NEWS STORY. 30/05/2022
Real Madrid have brought the curtain down on the 2021/22 season with a further three pieces of silverware in the trophy cabinet: the 14th European Cup crown, the 35th LaLiga title and a 12th Spanish Super Cup. Our team, which has built on its legacy as the best club in the history of the game, have cemented their dominance in the major European and domestic competitions. The side lifted a fifth Champions League crown in the last nine auditions, an achievement only Madrid would be capable of.
Carlo Ancelotti’s charges reached the final after negotiating a series of unforgettable knockout ties in which the team proved formidable at the Santiago Bernabéu in meetings with PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City, who were made to endure Real Madrid’s legacy on the European stage, whilst at the Stade de France, Vini Jr. and Thibaut Courtois were the standout performers in the 1-0 win over Liverpool.
The 35th LaLiga crown
The Whites mathematically clinched the LaLiga honours on 30 April 2022 after beating Espanol at the Santiago Bernabéu with four matchdays remaining. Ancelotti’s men were the dominant force in the competition from start to finish and emerged victorious in some key games, such as in the trip to the Camp Now, against Sevilla, when Vini Jr. netted an 87th-minute winner, in the derby against Atlético at the Bernabéu and the stunning comeback at the Sánchez-Pizjuán. In the individual steaks, the key men were Benzema, who claimed the Pichichi Trophy with 27 goals to his name and Vini Jr., who chalked up 17 goals and 10 assists.
Video.Real Madrid end season with three trophies: Champions League, LaLiga and Spanish Super Cup
The 12th Spanish Super Cup
On 16 January 2022, Madrid clinched the club’s 12th Spanish Super Cup. Our boys secured the trophy in the final played in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After seeing off Barcelona in the semi-finals in a 3-2 success, Ancelotti’s troops were crowned champions after running 2-0 winners over Athletic, a victory secured courtesy of a sublime Luka Modrić strike and a Benzema effort in a contest that saw Courtois pull off a penalty save. Modrić was named Man of the Match in the showpiece.
After lifting these three pieces of silverware, Marcelo has become the most decorated player in our club’s history (25 trophies). Meanwhile, Ancelotti has become the coach to have won the European Cup the most times (four) and the only tactician to have lifted the domestic title in the five major leagues. Elsewhere, Benzema enjoyed the best season of his career (44 goals) as he ended the campaign as the leading marksman in the Champions League and LaLiga.