The comeback kings- Los Blancos

By Soccer Blog | Jul 11, 2022

After what we saw in the 21/22 season, it won’t be wrong to say that Real Madrid have established themselves as the undisputed comeback kings of Europe.

The club came from behind against the French, European AND the English champions in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League to secure a historic 14th title. Here is a look at the implied probability after every knockout leg of theirs- it shows how much of an achievement it was to do what Real did here, and more so given the quality of their opposition.

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Following such an iconic campaign, here is a look at some other major comebacks the club have completed in Europe since the turn of the century. Most of them have come in the last decade.

1) 92:48

Undoubtedly one of the most important comebacks in the history of the club, 92:48 is a moment that has been etched in the annals of sporting history forever. The club came back from a one-goal deficit in the 93rd minute against their arch rivals Atletico Madrid thanks to a thumping header from Sergio Ramos, and then went on to secure their 10th Champions League title.

Having gone down by one goal in the first half, Real Madrid tried everything to level things, but to no avail, until Ramos nodded in a header from a Modric cross to leave everyone stunned and take the game to extra time. In ET, Gareth Bale, Marcelo, and Ronaldo all scored to seal an incredible 4-1 win.

This comeback marked the start of the modern European dominance of Real Madrid; the club has since then won three more titles, making it four UCL titles in only eight years.

Given their history, it will not be a surprise to see the Blancos on top of Europe again next season. If you are a Real Madrid fan and are quietly confident that your team can go all the way again, you might be interested in having a punt on one of the legal gambling sites on betstation.com.

Route for Real

Real’s route last season saw them beat PSG, Chelsea, Man City and finally Liverpool in succession. It’s perhaps one of the strongest/most difficult runs (if not the strongest/most difficult) to the title in the modern CL era.

2) Real Madrid 3-0 Wolfsburg

In the first leg of the 2015 quarter final, Real Madrid went down by two goals against Wolfsburg, something which completely shocked the footballing world.

In the second leg, many expected the Blancos to bow out; however, it was a time when Cristiano Ronaldo was at the peak of his powers. In the second leg, the Portuguese star scored a hat-trick in the second leg to single-handedly knock out the German outfit and take his Real side to the next stage and ultimately, the Champions League trophy. It is a comeback that left many surprised and announced to the world that you can never count Real Madrid out.

3) Real 3-2 Sevilla

In the 2016 Super Cup, Real Madrid pulled another comeback thanks to a 93rd-minute goal from Sergio Ramos to win the trophy and further solidify the narrative that it isn’t over until the final whistle when you’re playing against Real.

4) Real Madrid 2-0 Bayern Munich

After going down by 2-1 in the first leg of the 2002 Champions League quarter final against Bayern Munich, Real Madrid pulled off a comeback in the second leg to advance to the next round and eventually win their 9th Champions League title.

5) Manchester City 2-3 Real Madrid

When it comes to the stakes, this comeback falls below many others, but the emotions involved in this win make it worthy of this list. In the 12/13 Champions League season, Real Madrid drew City in the group stages.

Having drawn the first game, Los Blancos found themselves down by one goal with five minutes to go. Benzema scored first to equalize the game before Ronaldo won the game with one of his famous knuckleballs. This win led to the historic Mourinho slide that many Real fans remember to this day.

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