2bn). Los Blancos,sit ahead of eternal rivals Barcelona and Manchester United, who sit second and third respectively. Barcelona, are valued at $3.2bn, while Unitedrank at $2.81bn. Major League Baseball side the New York Yankees are fourth, valued at $2.5bn, with the NFL'sDallas Cowboys in fifth place, worth $2.3bn. Forbescalculates the value of each team based on equity, debt and stadium deals. American Football teams make up 60% of the top 50 slots - claiming 30 places - despite the Oakland Raiders falling out of the top 50. Football clubs also featured in the top 50 are Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and AC Milan. .=aziz=
Real Madrid players are clearly not performing like European Champions in the World Cup
In 1966...England won the World Cup. In 1966...Real Madrid won the European Cup. In 1966...Austria won the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1966...Atletico Madrid won the Spanish League. In 1966...The FA Cup Final was won by a team coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2. The last four mentioned above have all happened again in 2014!! Clutching at straws??? Maybe. Oh, and Roy Hodgson just happens to be 66 this year too!
Best Footballers Who Never Played At The World Cup - Some players achieve greatness for their clubs but never have the opportunity to represent their country at the highest level. This usually happens because their country failed to qualify or, as in the case of one German in this list, because of his disputes with his national football association. How would a World Cup have been remembered if Di Stefano, Weah, Best or Schuster had played? We will never know. 1. George Best The incomparable Best played only 37 times for Northern Ireland and scored an unimpressive 10 international goals, but won two league titles and the European Cup with his beloved Manchester United while lighting up British football like no other before or since. Voted European player of the year in 1968 after helping United lift the European Cup, Best was the complete footballer. The man the Spanish media lauded 'El Beatle' after running Real Madrid ragged at the Bernabeu Stadium in the semi-finals of the European Cup, had supreme bal ...
Cristiano Ronaldo has once again showed this season that he is, quite simply, the best. The Portuguese footballer has ended his fifth year with Real Madrid as the top goalscorer in the five Big Leagues. With 51 scores in 47 games, he is the only player to reach the half century. He is followed by Ibrahimovic and Messi, with 41 goals. In the season in which he was awarded the Ballon D'or, Cristiano has maintained his extraordinary average of over a goal a match. In the Liga he finished top goalscorer with 31, despite missing eight games. And in the Copa Del Rey he contributed to his team's title with three goals. Breaking records in the Champions League His statistics in the European Cup deserve a special mention. With 17 goals, he beat the record for a single competition. After scoring nine in the Group Stage, he found the net in the three knock-out rounds on the way to the final. In Lisbon he scored the final goal of the season before lifting the Tenth. It was goal number 51 from a player of unprecedente ...
PLAY LIKE REAL MADRID In soccer it appears that whatgoes around comes around. The domination of the well-drilled tiki taka possession teams has been so expertly picked apart in recent times that counterattacking football has made a major comeback. Possession, we now know, isn’t everything.Jose Mourinho gave a master class with Inter Milan back in 2010, taking apart Louis van Gaal’s Bayern Munich side, but nowhere has the countering technique been better executed than at Real Madrid in the past few months.First there was the resoundingwin over Barcelona in the final of the Copa Del Rey, with a galloping Balegoal that has seen him nicknamed the Road Runner. Then there was the 4-0 demolition of Bayern, the heaviest defeat their coach, Pep Guardiola, has ever endured in European football. It seems Real’s quest for a 10th European Cup trophy, La Decima, is within their grasp.would make them even more vulnerable. With the pace of Ronaldo, Di Maria andBale, Real possess a counterattacking mechanism that tr ...
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Real Madrid and their fans were still in a partying mood one day after winning their 10th European Cup title. Los Blancos returned from Lisbon to the Spanish capital and proceeded to celebrate their title at their home stadium. more visual news updates, don't forget to follow us on Instagram: cctvenglish
World's newspapers and medias Spain Marca : “An epic Tenth title. Real Madrid fight back after taking the match into extra time in the 93rd minute with a historic goal from Sergio Ramos". AS : "Faith brings Madrid their Tenth. The Tenth had to be special and it was." La Razón des : "European greats for the tenth time. The result was a fair reflection on the two teams in the final". Germany Bild : "crazy match. 4-1 from 0-1. Bale and Ronaldo struck against Atlético in extra time". United Kingdom The Guardian : “Gareth Bale inspires Real Madrid's extra-time barrage to crush Atlético”. The Daily Mail : “The Prince of Wales is crowned the King of Europe”. The BBC : “RM win their tenth European Cup in Lisbon”. Portugal “The Tenth was in Lisbon”. Italy “Ancelotti at the top of Europe. Bale, Marcelo and Ronaldo seal the match after a Ramos goal that took the match into extra time”. Croatia "Real Madrid win a historic Tenth. Luka Modric, the eighth Croat at the top of Europe". Argentina " ...
Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid win their 10th European Cup as they finally overwhelmed arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in a compelling Champions League final in Lisbon. The emphatic scoreline after extra time does no justice to the drama that unfolded at Estadio da Luz as Atletico stood moments from winning the trophy for the first time only to end exhausted and well beaten. Diego Godin capitalised on an error from Real's veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas to give Diego Simeone's newly crowned La Liga champions a first-half lead, one they protected with fierce intensity until 90 seconds from the end of five minutes of stoppage time when Sergio Ramos headed in Luka Modric's corner.
Real Madrid are CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE! They defeat Atletico 4-1 in extra time and win their 10th European Cup
1966: Austria win Eurovision, Atletico Madrid win La Liga, Real Madrid lift the European Cup... Could it be...?
Just because of that 5 mins stoppage time changed the direction of the wind towards Real Madrid..!! Well planned attacking game and consistency of each players led the club for their 10th in history.! Never forget the master mind behind this victory, Carlo Ancelloti. Halla Madrid..!! Congratulations to Atlethico Madrid as well for their performance as they only sustain strong for the first 90mins...! Anyway they have done a good job as well being the underdogs but winning the La Liga and reaching out to be the finalist in a European Cup championship...!! Football is real funny game which so much of twist and dramas indeed it's great watching..! :-)
Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid: Gareth Bale nets crucial goal as Real seal Champions League success Atletico looked to have sealed a sensational double but Carlo Ancelotti's side secured 'La Decima' after Sergio Ramos' injury-time leveller Just five years after being Tottenham’s reserve ­left-back, Gareth Bale has achieved legendary status among the Galacticos. The Welshman headed the ­decisive goal as Real Madrid won their long-awaited 10th European Cup in dramatic fashion. And the shy kid, who once had his lugs pinned back during his Spurs days, was lifting Old Big Ears in Benfica’s Stadium of Light. Real had trailed until the 94th minute, when Sergio Ramos nodded an injury-time equaliser to break the hearts of the Spanish champions. But the most ­expensive footballer on the planet struck from close range after Atletico’s Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois could only push an Angel Di Maria effort up towards him. And Real gave the scoreline the unfairest of looks when a Marcelo strike and a Cristi ...
CONGRANTS TO REAL MADRID FOR WINNING 2013/14 UCL. Real Madrid secured a 10th European Cup when they snatched a stoppage-time equalizer by Sergio Ramos before extra-time goals by Gareth Bale, Marcelo and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave them a 4-1 win over Athletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday in Lisbon Portugal.
Ojja kuwulira!!! Guwedde: Real Madrid 4(1) - (1)1 Atletico Madrid. **Real Madrid came from behind to claim the Champions League crown in extra time at the expense of Atletico Madrid. **Diego Godin profited from an Iker Casillas error to head Atletico in front after Gareth Bale had fired wide. **Real fought back after the break and Sergio Ramos finally broke Atletico's resolve in the 93rd minute. **Bale put Real in front before Marcelo scored a third and Cristiano Ronaldo added a penalty to seal victory and a 10th European Cup for Real.
12 Noon Houston, Texas 5/24/2014 first ever European Cup Final to be contested by two teams from the same city takes place on Saturday as two sides from the Spanish capital head over the border to Lisbon. It is a big moment for both as Real Madrid look to win their 10th European Cup in their history, which would put them three clear of the nearest challengers in Milan. This is a moment the club have been waiting for since 2002 and none of the fans would have expected to have had to wait over a decade to have another chance to win the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti can also make history by becoming the second manager to win three European Cups after Bob Paisley and it would just continue the love affair with the competition for the Italian who also won two European Cups as a player. Real Madrid couldn't quite hang on to their title challenge in Spain, but the feeling has been that the club have focused on this game ever since they beat Bayern Munich in the Semi Final. It has been a strong Champions Leag ...
What a great day of sport on Sky. Two Super Rugby matches, Stade Francais v Wasps in the EPCR playoff final, QPR v Derby in the playoff final, Toulon v Saracens in the Heineken Cup Final and then Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid in the European Cup Final. Not leaving the armchair today.no change there then.
