Six victories for Madrid in their last ten visits to Germany

Madrid returns to Germany, a territory that for many years was hostile to the Madridistas: Until September 2000, the whites had not won in any visit to Germanic lands: then the whites beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-3, with two goals from Roberto Carlos, a defender with the spirit of a forward. Until then, the Madridistas had achieved a couple of sporadic draws: against Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-2) in 1976 and another in 1998, against Borussia Dortmund (0-0), which served to access the Champions League final. of that year, in the middle of endless defeats, some including resounding thrashing (5-1 in Dusseldorf against Borussia Mönchengladbach, or against Hamburg, both in the European Cup, or the hand received against Kaiserslautern, 5-0).

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However, the situation seems to have taken a 180 degree turn: Of the last ten visits of the Whites to Germany, the Whites have won six times, tying another and losing three: They have scored 22 goals (2.2 goals per game on average) and 14 conceded (1.4 goals per game). He has only failed to score twice and has not conceded in another two. Interestingly, one of their traditional football foes, Bayern have suffered three consecutive defeats at the Allianz Arena, including a devastating 0-4 to the Bavarian team when coached by Pep Guardiola. The Whites' biggest win in Germany was in 2014, against Schalke 04, when those led by Carlo Ancelotti. In a formidable night in attack by the BBC (they scored two goals each player), the Whites won by a resounding 1-6.

Of the three defeats, two were against Borussia Dortmund. One of them was the magical night of Robert Lewandowski, who scored all four goals for his team (4-1), while the other, did not serve for the borussers They could defeat the whites: they had lost 3-0 in Madrid, while at Signal Iduna Park they could only defeat Ancelotti's 2-0. The other was in Wolfsburg, in a situation similar to the one that occurs today: it was in 2016, the whites had just beaten Barcelona at the Camp Nou by 1-2, when they traveled to the northern German city to crash 2-0. The return leg, at the Bernabéu, experienced one of Cristiano's magical nights: he made a hat-trick to eliminate the Volkswagen team.

Today he visits a new stadium in Germany, a new city, with the urgent need to get at least one point so as not to disengage almost permanently from the fight for a position that will give him access to the knockout phase of the Champions League. Based on his latest statistical data, he shouldn't have any problems, but it would be better not to repeat some 20th century performances …