Real Madrid, the next opponent of Atalanta in the round of 16 of the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League, currently sit second in the league with 52 points, scored in 24 matches, in the pursuit of the team top of the table Atletico Madrid. They are fresh from the away 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid (thanks to the goal of Casimiro) which was the latest of the four consecutive victories after a 2-0 home win against Valencia, a 2-1 win away to Huesca and a 2-1 home win against Getafe. Real Madrid have qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League after winning 10 points in Group B against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter.
Real Madrid is the team that has won the Champions League more than any other team, for 13 times in their fascinating history that started in 1902, when the Club, destined to become one of the most winning and prestigious teams at the international level, was founded.
Their palmares is really impressive, considering both the national level (34 Spanish titles, 19 Copa del Rey, 1 Copa de la Liga, 11 Spanish Super Cups, 1 Copa Eva Duarte), and the international level (13 Champions League Cups – European Cups, 2 UEFA Cups, 4 UEFA Super Cups, 3 Intercontinental Cups, 4 FIFA Club World Cups, 2 Latin Cups, 2 Perquenas Copa del Mundo, 1 Copa Iberoamericana). In 2ooo they were recognised as the best club of the 20th century by FIFA.
From 2015 til 2018 they won three consecutive editions of the Champions League which is a record of the competition since the new title. It’s not the first time for Real Madrid though. It is enough to say that they won five editions of the European Cup from 1955 till 1960.
The “Blancos” have many top players in their team, from captain Sergio Ramos to Eden Hazard, from Luka Modrić to Karim Benzema. The coach is a world football champion, the Ballon d’Or winner of 1998, the French Zinedine Zidane: after winning everything when he was a footballer, he is repeating his success now being a coach of Real Madrid that he started to lead in January 2016 after his experience as a coach in Real Castilla.