7ª Copa de Europa

On this day, the club lifted its seventh European Cup

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NEWS | 20/05/2017

​Mijatovic netted the winner against Juventus to grab the headlines in this iconic final.

On 20 May 1998, Real Madrid regained their continental crown at the Amsterdam Arena. Following a 32-year drought, many madridistas revelled in seeing their team secure glory in Europe's elite club competition for the very first time. Predrag Mijatovic's winning strike in the final goes down as one of the greatest moments in the club's history. The Montenegran forward showcased all of his composure to skip around Angelo Peruzzi in the six-yard box and fire home to seal the club's seventh European title.

En route to the final, Real Madrid finished top of a group featuring Rosenborg, Olympiacos and Porto. In the following rounds, the Whites saw off two German opponents in the shape of Bayer Leverkusen and holders Borussia Dortmund. The Whites' achievement in Amsterdam was made all the greater by the fact that Madrid prevailed over a Juventus side gracing the final for a third straight year. Nineteen years on from their last meeting in the European showpiece, the two teams will once again do battle for the continental crown on 3 June.

LINE-UPS
1- Real Madrid: Illgner, Panucci, Hierro, Sanchís, Roberto Carlos, Seedorf, Karembeu, Redondo, Raúl (Amavisca, 90’), Mijatovic (Suker, 89’) and Morientes (Jaime, 81’).

0- Juventus: Peruzzi, Torricelli, Iuliano, Montero, Di Livio (Tacchinardi, 46’), Deschamps (Conte, 77’), Davids, Zidane, Pessotto (Fonseca, 70’), Del Piero and Inzaghi.

Goals:
1-0 (66'): Mijatovic.

Referee: Hellmut Krug (Germany).
Stadium: Amsterdam Arena.

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