The sportmomenten of the year: how Real Madrid and the laws of the Champions League defied

Until the end of the year looks editors of Sports/Voetbalmagazine every day back in 2017 on the basis of the most remarkable sportmomenten. A quirky selection. Today: Real Madrid are the first club ever Champions League title and managed to extend.

Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2016 and 2017 © Belga Image

Because they are so often in our living room forever, in the middle of the week, they’re as good as a trusted person. They, that is the Champions League. There is about her interest as a potential conquest, with the biggest names of Europe as candidates. There is about her said that she is capricious and unyielding in its laws: its conqueror must first suffer, fall, and then stronger herop. But most of all: she never wears two times after each other the same shirt.

But Spain has the laws rewritten. First time through the FC Barcelona, with ” MSN (Messi, Suarez, Neymar) that in 2015 the trophy in the air was allowed to cross without one-time reports.

But, especially, via Real Madrid. With Zinedine Zidane on the bench and Cristiano Ronaldo in the rectangle is Real managed the European balance from to days and title to renew, and for the first time since european cup I in 1992, the place cleared for the current competitieformat.

In two years time the People succeeded in a system that is unbeatable it seemed, to beat. With a society that is shaped by the intelligence of Toni Duckweed, the class of Luka Modric and the vista of Casemiro and a defense based on the qualities of Sergio Ramos and his centers to the thirst for goals of Ronaldo to lessons.

No one was spared, the Real of Zidane retired AS Roma, Wolfsburg, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

The Champions League couldn’t do anything but succumb to so much charm, still more embellished by the smile and the devastating football of Isco. The Cup with the Big Ears is a block of ice that the face of Real change in the heart of an artichoke.

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