- Capable of resuscitating like no one else, the white team feeds its legend in Europe on a night in which some footballers achieved their fifth Champions League
History says, and it was endorsed in Paris, that Real Madrid does not lose finals. He has an unbreakable love affair with the European Cup. Not even Liverpool, the most prepared team, managed to change that script. That intangible that makes the white box almost invincible when it walks its shield across the continent. The 14, if he was not already before winning it, puts him on a different pedestal from the rest of the clubs with which he competes.
The Real Madrid soloists prevailed over a more choral Liverpool but were always blocked by the magic of Courtois. They knew how to suffer for many minutes until in the second half their rival got confused: vini, vidi, vinci, Vinicius sang to Klopp. His team is made of a different paste. Ancelotti too. That is why the challenge of returning to Santiago Bernabéu was not great. The most successful coach in the history of the Champions collects four on his resume.
The rebirth of the veteran Italian coach coincides with a special Champions League for nine Madrid players: Carvajal, Nacho, Marcelo, Isco, Kroos, Modric, Bale and Benzema have won five since wearing white, only one behind Paco Gento. Florentino Pérez’s sixth since he ruled the club, as many as those raised by president Santiago Bernabéu. A night in which the Real justified that he is, in everyone’s eyes, the great aristocrat of Europe.