Alonso: I still feel part of LFC family As his current team stand on the threshold of a 10th triumph in the European Cup, former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has reiterated his enduring affection for the Reds, Anfield and more. The 32-year-old bewitched Kopites during his five years on Merseyside, exhibiting every pass, through ball and defence-splitter in the book courtesy of his sublime technique and vision. In total, the Spaniard made 210 appearances for the club, registering 19 goals, as he helped Rafael Benitez's charges claim glory in the Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup one year later. Though he said his goodbyes half-a-decade ago, Alonso's reverence for the Reds and the crucial role his spell in England played in his personal development has not waned in the slightest. "Liverpool was a very important part in my football career," the Real Madrid star told beIN SPORTS. "Especially when we played at Anfield, we achieved great things and we had great nights in Anfield. "There is a passion a ...
1956: Real Madrid fans at Madrid's airport waiting for Real Madrid to arrive after winning the first European Cup
Aspecial feature that brings you closer to the history of the nine European Cups won by Real Madrid.
Real Madrid and Atletico only have met once in continental competition. It was in the semifinals of the European Cup 58/59
Atletico Madrid OR REAL MADRID, WHO WINS TODAY IN LISBON? Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are clubs with contrasting identities and very different fates when it comes to European elites football competition, the UEFA CL. Historically, Real Madrid have long been seen as the establishment club. On the other side, the Rojiblancos were always characterized by a sentimiento de rebeldía, a sense of rebellion. Going into today's final at the ESTADIO Da Luz (Stadium of Light) in Lisbon today, Atletico Madrid has showed remarkable strength and can upset the Meringues in Lisbon, haven't lost any game in this year's competition. Real Madrid on the other hand with the danger man Cristiano Ronaldo have done fantastically well this season and writing them off in the game against Atletico Madrid would amounted to analytical error. While Real Madrid is in pursuant of their tenth Champions League trophy, Madrid Goalkeeper, Iker Casillas Fernandez is also pursuing his tenth final victory for both club and country. While ...
Special with all the history behind Real Madrid's nine European Cups. Relive historical matches and... Let's win the Tenth!
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo says Saturday's Champions League final against neighbours Atletico Madrid is a game all 'Madridistas' have been dreaming about. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti will attempt to succeed where the likes of Jose Mourinho, Fabio Capello and Manuel Pellegrini failed on Saturday by finally ending Real Madrid's wait for a 10th European Cup in Lisbon. Ancelotti is Real's 11th coach since they last conquered Europe back in 2002 under Vicente Del Bosque and the club's quest for 'La Decima' (the 10th) has increasingly turned into an obsession for the big-spending Spanish giants. Ancelotti has already done better than some of the biggest names in the game by getting Real back into the final - the first time they have graced the showpiece since Zinedine Zidane's famous volley saw them beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at Hampden 12 years ago. However, the Italian knows that is only part of the battle, with all Real fans now desperate for the club to get their hands on the trophy again. Ronald ...
Real Madrid could lift their 10th European Cup on Saturday the 24th of May in Lisbon. But to have gotten to this point, Real Madrid have been on an unforgettable journey of success by winning nine other European Cups, that we relive on a special microsite that will appeal to all football fans. From the comeback against Stade Reims in 1956 to Zidane's precious volley in Glasgow, via the four Puskas goals against Eintracht and Raúl's run in Paris: the best and most attractive of Real Madrid's European triumphs on one page. - 1955 - 1956 The First European Cup : A legend is bornThe great comeback : Real Madrid4  vs. 3 Stade de Reims Parc Des Princes, Paris, France, Wednesday the 13th of June 1956 The European Cup was officially inaugurated on the 4th of September 1955. The idea, which was spawned by French newspaper L'Equipe and supported by UEFA, was to host a competition in which the best teams on the continent would meet every year. Real Madrid, a club that whole-heartedly backed the competition from i ...
Did you know that 'when' Real Madrid wins the UCL final tomorrow, it will be their 10th European Cup and it would mean that they’ve won more than Manchester United, Juventus and Barcelona COMBINED?! *hehehe* Now you know!
Real Madrid is the only club to have kept a European Cup by winning it five times in a row. 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1965-66 1997-98 1999-00 2001-02
My apprentice can't remember the last time Real Madrid won the European cup when zidane scored in the final... God I'm old
Saturday night promises to be one of world football's classic battles as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid face off in Lisbon, Portugal. Both sides have been superb in the Champions League this season and thoroughly deserve their places in the final. Atletico enter as the new champions of Spain after their draw in the Camp Nou, while Real will be looking to win yet another European Cup and further their reputation as the continent's most successful club side. Here, I have taken my time to look at both teams' recent form and the key battles that will decide the destination of the Champions League trophy. Both Madrid teams have felt the heat and pressure of the last few weeks of the season, struggling to produce their best form. Atletico's dogs-of-war approach has suffered, with the team only managing one win in their last four games. Recent draws against Barcelona and Malaga were just enough to earn them the La Liga title and get them over the finish line, but two points from a possible nine is hardly the fo ...
Real Madrid we are with you in Lisbon, our support is with you guys we want the EUROPEAN CUP back home . Hala Madrid
Dominic Fifield: Carlo Ancelotti guided Real Madrid to a Copa Del Rey triumph this season but could be shown the door if he fails to win a 10th European Cup on Saturday
Saturday 24th in Lisbon Portugal will be the 1st Final in either the European Cup or Champions League to be played in Lisbon since Celtic beat Inter Milan 2-1 at the National Stadium on May 25, 1967 to become the first British and northern European club to lift the European Cup.It will be the 59th Final since the competition started in 1954-1955 Season, bt it wil be Real Madrid,s 13th final having already played 12 won 9 and lost out on 3 Occasions against Intermilan 3-1 in 1963-1964, Benefica in 1961-1962 5-3 and Liverpool in 1980-1981 1-0. For Atheletico DeMadrid l 1st final in 40years since they lost out to Bayern Munichen in 1974 of Udo Lateck 4-0 after the 1st leg 1-1 as it ended.BUT so many Atm fans think dat Luis Arragonis who was their captain dat year and jst passed a way this year will walk by them to win it.
Champions League trivia: On 6th February, 1958, Manchester United lost 8 players and 3 members of support staff in the Munich air disaster. 2 more players were so injured that they never played again while manager Matt Busby needed long period of convalescence to get back into coaching again. In spite of this, United reached the European Cup semis and had a shock win over AC Milan at the San Siro but were outclassed 0-4 in the return leg Semi Final. Real Madrid who won the title that year, proposed that the trophy be awarded to United. Red Star Belgrade, the team United had played before boarding the ill fated flight also supported the move. Sir Matt Busby would lead United to their 1st ever European Cup triump 10 years later with Sir Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes two survivors of the disaster who were member of the winning team. Foulkes scored a crucial equalizer in the Semi Final against Real Madrid while Chalrton hit 2 goals in the final vs. Benfica
“8 More Days for La Decima: Start Believing Madridistas” The last time Sevilla won the Europa League, Carlo Ancelotti's team won the Champions League (AC Milan). On the last three occasions 1998, 2000 and 2002 that Madrid won the Champions League, a French player scored in the semi-final for Madrid. For the seventh title, it was Christian Karembeu, eighth was Nicholas Anelka against Bayern and ninth was Zizou against Barca. Fast forward to this year, another French player in Karim Benzema scored for Real Madrid in the semi-final of the competition; the only goal at the Bernabeu in the first leg of semi-final tie b/w Real and Bayern. On top of this, leaving aside the consecutive league titles won in 1956-57 and 57-58, part of the golden age that yielded five straight European Cup triumphs, Real Madrid have had a real problem combining success in 'La Liga' and the Champions League. Since then, 'Los Blancos' have struggled to fight on both fronts, as evidenced by the last three times they lifted 'Old Big ...
WHO WILL NEUTRALIZE GUTTMAN CURSE? The curse of Bela Guttman continues as Benfica lost their eight consecutive Euro final in 51 years. The defeat via penalties to Sevilla in the Europa League final tonite means further misery for the Portuguese club who have been haunted by the curse placed upon them by their former manager in 1962. Guttman, a Jewish Hungarian footballer and coach who died at the age of 82 in 1981, was hugely successful during his three-year period at Benfica, winning two European Cups, two Portguese league titles and one Portuguese cup. But after leading his team to victory in the 1962 European Cup Final over a Real Madrid, Guttman felt his success deserved a pay rise. The board of directors at Benfica didn't take too kindly to his request and turned it down before sacking him. An angry Guttman - billed as 'the original Jose Mourinho' for his self-confidence and personality - responded by uttering the words which have haunted Benfica ever since: 'Not in a hundred years from now will Benf ...
