What Are Real Madrid Fans Rejoicing About?
It is a big day for Real Madrid. The Merengues won the match with Atlanta and with this win, they kicked off their round of 16 win. But this victory has bigger meanings for Real Madrid. With this victory, they got the opportunity to play in 100 UEFA Champions League knockout round fixtures. Also, it became the first team to reach this stage.
Real Madrid makes history
It has been 25 years since Raúl González led Real Madrid to the victory against Juventus that was the title winners at that time. It was a narrow first-leg victory for Real Madrid in their first outing in the latter stages of the league that had been revamped by then.
Real Madrid earned a unique distinction of winning the group stages in all of 25 of their UEFA Champions League campaigns. Also, they are the first and the only club to reach this stage with 50 knockout wins. Their close competitor Bayern are just one win away after their victory at Lazio. Real Madrid is also the 13-times European champion and now they have become the first clubs to play a century of knockout fixtures.