Top 5 player transfers between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich
In Allianz Arena, on a night of missed chances, it was Real Madrid who came out as the winner of the first leg semifinal tie. All it took was a simple but poor, simple but miscalculated, pass from Rafinha to gift Real Madrid a precious away win.
Expectations were high prior to the clash of the two elites of Europe, both famous for their high paced and aggressive football. However, the tie will go down in history for its abundance of missed opportunities.
Even though rivals on the field, in the transfer market there seems to have some kind of synergy between these two. Over the past decade, a number of players have been transferred between the two with most of them proving to be a huge success at their new club.
Here is a list of top 5 players who were transferred from either Real to Bayern or vice versa.
#5 Hamit Altintop
The former Turkish International was signed by Bayern for free in 2007 after his contract with Schalke ran out.
Altintop was a decent performer for Bayern. He was more of a utility man. This versatile and strong midfielder spent three seasons with the club and made 109 appearances while scoring 13 goals. He was an integral part of the Bayern side who reached the final of the 2010 Champions League.
In 2011, as his contract negotiations with Bayern bore no fruit, he left for Real Madrid. His stint at Real was largely forgettable, making just 12 appearances for them. A year after his arrival, he was sold to Galatasaray for €3.5m.