The last time Austria won Eurovison was 1966... Real Madrid won the European Cup, Atletico Madrid won La Liga & England won th…
Florentino Perez says Real Madrid "will fight to the death" to claim their 10th European Cup against Atletico later this month.
Florentino Perez: 'Real Madrid will fight to the death for tenth European Cup' - Sports Mole
Manchester United MAKE GUARDIOLA INQUIRIES BEFORE CONFIRMING VAN GAAL Bayern boss Pep Guardiola's future is far from certain after a tumultuous week and the Reds are yet to rule out making a move for his services. The Bayern Munich manager has challenged the German giants with what amounts to a ‘back me or sack me’ outburst following their midweek 5-0 aggregate Champions League semi-final exit to Real Madrid. Despite steering Bayern to a run-away Bundesliga title Guardiola, a twice European Cup winning coach with Barcelona, has been stung by criticism from Munich’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer. Beckenbauer claimed that ‘Bayern are not right’ and last month said that Guardiola risks ‘boring the fans’ with his passing style of football.Guardiola has responded: “The club must decide if the coach is the right one for the club. I won’t change my opinion about the club and the people who work here after one defeat. “I feel like a part of the club and will do my best with my ideas unt ...
Eight knockout wins in 16 years - Arsenal are serial Champions League failures. Arsene Wenger prides himself on his side’s long run of successive appearances in the last 16, but their record in the knockout stages is abysmal Since the rebranding of the European Cup in 1992, just six clubs have participated in the Champions League Group Stages more times than Arsenal; Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, AC Milan, Porto and Tuesday's opponents Bayern Munich. Given that the Gunners didn’t enter Europe’s premier club competition until 1998, this represents a significant achievement. Furthermore, only Man Utd and Real Madrid have registered more successive Champions League appearances than Arsenal’s 16 consecutive campaigns from 1998-99 to 2013-14. And with United failing to make it out of their pools in both 2005-06 and 2011-12, only Madrid better Arsenal’s 14 years of uninterrupted progression from the opening group phase. "[Our record] provides a massive satisfaction,” Arsene Wenger beame ...
Real Madrid will be looking to win their 10th European Cup, while Atletico will be looking for their first.
Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid will be the 1st time in European Cup history that the final will be contested by 2 clubs…
Real Madrid knocked Bayern Munich out of the semifinals the year they went on to win their 8th European Cup. Believe. ht…
Real Madrid V Bayern Munich; Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben and 4 Other Key Players that could be Decisive in this MEGA Champions League Encounter. the second time in three years Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will face off in the Champions League semifinals, beginning with the first leg at the Bernabeu Tonight. For both teams, the tie presents the penultimate challenge toward accomplishing an unprecedented feat. Bayern Munich, already crowned German champions, are looking to become the first club to retain the European Cup in the Champions League era, while Real Madrid are still seeking a much-coveted 10th title to cement their legacy as the most successful club in the competition’s history. Here are six players who could play a key role in deciding the outcome of the first leg in the Spanish capital.
Gareth Bale: "When I was 10 or 11 I became part of Real Madrid, when I saw the 9th European Cup with Zidane's goal." htt…
Some nice facts. Please don't be a fool to miss this post, read it whole. Fact-1: Teams to qualify for the Champions League semifinal: Real Madrid, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich. The draw for the semifinal will be held tomorrow. Fact-2: Record: Real Madrid have now reached the semifinals of Champions League 25 times in total, more than any other club. Fact-3: Real Madrid in 18 years Champions League: 197 games, 113 wins, 39 draws, 45 losses, 406 goals scored, 221 goals conceded. Fact-4: Champions League semifinals this season will be held on: Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23 (first leg); and Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 (second leg). Fact-5: For the first time since 1959, two teams from Madrid have qualified for the European Cup. Real Madrid went on winning the European Cup the last time two Madrid teams qualified for the semifinals. Fact-6: Real Madrid next games are on and against: 12/04- Almeria, 16/04- Barcelona, 27/04- Osasuna, 04/05- Valencia, 07/05- Real Valladolid, ...
Champions League semifinalists: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea & Atletico Madrid, who'll play first European Cup …
Borussia Dortmund GIVE REAL MADRID A Champions League SCARE BUT FALL SHORT Wednesday 9 April 2014 = Real Madrid edged past Borussia Dortmund despite slumping to a 2-0 defeat to advance to the Champions League semi-finals and stay on track for a tenth European Cup Final victory. Two first-half goals by Marco Reus, both coming from Real mistakes, gave Dortmund a deserved lead as Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who had a penalty saved in the 17th minute, were left mesmerised by the German club’s frantic pace. Real, with the top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo left on the bench due to a minor knee injury, saw their 3-0 advantage from the first leg almost evaporate in a disastrous first half for them. “That was too much suffering and I think it was deserved,” said the goalkeeper Iker Casillas. “But from time to time it’s good to have this kind of wake-up call that reminds us it’s not always easy, and especially not in the Champions League. “It is better that it happened in this game than in the decisive match ...
PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN V CHELSEA Chelsea's participation in these high-quality quarter-finals begins tonight in the French capital. Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton commence their tale of two cities… TALKING POINTS Jose Mourinho's first European outing as manager of Chelsea was against Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes in September 2004. This is the Parisiens' second appearance since then in Europe's elite competition, which Chelsea of course won in 2012. Only five other clubs from capital cities - Real Madrid, Red Star Belgrade, Steaua Bucharest, Benfica and Ajax - have lifted the European Cup and Laurent Blanc's Qatar-backed crew are widely tipped to join our select group. It is up to Chelsea to make them down and out in Paris and London over the next week. We meet up again with a couple of old boys: central defender Alex, and Claude Makelele who excelled in that stunning 3-0 victory for the Londoners a decade ago and is now PSG's assistant coach. F ...
DISCLAIMER: If you are one those jokers who be like "oh my gosh, people be starving, imprisoned and dying and you are talking about football", please move on and do not read the rest of this update :-) For those football fans (including united) coming out with the rectal excrement about how Alex Fergerson was given time when he took over United and therefore we must give Moysey time, then my response to you is that *He has had ENOUGH time* David Moyes took over a championship winning team. . Fergerson didn't. He replaced a multiple championship winning backroom staff with a team who haven't won anything and Phil Neville, a coaching newbie. Fergie was an established young manager who had broken the old firm duopoly (first time ever) and had beaten Real Madrid to win a European Cup so there is absolutely no comparison between Moyes and Ferguson other than being Scottish and staying with a club for over ten years. This guy is inept. He's totally clueless and should have never been appointed. . As I said in M ...
Real Madrid and Barcelona clash in a Clasico encounter with much more than just pride on the line as the race for the Primera Liga crown enters the final stretch. It was Barca who earned bragging rights in the reverse fixture in October as Neymar and Alexis Sanchez secured a 2-1 win at the Nou Camp, although it is the Galacticos in the driving seat this weekend as they sit three points clear at the top of the standings. In fact, Carlo Ancelotti's men enjoy a four-point lead over the Catalans, who are third in the table and one point below Atletico Madrid, who they will face in the Champions League quarter-finals. A Madrid win would, therefore, hoist the Spanish giants seven points above the defending champions and six clear of Atletico, who are only in action 24 hours later, against Real Betis. On the team news front, the hosts, who come up against Borussia Dortmund in the last-eight of the European Cup, are unlikely to have Karim Benzema available this weekend as he struggles with a hamstring strain. Jes ...
Many of Europe's classic sides have been built upon a core trio of key players and Goal takes a trip down memory lane to recall some of those famous link-ups By Miles Chambers Real Madrid have the most expensive attacking trident on the planet this season following the €100 million signing of Gareth Bale. The Welshman has often played on the right flank, with €94m man Cristiano Ronaldo on the other, while Karim Benzema - who cost €41m in 2009 - marauds through the middle. In the short space of time that the trio have played together they have already proven that they are a deadly combination, most notably scoring two goals apiece in their 6-1 Champions League drubbing of Schalke in the opening leg of their last-16 tie. They have since earned the nickname 'BBC' among Blancos fans and pundits alike. Ahead of Madrid's second leg clash at the Santiago Bernabeu, Goal looks at 10 classic trios that have starred in the European Cup or Champions League... Di Stefano, Puskas & Gento (Real Madrid) Alfredo Di ...
The 1966–67 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Celtic for the first time in the final against Internazionale, who eliminated defending champions Real Madrid in the quarter-finals. They were the first British team to win the cup and also the only Scottish team to ever win...
Forget the SAS! Real Madrid have the BBC & they have scored 70 goals this season!-- Real Madrid scored six goals at Schalke on Wednesday evening and their front three have developed a nickname we will be hearing plenty of in the coming weeks. Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo make up the BBC and they are undoubtedly a front three that could go on and win the 10th European Cup for Real Madrid. After last night’s goal fest, the BBC have 70 goals between them. Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed 36 of them. Karim Benzema 20 – not bad considering he is hardly even considered a “Galactico” and Gareth Bale has notched 14. Schalke away was the fourth time this season all three Real Madrid forwards have scored in the same game but was their largest total haul so far.
