Club Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid CF meet again in the quarter-finals just 11 months after contesting the final which gave the Merengues a record tenth crown.
Club Atlético de Madrid take on Real Madrid CF in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final just 11 months after becoming the first teams from the same city to contest the European Cup final in the competition’s 59-year history.
The Merengues’ 4-1 win after extra time in Lisbon gave them a record tenth European Cup. They came from behind following Diego Godín’s 36th-minute header, Sergio Ramos’ equaliser not arriving until three minutes into added time. Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo – a penalty, his 17th goal of the season creating a new record – then scored in extra time to give Carlo Ancelotti his third triumph in the competition as a coach.
Atlético have won all four of their home matches in this season’s competition, while Madrid have prevailed in each of their away games.
The teams had met in only one previous European tie, the 1958/59 European Cup semi-final. Madrid won the home first leg 2-1, before Atlético’s 1-0 success in the return. That meant a replay in Zaragoza, where Ferenc Puskás struck the decisive blow to take Madrid into a fourth successive final.


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