NEWS STORY. 20/05/2022
Twenty-four years ago, the Real Madrid fans enjoyed one of the most special moments since the club's inception as Real Madrid beat Juventus in Amsterdam in the European Cup final thanks to a sublime Predrag Mijatovic goal to clinch a trophy they had not lifted since 1966. The achievement was made all the greater by the fact that they defeated the Italian side, who had reached the final for a third successive year.
En route to the final, played on 20 May 1998, Real Madrid finished top of their group, beating Rosenborg, Olympiacos and Porto. The knock-out rounds then saw our team come up against two German sides in Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund, who were the reigning champions. Christian Karembeu, who came to the club halfway through the season, played a key role in both match-ups as he netted three goals.
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.
1-0 (min. 66): Mijatovic.
Referee: Hellmut Krug (Germany).
Stadium: Amsterdam Arena.
Video.On this day, the club lifted its seventh European Cup crown