Madrid, Diego Simeone’s charges inflicted Real
Madrid’s first defeat in a continental final for 18 years in Tallinn, Estonia
with Atletico Madrid winning the UEFA Super Cup.
Los Blancos have won the last 13 continental finals they have
played in this millennium, yet fell short against their fiercest rivals after
Atleti had never won a European final against their local rivals,
losing two Champions League finals in 2014 and 2016.
Not since 28 November 2000 have Real Madrid lost a continental
final when they were beaten 2-1 by Boca Juniors in the Intercontinental
From that date onwards, the Spanish giants won consecutive
finals against Bayer Leverkusen, Feyenoord, Olimpia, Atletico Madrid,
Sevilla, San Lorenzo, Kashima Antlers, Juventus, Manchester United,
Gremio and Liverpool, the Spanish MARCA newspaper reported.
Source: Oman News Agency