NEWS | 21/10/2018This will be the sixth time the Whites face a Czech team in European competition.
The first-time Real Madrid faced a Czech side was in the second round of the 1964/65 European Cup. The Santiago Bernabéu hosted a match where the Whites, led by Miguel Muñoz, saw off Dukla Prague (4-0) with a hat-trick from Amancio and a goal from Grosso. the away leg was a 2-2 draw.
Sparta Prague are the most decorated team in the country, and against this historic side, Real Madrid have played four times in Europe. The clashes came in the quarter-finals of the 1967/68 season ending with a 3-0 victory in the home leg and a 2-1 defeat in the away leg. The most recent meetings between the sides was in 2001/02, as the Whites made their way towards la Novena. The teams met in the second group stage and Real Madrid came out on top in both games (2-3 and 3-0).
The UEFA Cup also saw the Whites meet Czech teams in two different seasons. The first came in September 1983 as they took on Sparta Prague, losing away and drawing 1-1 at the Bernabéu. The other previous game in this competition was in March 1992 against Sigma Olomuc. The Whites beat them in the quarterfinals after a 1-1 draw in the Czech Republic and a vital win in Madrid (1-0).
The home record for these games is four wins and one draw, with a total of 12 goals scored by the Whites and only one against. We must also highlight the important role played by Amancio, as he scored seven goals against these sides: four against Dukla and three against Sparta.