NEWS | 31/12/2018The club achieved a milestone in 2018 becoming European champions in football and basketball.
To put the finishing touch on another historic year, the football team were crowned world champions on December 22, beating Al Ain 4-1 in Abu Dhabi. It was the third consecutive Club World Cup, something that has not been done by anyone other than Real Madrid. In basketball, 2018 ends with three titles: the Euroleague, the league and the Spanish Super Cup.
A magical moment
Real Madrid against turned up for their appointment with history for the third consecutive year. This time the final took place in Kiev, with Liverpool as the opponents and la Decimotercera as the objective. The road was more complicated than ever, having to overcome the champions of France, Italy and Germany, with PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich as their opponent in the knock-out stage; and Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham and APOEL in the Group Stage. On May 26, everything came together with that spectacular overhead kick.
A final is never easy and more so when you come up against one of the teams of the season. The side led by Klopp put the Whites under pressure from the start. Benzema was alert and his goal led the way as they drew level with Liverpool before Bale stepped up with a brace with an overhead kick thrown in, to wrap up the 3-1 score line that allowed Sergio Ramos to lift up la Decimotercera.
Days before that, Real Madrid basketball team opened the way to a historic double. The team led by Pablo Laso were in the Final Four in Belgrade with a game that nobody could counteract. To get their place in the final, the Whites had faced a playoff against Panathinaikos with home-court advantage against them. After a tough defeat in the first match, the team came back with three memorable games.
Two legendary teams
The 2017-2018 season ended in style with a joint celebration at the Santiago Bernabéu. In just 6 days Real Madrid did what no one had done before. And they did it thanks to two legendary teams that keep the name of the club reigning in Europe.