Real Madrid 10 Champions League Titles [Video]
This is not the first time that Real Madrid have got to play a match at the very end of the year. The White club has got a quite history of playing the games in the last days of the years as in the 70s and 80s it was not unusual that there was football at Christmas. Looking at the precedents the games won by Los Blancos around Christmas days have proved to be very lucky for their run for the title. During 77-78 Real Madrid played against Racing Santander at the Bernabeu on the first day of the year. The white team won by two goals to zero in the Cantabrian and a few months after Real Madrid won the League with six points ahead of Barca. At 78-79, the story was repeated. This time the game was played on December 30, precisely against Real Sociedad, rival of the Whites in a few days. The clash ended with a 2-1 in favor of Real Madrid and as occurred earlier, ended up being the league winners being four points ahead of Sporting Gijon.
For the third year running, Real Madrid played the season 79-80 and won their league match in the midst of the holiday season. It was another 30 December, but this time the opponent was the Sevilla as they ended up losing that game. As a direct consequence, the white team won another championship league at the end of the campaign. During the years 85, 86, 87 and 88 the same story was repeated. Real Madrid won a game played around the Christmas season and ended up being the league winners. In January 1 of the year 1989, Whites played in Barcelona against Espanyol in the sixteenth round of the championship, 1-4 was the score after 90 minutes. It took a few months after the fans again celebrated a League for the fourth year in a row – Real Madrid 10 Champions League.
In the 89-90 season Real Madrid played on December 30. Osasuna visited the Santiago Bernabeu in the seventeenth day of the season. The leaders arrived at Chamartin in year-end duel with four points ahead of Atletico Madrid, while Pamplona occupied the sixth position. The party was easily won by the white camp by 4 goals to one and the three points stayed at Concha Espina. That same season, Madrid won the league with 9 points ahead of the second, Valencia. So keeping in view the record, Real Madrid’s next game is more than just a game. It is a tradition and a good omen for them to claim yet another title.