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Tonight, Manchester United play their 250th game among Europe’s elite against Olympiacos at 10:45pm.No English club has featured in more European Cup or Champions League matches than the three-time winners of the competitions, whose appearance record is bettered only by Real Madrid (365 matches) and Bayern Munich (282) and matched by Barcelona (249). Zenit Petersburg will also take on Dortmund 8pm. Manchester City skipper, Vincent Kompany says the memory of their shock FA Cup Final defeat last season will motivate them for the Capital One Cup final with Sunderland this weekend. Jose Mourinho says Samuel Eto'o has no reason to be upset after private comments about Chelsea's striking options were made public. Mourinho was caught in conversation explaining that Chelsea did not have anyone to score goals.He joked that Eto’o was probably older than 32 and hinted that an ideal solution may be to sign Radamel Falcao because the Colombian deserved a bigger audience than he had a ...
MILAN – This is what former rossoneri striker Josè Altafini had to say to the Milan Channel yesterday: “My first victory in Naples against Napoli was a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Danova. They’re in trouble right now, but they’re a competitive team. It seems to me that Milan are regenerated. I like Balotelli as a player. He can become one of the best in the world. To my captain and former room-mate, Cesare Maldini, I wish him many happy returns. I have great memories of him. He was a leader and he passed this tradition onto his son Paolo. I get goose bumps when I think about Cesare Maldini lifting the European Cup at Wembley. We also played together in the Italian national team. It’s with great pleasure that I wish him a happy birthday. A player of today that I would like to play with? Kakà because he is a fantastic athlete. I was sorry to see him on the bench at Real Madrid and lose his place in the Brazilian team. Pato also had the characteristics to become a great player and I hope he can ...
THOSE WHO COMPARE MOYES TO SAF READ THIS - SAF WAS A WINNER BEFORE HE JOINED UTD AND THERE WAS A REASON TO GV HIM TIME/ OR BE PATIENT WITH HIM. European success Ferguson led Aberdeen to even greater success the following season (1982–83). They had qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup as a result of winning the Scottish Cup the previous season, and impressively knocked out Bayern Munich, who had beaten Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 in the previous round. According to Willie Miller, this gave them the confidence to believe that they could go on to win the competition,[41] which they did, with a 2–1 victory over Real Madrid in the final on 11 May 1983. Aberdeen became only the third Scottish team to win a European trophy and Ferguson now felt that "he'd done something worthwhile with his life".[42] This was followed up with victory in the European Super Cup in December 1983, when Hamburg, the reigning European Cup champions were beaten 2–0 over two legs. Aberdeen had also performed well in the league ...
Florentino Perez: Here at Real Madrid we're a title winning club. Maybe we are a bit obsessed with the 10th European Cup.
Sir Alex Ferguson is 72 today. Which Scottish club did he lead to victory in the 1983 European Cup Winner's Cup, beating Real Madrid?
Busby years (1945–1969) In October 1945, the impending resumption of football led to the managerial appointment of Matt Busby, who demanded an unprecedented level of control over team selection, player transfers and training sessions.[23] Busby led the team to second-place league finishes in 1947, 1948 and 1949, and to FA Cup victory in 1948. In 1952, the club won the First Division, its first league title for 41 years.[24] With an average age of 22, the media labelled the back-to-back title winning side of 1956 "the Busby Babes", a testament to Busby's faith in his youth players.[25] In 1957, Manchester United became the first English team to compete in the European Cup, despite objections from The Football League, who had denied Chelsea the same opportunity the previous season.[26] En route to the semi-final, which they lost to Real Madrid, the team recorded a 10–0 victory over Belgian champions Anderlecht, which remains the club's biggest victory on record.[27] A stone tablet, inscribed with the im ...
Round of 16 Manchester City will play Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16, while neighbors Manchester United have been drawn against Olympiakos. Victors over fellow German side Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in the 2012-13 final, the reigning Bundesliga champions return to London to tackle Arsene Wenger's high-flying Gunners at the Emirates Stadium in the first leg of a spring showdown. Real Madrid are targeting a 10th European Cup and must get past Schalke, whom they visit in February, while last season's runners-up Dortmund are in Russia to meet Zenit St Petersburg. Barcelona, winners in 2009 and 2011, travel to big-spending Manchester City, who finished second to Bayern in Group D after stunning the Germans with a 3-2 win in the last pool game. Seven-time European champions AC Milan welcome ambitious Spaniards Atletico Madrid to the San Siro and cash-rich Paris Saint-Germain head to Germany to face Group A runners-up Bayer Leverkusen. Didier Drogba prepares to meet his old Chelsea team-mates as ...
ARGENTINE'S MOST IMPORTANT GOALS FOR BARÇA Ten Decisive Messi Moments 1st May 2005 – His first goal for Barça. Messi was brought on for Eto'o with three minutes remaining against Albacete, wearing the number 30 shirt. He scored with his first touch, but the goal was disallowed. Then in stoppage time, after a similar move, Ronaldinho lifted the ball over two defenders and Messi chipped it into the net for his first Barça goal. 10th March 2007 – Hat-trick against Real Madrid. He starred in one of the most exciting Barça-Madrid matches in history. Messi scored three times, including a late equaliser to salvage a 3-3 draw. 18th April 2007 – Goal against Getafe. Messi's stunning solo goal, that saw him beat five opposing players before firing past Abbondanzieri, sent shockwaves around the world of football as the Argentine star rose up a level. 1st February 2009 – Goal 5000 in La Liga for Barcelona. Messi wrote his name in the Barcelona history books by scoring the club's 5000th goal in the league. ...
With Helenio Herrera as manager, a young Luis Suárez, the European Footballer of the Year in 1960, and two influential Hungarians recommended by Kubala, Sándor Kocsis and Zoltán Czibor, the team won another national double in 1959 and a La Liga and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup double in 1960. In 1961 they became the first club to beat Real Madrid in European Cup competition, but lost 3–2 to Benfica in the final.[34][35][36] The 1960s were less successful for the club, with Real Madrid monopolising La Liga. The building of the Camp Nou, completed in 1957, meant the club had little money to spend on new players.[36] On the positive side, the decade saw the emergence of Josep Maria Fusté and Carles Rexach, and the club won the Copa del Generalísimo in 1963 and the Fairs Cup in 1966. Barça restored some of its former pride by beating Real Madrid 1–0 in the 1968 Copa del Generalísimo final at the Bernabéu, in front of Franco, with former republican pilot Salvador Artigas as manager. The end of Franco's d ...
Quinta del Buitre and seventh European Cup (1980–2000) By the early 1980s, Real Madrid had lost its grasp on the La Liga title until a new batch of home-grown stars brought domestic success back to the club.[27] Spanish sport journalist Julio César Iglesias gave to this generation the name La Quinta del Buitre ("Vulture's Cohort"), which was derived from the nickname given to one of its members, Emilio Butragueño. The other four members were Manuel Sanchís, Martín Vázquez, Míchel and Miguel Pardeza; all five footballers were graduates of Real Madrid's youth academy.[28] With La Quinta del Buitre (reduced to four members when Pardeza left the club for Zaragoza in 1986) and notable players like goalkeeper Francisco Buyo, right-back Miguel Porlán Chendo and Mexican striker Hugo Sánchez, Real Madrid had one of the best teams in Spain and Europe during the second half of the 1980s, winning two UEFA Cups, five Spanish championships in a row, one Spanish Cup and three Spanish Super Cups.[28] In the ear ...
What Posh Spice can teach us about marketing As a little girl she said to her mum “I want to be as famous as Persil Automatic”. Not a princess, not a film star, not a pop star. A brand. Before most of us even knew what a brand was. That was highlighted recently in Alex Ferguson’s book. Ferguson said David Beckham could have been a truly great footballer. But he fell in love with Posh Spice and that changed everything. “David was the only player I ever managed who chose to be famous, who made it his mission to be known outside the game.” Although he didn’t know it, he’s referring to her building a brand. Suddenly, while the rest of the team were being photographed in jeans, Beckham would be wearing a sarong. And it would be all over the front pages of the national press. On the front pages, unlike Ferguson and the team. While the back pages would feature Manchester United’s European Cup results, the front pages would feature David Beckham’s new Mohican haircut. He became the first metrose ...
