Madrid is serene before the draw for the quarter-finals of the ‘big-ear cup’. Well, not so much. Of the seven opponents that Zinedine Zidane’s club can face, only Liverpool has never fallen under the blows of the Spanish club in the finals. Suspense …
The reigning European champion has managed to eliminate at least once every contender for the final title this season but only Liverpool has fought well and corrected the club coached by the French Zinedine Zidane in the past. It was during the 2008/2009 season, when the ‘Merengues’ had undergone the law of the English, winners on the score of 4-0 at Anfield in particular.
At the time, Juanda Ramos, at the helm of the Royal Club, had seen Rafa Benitez and his men continue their career in the most prestigious European competitions. Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Andrea Dossena had inflicted the worst defeat of the Madrilenians since the implementation of the format in force in the Champions League.
And this defeat was not the only debacle of the Spaniards. In 1981, Madrid lost in Paris against these same Englishmen in the final of the European Cup on the score of 1-0. One of the few finals lost by Real Madrid in its fetish competition. They had managed to dominate them in the past, but it was during the group stage in 2014/2015.
Sevilla sank in 1958, suffering a correction from his Spanish counterpart 8-0 and Manchester City and AS Rome have also been the expense of the Madrid ogre in recent seasons.