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3 Reasons why Real Madrid can win the UEFA Champions League this season

Real Madrid players celebrate a goal vs AS Roma in a UEFA Champions League group stage match
Real Madrid players celebrate a goal vs AS Roma in a UEFA Champions League group stage match
Modified 25 Feb 2019, 13:36 IST
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Real Madrid have always been the masters of Europe. Their love affair with the Champions League is a well-documented story. It all started in 1955 when they were one of the founders of a tournament called 'European Cup'.

They won the first five editions of the tournament. Today, that tournament is known as the UEFA Champions League and Real Madrid have won it a record 13 times. They are obsessed with the competition. Despite their erratic league form and a poor season by their standards, they could still win the continental crown this season.

The three reasons why Real can win their fourth consecutive title

#3 They have been here before

Barring the 2016-17 season, when they completed the La Liga and Champions League double, it has been the same story with Real Madrid for the last four or five seasons. Since 2010, they have won the league only twice. They would always start the season with high hopes, get knocked out in Copa Del Rey and ultimately handover the La Liga title to a rival club. But, they would always compensate for all by winning the UEFA Champions League, the biggest club competition in the world.

This season too, things are pretty much the same. The La Liga title race is effectively over. In Copa Del Rey, Real Madrid faces Barcelona on Wednesday in the second leg of the semi-final at the Bernabeu. If they go on to lose that match, there would only be one trophy left to play for; the Champions League. Past evidence suggests Real are more than capable of turning a disastrous season to a fruitful one. They have been here before and have done it. They can surely do it once again.

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Published 25 Feb 2019, 13:36 IST
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