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Clasico fever! 10 amazing facts about Barcelona vs Real Madrid... by can never have too much of a good thing, at least not where El Clasico is concerned. Here are the top 10 amazing fact 1. There have been 221 Clasicos since the first recorded match between the teams on 13 May 1902. 2. Though outshone by their Catalan counterparts in recent years, Real Madrid have the lion's share of Clasico wins across history, with 88 victories to Barcelona's 86. 3. Despite being among the most decorated clubs in international football, there has never been a European Cup Final featuring Barcelona and Real Madrid. 4. El Clasico is traditionally the second most widely watched domestic tie in football, with only the Uefa Champions League final attracting more television viewers. More than 400m people are estimated to have watched Los Galacticos' title-deciding win at the Nou Camp last April, where 780 media professionals from 31 different countries provided global coverage of the game. 5. Though 21 players have moved from ...
Hampden Park -1960, on the day of the fabled European Cup Final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 1960–61 European Cup was the sixth edition of European cup (currently Champions League). Real Madrid having won the first five trophies were overwhelming favorites coming into the tournament but they were handed a shock defeat in the first round by X. X went to the finals but ultimately lost to Y, who became only the second team to win the European cup breaking Madrid’s dominance. Y then went into win the next edition too and narrowly missed their third straight title after losing to Milan in 1963 final. Y’s success is mainly attributed to their prolific forward Z. Z joined Y as a 18-year old from his home country U after a Brazilian footballer spotted him and recommended to Sao Paulo who rejected him. Z couldn't play for his home country U since it was the overseas territory of W. In the Semifinal of 1966 WC,a young footballer V was given the tough task of marking Z and V succeeded by nullifying Z in most part of the game. Real Madrid legend Di Stefano rated Z as the best player of all time. U- ...
Several other talking points from the weekend's Premier League action. What would Sky's reaction been if Luis Suarez had handled in our first goal and not England international Daniel Sturridge? Is the British media's love affair with "The Special One" on the wane after his wholly predictable rant about Vertonghen? Seeing Torres so wound up was a reminder of the Real Madrid players state of mind in every Classico during Mourinho's tenure. Southampton are a very good side under Spanish coach Potchotino, West Brom also look good under Scottish coach Clarke as do Everton under Martinez. Where are the promising young English coaches? The last English manager to win the European Cup was good old Scouser Joe Fagan who was also the last to win the top division title apart from Howard Wilkinson who got lucky in 1992. No English manager has lifted the Premier League trophy.
Real Madrid celebrate winning the European Cup for the fifth consecutive time in 1960
Messi sparkles, Chelsea shocked Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat. Messi took his tally to 62 Champions League goals and became the first player to score more than four Champions League hat-tricks, while also netting his 24th such treble for Barca. A day after Cristiano Ronaldo hit three in Real Madrid's 6-1 thumping of Galatasaray, Messi reminded everyone who is still the four-time reigning Ballon d'Or winner. Despite boasting eight European Cup and Champions League crowns between them, Barcelona and Ajax had never met before their Group H encounter at the Nou Camp. And typically it was a dazzling display from Messi that got the 2009 and 2011 winners off to the ideal start. And the diminutive wizard dedicated the victory to Barca coach Gerard Martino, who will fly home to Argentina to attend his father's funeral. "It was a special game. It is a shame what has happen ...
By Bryan Quinn | 17/09/13 CELTIC have been voted the 11th greatest club side of all time in a special poll by FourFourTwo magazine. Ominously, though, three of the top four places have been taken by their Champions League group rivals Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax. The Dutch side of 1965-73 take top spot while the Italian giants of 1987-91 are second. Barca of 2008-11 come in fourth behind their great rivals Real Madrid of 1955-60. The Liverpool side of 1975-84 are fifth on the list with Jock Stein’s Hoops aces of 1965-74 coming in behind the Torino side of 1945-49. In a specially-conducted poll for the magazine’s October issue points were awarded for success, style, entertainment, individual brilliance, presence and a legacy to leave a lasting imprint on the future of the club. The magazine organisers were satisfied the Amsterdam side of the Johan Cruyff and Johan Neeskens era ticked all the boxes while acknowledging other teams worldwide have had more trophy success. Celtic, who won a European Cup, n ...
Champions League Real Madrid aim to be kings of Europe again If Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, football's most expensive duo, can produce the brilliance that prompted Real Madrid to invest £166 million in, the Spanish giants could finally land their 10th European Cup this season. The 59th season of Europe's elite club competition begins on Tuesday with Bayern Munich defending their title boosted by the signing of Mario Goetze from last season's runners-up Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona looking for a fourth crown in nine seasons. The managerial landscape has changed with Alex Ferguson, in charge of more Champions League games than any other coach, having left Manchester United and Jose Mourinho having ended his spell at Real for a second stint at Chelsea. Real have replaced him with another double Champions League-winning coach in Carlo Ancelotti and the Italian's job will be to make sure new recruit Bale fits into his team. The Wales winger's world record £86 million move from Tottenham Hotspur ear ...
Champions League 2013-14: 10 things we are looking forward to Moyes at Manchester United, Guardiola at Bayern, Ancelotti at the Bernabéu, Mourinho at Chelsea, and Benítez at … Napoli? It's all change, but the Champions League is back So just how special are you this time, José? José Mourinho has spent the first few months since his return to Chelsea stressing how he is overseeing a young team in transition, as if offering the world a reminder that any silverware claimed this term should constitute a bonus rather than a necessity. Yet, as a manager who has claimed all the domestic trophies on offer, the chance to claim a European Cup for the London club will be enticing. It would be his third, after those won with Porto and Internazionale, and he would surely delight in achieving at Stamford Bridge what he could not quite manage with Real Madrid. Chelsea appear to have a formality of a group, and will remember what can be achieved in this competition against the odds after their own triumph in 2012. ...
REALY! REAL MADRID Vs CHERRIES AHH UNREAL !Cherries: Football giants Real Madrid to play at Dean Court 4:00pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013 in Cherries News By Ian Wadley Picture Adam Davy/PA Wire CHERRIES have confirmed that they will host a prestigious match against world-famous football giants Real Madrid at Dean Court later this month. Chairman Eddie Mitchell revealed that household names including Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Özil and Kaka were all in line to face Cherries as part of a star-studded team. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Echo, Mitchell said a 70-strong delegation from the Spanish big guns would jet into Bournemouth Airport ahead of the July 21 fixture. Real Madrid, who will be staying in a local hotel, have agreed to lock horns with Eddie Howe’s Championship new boys after a month of discussions with Cherries. The nine-times European Cup winners will begin their pre-season schedule in a mouth-watering game which Cherries have dubbed a “celebratory exhibition match” to mark their p ...
Barcelona should sell Lionel Messi. So said Johan Cruyff earlier this week, claiming the Catalan club cannot accommodate both the Argentine and summer signing Neymar in the same side next season. Back in the real world, however, Barca fans need not worry: selling Messi is as far from anyone's mind at Camp Nou as changing the club colours to all white. Cruyff's opinions seems strange: his own Barcelona side was filled with superstars such as Hristo Stoichkov, Romario and Michael Laudrup and, although problems did arise, this was usually in conflict with the coach himself. And that team - the Dream Team - went on to achieve great things, becoming the first Barca side to clinch a European Cup (in 1992) and winning four straight Liga titles (between 1991 and 1994) following a prolonged period of dominance by Real Madrid. On Sunday, with Messi missing, Barcelona fans will be given a glimpse of their latest Dream Team as new man Neymar and Dani Alves of Brazil square up to Spain's nine Blaugrana representatives ...
It is the story that just won't go away. Wayne Rooney's proposed departure from Manchester United keeps making headlines, and this week some of United's closest rivals have made their interest known. United manager David Moyes and Rooney are yet to sit down and discuss the future, but the question now arises: Will they ever get the chance? The odds on Rooney transferring to Real Madrid have been slashed by the bookmakers, who know a thing or two about probability, and a Ladbrokes spokesman said on Friday: "Plenty have backed Rooney for a Real switch at big odds. The gamble is showing no sign of stopping." - Limbert: Higuain is worth fighting for - Usmanov backs Rooney to Arsenal - Juve upbeat over Higuain transfer Football fans across Europe will remember the way United's No. 10 linked up beautifully with Cristiano Ronaldo in the European Cup-winning season of 2008. Ronaldo is, of course, now at Madrid, and Rooney would no doubt relish the size of the challenge that awaits at the Bernabeu. Madrid presiden ...
Superb goal scored by Carlo Ancelotti for his club Milan in a European Cup game against Real Madrid. As a player, Carlo Ancelotti played for Parma, Roma and ...
