The question may have fallen harshly on the fans of Real Madrid, the king of the Champions League, with 13 titles, including 6 before the new system, and the rest after the tournament’s transformation into the current system – the group stage and the elimination rounds-.
History tells that the King did not exit the group stage in all the tournaments he participated in, starting from the 1995-1996 season, but his position in this version is not enviable.
Thé El mirengue ranks third (qualifying for the European League) in Group Two on goal difference from second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk, who defeated him on Tuesday with two unanswered goals.
In the final round of the group stage, Real will meet group leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach, while bottom club Shakhtar faces Inter Milan.
The last time the Spanish capital’s team played in the European League (then called the UEFA Cup) was in the 1994-1995 season.
As for French coach Zinedine Zidane, his numbers are not the best case this season, as he lost two matches in the group stage, which is the sum of what the team lost in the group stage in the past three editions of the tournament.
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