Deja vu Final. Real vs Atletico confrontations in Champions League Finals

  1. Face to face 275 times

The first meeting Real vs Atletico refers even to 1928. There was Real which won then with the score 3:0 in Copa Del Rey. The teams met 275 times since then: 145 wins of the Whites, 61 draw, and 69 times were won by Atletico. A difference of goals – 494-356. Last time these teams met in February of this year where the “Mattress makers” beat Real with the score 0:1 on Santiago Bernabeu in the 26th round of the championship.

  1. The top scorers of the Madrid derby remained in the 20th century

The top scorers of the Madrid derby are Alfredo di Stefano and Santiago Bernabeu. Both played for Real, both scored Los Colchoneros by 17 goals. At the same time Bernabeu has achieved such index for 19 meetings, and di Stefano was required 26 matches. The top scorer of Atletico – Paco Campos. There was 12 goals on his account. The top scorer of this derby is Cristiano Ronaldo among the acting football players. He has scored 15 times in 21 matches against their Madrid’s deadly rivals.

  1. Real vs Atletico in the Champions League final for the second time in three years.

The main time has ended in a draw – 1:1 in Lisbon in 2014. Though, Real managed to put three more  times  in Courtois’s  goals in extra time and take away a trophy. Besides, the clubs met six times in Copa Del Rey, or Copa de la Liga. And Atletico was the best four times.

  1. Atletico misses the least, Real scores the most

In spite of the fact there are two teams from the same country and city in the Champions League final, their style is absolutely different. Simeone’s squad prefer to build game from defense. They have missed the least in the championship – 16 goals (Real – twice more). Real in its turn has scored the most in the Spanish national tournament – 105 balls (with Atletico – 60).

  1. Atletico – the toughest rival for Real

Real stumbles even more often on the “Mattress makers” within the Simeone’s coaching. It is heavy to believe, but the statistics is: Real was stronger than Atletico only once in the last 12 matches taking into account the results of 90 minutes (considering all tournaments). Although, if we consider victories in extra time of the Champions League final — 2014, then all the same we have only 2 out of 12 last matches.

  1. Derby in Euro cups — since 1959

The first time the clubs have met on the international scene in May, 1959. It was a semifinal of the UEFA Champions League. Each party has earned by a home victory, and the strongest was identified in the third match on a neutral field. The game was held at Estadium La Romareda in Zaragoza. Real won with the score 2:1 – a victorious ball was on Ferenc Puskas’s account. The Royal club won the UEFA Champions League that season. It wouldn’t happen if there was introduced a rule in 1959 about the away goal which is estimated more, than a home one.

  1. Real — the champion by victories in the Champions League

Real Madrid is a champion by the amount of victories in the main European tournament. Any other team in the world didn’t win the Champions League 10 times (1956,1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2014). As for Atletico, they have never won the title before in the history. The triumph of Simeone’s squad was ruined by Real two years ago. What is going to happen this time, we should check this out on May 28 in Milan.

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