Real Madrid have confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti is to replace Jose Mourinho as their Head Coach and the Italian has signed a three-year contract. A dual European Cup winner as a player for AC Milan, Ancelotti also coached the Italian club to Champions League glory in 2003 and 2007, as well as the Serie A title in 2004. He has also coached at Juventus, Parma and Reggiana, and enjoyed a successful stint with Chelsea, who he led to the Premier League-FA Cup double in 2010. He has been a leading candidate to replace Mourinho since announcing in May that he wanted to leave the Parc des Princes after 18 months in charge. A Real statement read: "Carlo Michelangelo Ancelotti will be the coach of Real Madrid next season. "The Italian has experienced success in every country where he has managed and arrives in the Spanish capital after being named coach of the season in France. "He has won practically everything in the ambit of international football (two Champions Leagues, two European Supercups, one World Club Cu ...
Real Madrid named Carlo Ancelotti as Mourinho successor.He will be presented to the public tomorrow.The we called 'Ancelo Magic' is very familiar with the pressures of managing great clubs in Europe.He has managed Juventus,AC Milan,Chelsea and PSG.Ancelotti is one of only six people-along with Miguel Munoz,Giovanni Trapattoni,Johan Cruyff,Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola-to have lifted the European Cup as both a player and Coach.This is wishing Ancelo Magic Success at the most Successful Football Club in Europe!
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arch Manchester United Full Name: Manchester United Football Club City: Manchester Founded: 1878 Stadium: Old Trafford (76,000) Colors: Red, White, Black Previous Names: Newton Heath L&YR (1878-80), Newton Heath (1880-1902) Introduction: Manchester United represent the only football club in the world with an honest chance at challenging Real Madrid for the title of "biggest club in the world". While they can't match the Spanish side's record haul of European Cup and Champions League titles nor their impressive number of domestic titles, they can surely challenge (and probably surpass) Madrid in the popularity and name recognition department. From humble origins as a railway workers team, the Red Devils have evolved into a hugely successful football club with trend- setting business acumen that is rarely outside the spotlight. Old Trafford: The stadium is located near the Old Trafford cricket ground in the borough of Trafford, on the. southwest side of Manchester just outside the city limits. The Red Devil ...
There are mixed messages coming out of Real Madrid these days. On Monday, club president Florentino Perez told Spanish program Punto Pelota he believed star attacker Cristiano Ronaldo would “end his professional career at Real Madrid,” adding that the side would soon “win La Decima (a 10th European Cup) with Cristiano.” (Goal.com) On Tuesday, however, Portuguese publication A Bola claimed Ronaldo would not be renewing his contract, which expires in 2015, as the 28-year-old felt he had been treated poorly by the Madrid board. (Marca) That same day, his seven-bedroom house in La Finca appeared listed on the real estate website Promora.com with an asking price of €5.4 million, reigniting rumours of a summer transfer to Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain. (Eurosport) Naturally, Ronaldo may have merely decided to sell a property and buy a new one, but given his persistent refusal to agree to a new pact at Madrid as his current one enters its second-to-last year, there would seem to be more to h ...
Mourinho to prove himself again (Submitted by Sports Journalist) Jose Mourinho intends to prove himself as the 'Special One' all over again following his return to Chelsea after six years away. The Portuguese coach completed the formalities of a second stint in charge of the west London club on Monday after his exit from Real Madrid. He has penned a four-year deal. Mourinho had been headhunted by the Blues after guiding Porto to Champions League glory in 2004, and would lead Chelsea to successive Barclays Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006 - not to mention the FA Cup and League Cup twice - before then leaving after his relationship with owner Roman Abramovich broke down and they parted company, officially by mutual consent. Since then, Mourinho has gone on to claim European Cup glory again with Inter Milan and took Real Madrid to the Spanish title in his second season at the helm. However, the 50-year-old maintains he cannot rest on his laurels if his beloved Chelsea are to again become the dominant f ...
RONALDO WILL RETIRE AT REAL MADRID.PEREZ Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will retire from football whilst still a Real Madrid player. Perez has been re-elected Madrid President unopposed and begins his new mandate on Tuesday. In the meantime, he has reaffirmed his conviction that the former Manchester United player’s future lies at the Santiago Bernabeu. We want a Madrid that is based on Cristiano. I can assure you will win our 10th European Cup with him. Cristiano has two more years left on his contract, we want him to retire here and I think that is what he is going to do. He is the best player in the world so he needs to be the best paid in the world, Perez told the Punto Pelota programme. The Portuguese skipper had said he is unhappy at Madrid, raising doubts about his Santiago Bernabeu future.
This Saturday night, Liverpool FC Legend Alan Kennedy is at Newquay AFC in an evening of football chat and comedy. A rare chance to meet Alan Kennedy the Liverpool Legend who played 359 times for "The Reds" as left back between 1978 and 1986. Alan won the European Cup twice and who can forget that dramatic winner in Paris against Real Madrid in 1981. With Alan telling stories of successes on the pitch and some stories from the changing rooms with names changed to protect the guilty, it is bound to be a lively, memorable and entertaining evening that awaits all football fans, whoever you support. Tickets £10 and include a set from Comedian Stewart Masters. Here is a review, - Stewart Masters is more from the Jack Dee rather than the Lee Evans school of performing, his trump card is some great material and the ability to get in sync with his audience very quickly. He's clearly popular down in the West Country and not without good reason. Tickets £10 from Peter Butterly on 07814 747147
GOD ZEGENE ARJEEN ROBBEN.. :D Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich: Arjen Robben still splits opinions Robben looks likely to leave Bayern after the final but would love to sign off with victory to make amends for last year’s loss.. It was the kind of advert to make you look twice. Firstly, because the footballers were wearing leather shorts and drinking beer. Secondly, because among those doing the drinking was Arjen Robben. The image Robben has in Munich is of a man apart, who, according to Bayern’s great grey eminence Franz Beckenbauer, glories in his own selfishness. Before last year’s European Cup Final there were stories of on-field spats with Thomas Müller and of Franck Ribéry punching him in the dressing-room after the semi-final against Real Madrid. He was accused of not being a team player, of going over to the stands to celebrate his goals with his wife, Bernadien, rather than with the rest of the squad. During Bayern Munich’s press day last week prior to today’s Champions League final ...
“A scouser's got his hands on it now, they'll not see that again” Ron Atkinson when McManaman lifted the European Cup with Real Madrid
VIDEO: Man Utd's Best beats Real in '68: Watch Manchester United take on Real Madrid in the 1968 European Cup ...
Lionel Messi has rarely been accused of failing to deliver in big games, having scored in two European Cup Finals, but after subdued performances against AC Milan and Real Madrid, questions are being asked. The four-times World Player of the Year and leading scorer in one of the greatest club teams of all time, was a shadow of his usual self at the San Siro in a Champions League last-16 first leg last week, when Barcelona slumped to a 2-0 defeat. Do you really think he is dropping the ball? Please share your views
Does anyone remember the 1960 European Cup Final between Real Madrid and Eintract of Frankfurt. This was by far the best Final I have seen[Beside Liverpool Milan 2005] the reason being as there was no fouls committed in this game,Real Madrid ran out 7-3 winners with the great Puskas grabbing 4 and Di Stefano grabbing 3, Gento playing brilliantly. Though I did not see this game live but did see a tape of it when I was 9 in Primary school in Liverpool, our Sports teacher put it on before we had really important school football match, I remember his words well, "This is the way Football should be played", it all inspired us to a win by 4-0.
The only precedent between Real Madrid and Barcelona over two legs with the first leg 1-1 in either Cup, Super Cup and European Cup, was
- Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has revealed that he wants to sign Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. - Southampton admit they are powerless to stop Jason Puncheon making a free-agent move to Newcastle in the summer. - Roberto Mancini has told Manchester City - stick with me and I'll win you the European Cup. - Zinedine Zidane ran the rule over Tottenham star Gareth Bale as Real Madrid plan a move for the 23-year-old Welshman. - As well as Edinson Cavani, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is also interested in landing Atletico Madrid hitman Radamel Falcao in the summer transfer window. - Arsenal are thought to be at the head of the queue chasing Torino's Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna. - Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony is set to move to Serie A, despite interest in the Ivory Coast frontman from Premier League sides Liverpool and West Ham United. - Reading defender Adrian Mariappa says he made the right decision by turning down a move to Wigan Athletic. - Rising star Ben Davies watched from the ...
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United are reaping the benefit of showing patience with the club's young, developing players. Goalscorer Danny Welbeck, defender Jonny Evans and, in particular, young Spanish goalkeeper | David De Gea | were all outstanding performers in United's impressive 1-1 Champions League draw at Real Madrid in midweek. The trio have developed into key members of a squad that has the slight upper hand in their last 16 European tie - with a second leg to come at Old Trafford - possesses a 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League and faces Reading in the last 16 of the FA Cup on Monday. -Massey
Ian Hawkey in Issue Three (crucially before Chelsea's triumph in Munich) "But there's one curious feature of the European Cup, in its older guise and its new one. For all the tournament rewards huge capital expenditure, it eludes clubs from most major capitals... other than Ajax, no side from a non-totalitarian capital (if we include in that definition such clubs as Real Madrid and Benfica whose position was secured under a dictatorship) has ever won the Champions League." Discuss.
