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Real Madrid's Champions League Run This Season Will Never Be Topped

Real Madrid's Champions League Run This Season Will Never Be Topped

Real Madrid are used to winning the Champions League. Heading into this season, they had 13 titles to their name, nearly twice as many as the second most successful team in the competition.

Few fancied them to add to their tally in the 2021/22 campaign, with the Spanish club looking like a side in transition. What would follow was a run the likes of which the competition will likely never see again.

Tonight's final could have went differently. Liverpool had the majority of the chances, but in Thibaut Courtois, they came up against a goalkeeper who gave perhaps the greatest performance of his career.

As they have made a habit of in this season's competition, Real Madrid found a way to get the job done.

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The decisive goal came via Vinicius Jr, who reacted brilliantly to Ernesto Valverde's dangerous ball across the face of goal.

Despite Jurgen Klopp's side pushing for the equaliser late on, they couldn't get back on level terms.

Once again, they were met with the immovable object that was Courtois.

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While many viewed Liverpool as favourites before this fixture, there was a sense of destiny about Real Madrid's run in the competition.

They produced comeback after comeback in the knockout stages. Not only that, but they did so against the very best teams in Europe.

Right from the start of the season, when they were drawn in a group alongside Italian champions Inter Milan, they have done things the hard way.

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It is likely that no team will ever face a more difficult route to the trophy than facing teams of the quality of PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool in the knockout stages. You could make an argument that they are the four other best teams on the continent.

All of that is without mentioning some of the miraculous moments along the way.

There is just something about Real Madrid in the Champions League. The have now won their last eight final appearances in the competition. Ironically enough, their last defeat on this stage came against Liverpool in Paris back in 1981.

You can say that they're not the most talented team in Europe, but few could argue that they don't deserve to lift the trophy.

We will be waiting quite a while to see another team who does it in the same way this Madrid team have.

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