Real Madrid and Manchester United leave press with mixed emotions The Champions League clash at the Bernabéu put writers in ebullient mood, with even complaints about the ref at a minimum By Sid Lowe The Guardian, And so to Manchester with mixed emotions. At one end, David De Gea; at the other, Robin van Persie; and between them a fascinating, shifting match in which so much happened and so much more could have happened. From that karate kick save to Xabi Alonso clearing off the line, a post and a bar, one each, and a standing ovation for Ryan Giggs, described in one Spanish newspaper as "a living legend". A result in which anything can still happen. "It's in the air," ran Marca's cover. The "it" in question is Cristiano Ronaldo – head, shoulders, and waist above Patrice Evra. "It" is the tie, too. Surely it is better this way. Post-game at the Bernabéu, as the fans headed on to the streets, felt a bit like pre-game did: there was still excitement, expectation – this was fun, and there's another one ...
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Yesterday there were two consecutive matches in eighth Champions League final. The hit single queue Real Madrid draw at home to Manchester United 1-1, and the meeting of two revelations of the tournament Shakhtar Donetsk draw at home to Borussia Dortmund 2-2. At the Santiago Bernabeu giants clashed: 9-fold, respectively, and 3-times European Cup winners. MU has been running for 20 minutes after a corner Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck head, which is not guarding either Sergio Ramos or sensational recently took a 20-year-old Raphael Varane (played instead of Pepe, who has only recently recovered from an injury). Diego Lopez, replacing Iker Casillas (injury), scored yesterday 18th match in the Champions League (in 2008, playing in Villarreal, in the aggregate of MU had never allowed himself to be overcome). "Royal" brought before the break to tie the paramount head of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has used a great cross from Angel Di Maria. MU manager Alex Ferguson to watch CR7, who in the league in the colors of M ...
Real Madrid vs Man Utd Man Utd are the only team to avoid defeat in a European Cup 1st leg at the Bernabeu and still be eliminated (2000). Jose Mourinho has won six of his 15 competitive encounters with Alex Ferguson (seven draws and two defeats). De Gea is the first Man Utd keeper to have more saves in a CL game since Van der Sar against Barça in Wembley (8). Khedira has created more chances than any other player in this night game, his best record in the CL. -Yash
Aston Villa and Real Madrid: two former European Cup winners now struggling to defend corners.
- 0 - Three of Manchester United's last four Champions League games away in Spain have ended 0-0. - 404 - Manchester United have made fewer unsuccessful passes than any other team in the Champions League this season. - 3 - Man Utd have conceded exactly three goals in five of their eight European Cup matches against Real Madrid. UK!
Man Utd vs Real Madrid Predictions around Europe.. At the draw for this season’s Champions League round of 16, one tie stood head and shoulders above the other seven. Manchester United and Real Madrid, with a dozen European Cup successes between them, are among the favourites to win another Champions League title every passing season, but in 2012-13 only one will see the last eight after they were paired in the first wave of knockout fixtures. The latest meeting of two of European football’s superpowers, another round in the managerial battle between Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho, and the sight of Cristiano Ronaldo lining up against his former employers, has everybody talking ahead of Wednesday’s first leg. But who will come out on top? We asked our continental cousins for their predictions and analysis, and you can read who Europe thinks will advance to the quarter-finals – including the opinions of both the British and Spanish Eurosport offices. +++ Christopher Hemscheidt – Eurosport Ger ...
FOR ALL MAU.UTD FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD, THIS NICE PIECE WUD INTEREST U, BELIEVE ME, I FOUND IT INSPIRING! WE CAN WIN AT MADRID TODAY COZ WE' VE DONE IT BEFORE.GGMU! ‘We’re Manchester United, let’s have a go at them!’ By Eurosport | Pitchside Europe – 7 hours ago Greetings from Madrid. It’s not warm in mid-winter in Europe’s highest major capital, but the atmosphere in the Santiago Bernabeu will be tonight, with 75,000 home fans and 5,000 United faithful. Manchester United have met Real Madrid four times in competition, twice under Sir Matt Busby, twice under Sir Alex Ferguson. Madrid eliminated United in three of those four ties, never more than by a single goal on aggregate. The one time United progressed was in 1967-68. Paddy Crerand played in both games. He still travels to every European Cup match and remains full of life. In 2007, I spent four months with Paddy ghosting his autobiography ‘Never Turn the Other Cheek’. We’d chat for hours, one of the most memorable being when he re ...
Man Utd boss Ferguson: Jose Mourinho will better my record. Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson believes Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will finish his career the most successful of all time. "I think it is very possible. He's won the European Cup twice with two different teams. He's won the Europa League, the Treble in Milan... He haswon a lot of trophies for a young man and it's possible he could beat my record." SR
The cloak of European football's history was draped over the Bernabeu as Jose Mourinho renewed old Champions League acquaintances with Sir Alex Ferguson in Madrid.     A wintry chill swirled around the famous old arena where Bobby Charlton lay on the turf and wept tears of joy and relief in May 1968 when Manchester United took a giant stride to fulfilling their mission to those who died in the Munich air disaster 10 years earlier by overcoming Real Madrid to reach their first European Cup Final.   Ferguson, ever aware of United's past, wants to add another chapter to their European glories but finds a club and a coach determined to ensure the Scot does not pass what he calls "the acid test" in Madrid on Wednesday.       Madrid want "La Decima" - a 10th triumph in Europe's elite tournament - to restate some of their superiority over their great Catalan rivals Barcelona. Mourinho wants it to take his own place in history as the first coach ever to win the tournament three times with three different ...
Winning Real Madrid's 10th European Cup is José Mourinho's last goal | Sid Lowe Winning his third Champions League and his employer's 10th will probably not save his job but it will define the Head Coach's legacy in Spain He would not say so, at least not publicly, but José Mourinho probably agreed with his captain. This time, they surely saw eye to eye for once, not least because they had to. "If finishing 25 points behind Barcelona in the league means winning the Champions League, I would sign now," Iker Casillas said, exaggerating for effect. That was in December; two months later it could become a reality, simultaneously seductive and troubling. Real Madrid are third, 16 points behind Barcelona. This has been a tense, conflictive and unsuccessful season – so far. Mourinho long since declared the league "impossible". There remains a Copa Del Rey semi-final, second leg but its importance is relative. What really matters is the Champions League. Mourinho is a collector, acutely aware of his place in ...
European Cup week.what are you predictions... Real Madrid vs. United I am going 2-1 Real, just a feeling Real will be to much at home leaving the tie wide open. City Vs. Oops, my mistake. Europa League. City vs. Oops, again, my mistake. - JL
Jonny Evans refuses to acknowledge talk of any fatigue as United approach a crucial week in terms of glory at home and abroad. The Reds tackle Everton on Sunday before travelling to Spain to face Real Madrid in the mouthwatering Champions League tie of the round. Some pundits have intimated that a prolonged pursuit of the European Cup would hand Manchester City an advantage after they were knocked out of the competition, but the Northern Ireland international, who represented his country in Malta in midweek, thinks this is certainly not the case. Despite a nine-point gap at the top of the Barclays Premier League, Evans insists the squad is fully focused on the task in hand against the Toffees, particularly considering recent results against David Moyes' men. "We have been here before," he stated. "Last season, it was eight points and we let it out of our grasp. We have to make sure we pick up the three points against Everton and then go into the Champions League game which is coming into play. "This perio ...
Key period in the season sees United face Everton in the Premier League, Real Madrid in the Champion's League and Reading in the FA Cup. Sir Alex Ferguson believes his squad are ravenous as they pursue a repeat of the historic 1999 Treble. United are nine-points ahead of champions City in the Premier League title race and the trophy is theirs to throw away. Having blown the 20th crown in the run-in last season the Reds boss believes his players are in the mood to get their teeth into the challenge in the league, the Champions League and the FA Cup. United face Everton this Sunday at Old Trafford with memories of last April’s fatal 4-4 draw looking to be banished. They then fly next Tuesday to Spain for their glamour first-leg European Cup last-16 tie with Real Madrid 24 hours later. The Reds will then return to keep the FA Cup flame alive against Reading at Old Trafford a week on Monday. “You hope that the players realise that the league is there for them,” said Sir Alex.“It’s obviously a big ch ...
Cristiano Ronaldo will return with nine-times winners Real Madrid to Manchester United, where he developed into one of the world's greatest forwards, and Lionel Messi's Barcelona take on AC Milan in the Champions League last 16. Bayern Munich, last season's beaten finalists, play Arsenal and Juventus take on surprise qualifiers Celtic. Big-spending Paris St Germain face Valencia. But the fate of the two Spanish giants in Thursday's draw at Uefa headquarters attracted most interest and both were pitted against clubs with decades of European experience. Real, the Spanish champions, have been disappointing in La Liga this season and they finished second in their Champions League group behind Borussia Dortmund. But Ronaldo, a United player from 2003 to 2009, will be desperate for Real to rise to the occasion against the club at which he won the European Cup in 2008. Real manager Jose Mourinho, once of Chelsea, will also come up against his old rival Alex Ferguson. "I'm sure it's going to be a special game for ...
Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas says he would have no doubts in sacrificing this year's La Liga title if it guaranteed he could lift his club's yearned for 'La Decima' - or tenth European Cup. -PAT
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Pepe Reina set to overtake Clemence in Euro Stats - All The Stats Posted by LFCstats 53 mins ago Pepe Reina is ready to break a European record which has stood at Liverpool FC for over three decades.The Spaniard is expected to be picked for tomorrow night’s Europa League tie at home to Young Boys and, if selected, will overtake Ray Clemence’s goalkeeping appearance record in European competition for the Reds.Clemence left Liverpool in 1981 after the European Cup Final success over Real Madrid having played 80 games for the club on the continent.Reina drew level with Clemence last month when...
Manchester City playing Real Madrid in the European Cup. What are their fans singing about?Beating United on derby day a year ago.Obviously.
Real Madrid are the best club the record it self says all yes it does with La Liga, Winners (31), Runners-up (20), Copa Del Rey, Winners (18), Runners-up (19): Supercopa de España Winners (8), Runners-up (3), Copa Eva Duarte Winners (1), Copa de La Liga Winners (1), Runners-up (1), European competitions, European Cup/ Uefa Champions League, Winners (9), Runners-up (3), UEFA Cup/ UEFA Europa League, Winners (2), UEFA Cup Winners Cup, Runners-up (2): Uefa Super Cup, Winners (1), Runners-up (2): Worldwide competitions, Intercontinental Cup (Predecessor to the FIFA Club World Cup)Winners (3), Runners-up (2): now you compare you well not find a team like that record
Lionel Messi receives Golden Boot as Europe's top scorerBarcelona: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was presented with his second Golden Boot award on Monday in recognition for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season.The 25-year-old Messi scored a Spanish-league record 50 goals for Barcelona, edging out fellow Spanish league star Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid by four goals.Messi dedicated the award to his teammates, with Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol present for the ceremony in Barcelona."It is a prize for scoring goals, but without my teammates I couldn't have scored them," Messi said. "I share this award with them as I always do."I don't fight for individual awards, I fight for titles. My goals are reclaiming the league crown, winning the Copa Del Rey and the winning the Champions League again. Those are my goals, team goals."The Argentina international won his first Golden Boot in 2010 for his 34 goals that helped Barcelona win the league title.Messi is among the favorites to ...
Borussia Dortmund (vs) Real Madrid TONIGHT : 18:45 GMT | 20:45 CET | 12:45 BDT Real Madrid are unbeaten in the four official matches they have played against Borussia Dortmund. These were all European Cup ties and, curiously, they drew in both games at the Iduna Park (0-0 and 1-1), winning on the other two occasions they have met them at the Santiago Bernabéu (2-0 and 2-1). The last time the teams played each other was in the 2009-2010 pre-season when the German club celebrated its centenary. Madrid ran out the winners with a scoreline of 0-5, with nine of the current team playing: Casillas, Albiol, Pepe, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Kaká and Higuaín. The goal scorers were Kaká and Higuaín. It was Kaká's first goal for Realmadrid. ¡Hαℓα мα∂яι∂!
Madrid's Germany hoodoo: One win in 23 Real Madrid CF have left a trail of destruction in their march to European glory over the past six decades, but there is a large tract of land that has never been a happy hunting ground: Germany. In 23 visits the Merengues have suffered 16 defeats, six draws and mustered a solitary win – against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2000. As they prepare for the matchday three trip to Borussia Dortmund, we take a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly. Hamburger SV 5-1 Real Madrid 1979/80 European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-finals Madrid had one foot in their ninth European Cup Final after beating Hamburg 2-0 in the opening instalment of this last-four tie. Yet, in what is regarded as HSV's finest hour (and a half), those dreams were shattered. Their first-leg advantage was cancelled out inside 16 minutes after a Manfred Kaltz penalty and trademark Horst Hrubesch header. Laurie Cunningham replied but by half-time Hamburg were in the box seat after further efforts from Kaltz an ...
Jose Mourinho has predicted that Manchester City will win the European Cup - but might have to ditch Roberto Mancini first. The Special One has always promised he will return to English football one day, and, if he did quit Real Madrid, knows he will be on City's radar - especially if they cannot land the Champions League under Mancini this season. Mourinho's fractured relationship with the dressing room deteriorated even further this week as he publicly questioned their desire and motivation, opening the door for him to leave at the end of the season. And while he opted against an all-out assault on Mancini, whose reputation he savaged after succeeding him at Inter Milan, Mourinho did drop a couple of long-fused grenades ahead of Tuesday's massive Champions League group opener between the champions of England and Spain in the Bernabeu. Mourinho said: "Whether City can win it this year is a good question for Roberto, not for me. "I think it must be the club manager who says whether they are contenders and ...
Manchester City's campaign starts away to Real Madrid and European Cup holders Chelsea are at home to Juventus in their opening match
Manchester United are making a record 17th consecutive appearance in the competition (Arsenal and Real Madrid are on 16). Barcelona are the only club to have been involved in a European competition in every season since the European Cup and Fairs Cup began in 1955.
the top 8 seeded teams for the European Cup: Arsenal, AC Milan, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United, FC Porto and Real Madrid not even man city got seeded even though they are english champions...
Vicente Del Bosque, first coach to win the European Cup, World Cup & European Championship. Discarded by Real Madrid, having the last laugh.The Modest Special One.
Spanish champions Real Madrid will face Italy’s A.C. Milan in an August exhibition match in Yankee Stadium, a meeting of the two most successful soccer teams in European Cup history.
A Bayern victory would make Jupp Heynckes the 19th coach to have won the European Cup twice, following his 1998 success with Real Madrid
The 2011/12 La Liga trophy is now in the Real Madrid Museum. It is placed opposite the club's nine European Cup titles
Mourinho: I almost took on England job, now I'm staying at Real By Pete Jenson Jose Mourinho has reaffirmed his commitment to Real Madrid, saying he will bring in two players and look to sign a second goalkeeper in the summer as he attempts to win the third European Cup of his managerial career. The Real coach also admitted that he came very close to taking over as England manager in 2007, saying: "I was on the verge but I decided against it because within two months I knew I would be unhappy with just one game a month and waiting two years to play a serious competition." Asked about staying to defend Real's recently won league title and to challenge in the Champions League, he told the Spanish paper ABC: "Next year they are our aims. We will make two changes to strengthen the squad. The players who arrived this season and have struggled to adapt will also be more comfortable. "My objective is to try to win more leagues [titles] with Madrid. My family and I are happy to have this stability, which until no ...
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Pep Guardiola FACT FILE 1971: Born January 18 in Manresa, Barcelona. Nicknamed 'Pep'. 1990: December - Makes Barcelona debut against Cadiz. Coach Johan Cruyff converts him from right wing to centre midfield. 1991: Makes four league appearances as Barca win Primera Division. 1992: May - Helps Barca retain league title and win European Cup, beating Sampdoria 1-0 at Wembley. August - Scores in Olympic final in Barcelona against Ghana as Spain take gold medal. October - Makes full international debut in Belfast against Northern Ireland. 1993: Makes 28 appearances as Barca win third consecutive title. 1994: The Cruyff 'Dream Team' make it four league wins in a row, with Guardiola as captain on last day of the season. 1995: Scores his first two top-flight goals, but Barca are beaten to the title by Real Madrid. 1996: Cruyff quits. Barca make Copa Del Rey final, but are beaten by Atletico Madrid in Copa and the league. Spain coach Javier Clemente leaves Guardiola out of Euro '96 squad. 1997: Barca, under Bobby R ...
Another classic night of European football as Bayern Munich defeat Real Madrid on penalties after their two legged Semi Final ended 3-3 on aggregate. Bayern Munich will now play Chelsea FC in the European Cup Final on May 19 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Bayern Munich's home ground. Chelsea will be without numerous first team players due to suspension and injuries so will be huge underdogs.
With the Catalans seemingly battered and broken and La Liga all but in the bag, the Portuguese now turns his attention to the capture of a 10th European Cup for Real Madrid
Barca have now equalled Real Madrid's record of five successive European Cup or Champions League semi-finals.
Real Madrid own the European Cup Final in the Bernabeu in 1957. Inter Milan won in 1965 in the San Siro.
With a 3-0 win over APOEL, Real Madrid become the first club with 200 Champions League / European Cup wins.
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