Since Juanito’s era, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s three goals against Wolfsburg Real Madrid have always regarded themselves as a team of comebacks.
The love of the “remontadas” lies in the identity of the team, and this is exactly what the crowd gathered at the Santiago Bernabéu are singing about at the seventh minute of any match.
Now Real needs another such repair, but this time it’s the opposite. Real Madrid have lost to the Bernabeu and should try to get the match in England back.
Real 3: 0 (0: 2) Wolfsburg
In 2016, while Zinedine Zidane had not yet won a title, Madrid were defeated in Germany against Wolfsburg. The press was very skeptical of Zidane’s coaching at this time, and they would not have predicted winning the semi-final, nor the European Championship.
However, in the second leg, Real destroyed the opponent and showed strong character when Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick overcame the Germans to become the winners of this year’s Champions League.
Real 3: 0 (0: 2) Inter
In 1985, Inter defeated Real Madrid 2-0 in the semi-finals and celebrated their victory as if they were guaranteed success and a final.
It was at this time that Juan Gomez Gonzalez (Juanito), entered the same dressing room and told Inter players the words that Real fans have repeated over and over again: “90 minutes is too long for Santiago Bernabeu”.
With Santillana’s double, Real equalized in the first half, with Michel finishing the comeback and pulling Real Madrid to the final.
Real 5: 1 (1: 4) Derby
Charlie George netted a hat trick at the Baseball Ground against Real Madrid and scored a crushing 4: 1 score. Derby thought everything was over, but Santiago Bernabéu was ahead.
In the second minute Real scored a goal – Roberto Martinez started the second-leg match in the style of Real. A few minutes later, a double was scored, leading to Santillana’s goal and Real Madrid’s promotion. Derby scored one back, but Pirri’s goal gained extra time to the match. After that Santillana scored another goal in the 100th minute and sent Derby defeated back to England.
Real 4: 0 (1: 5) Gladbach
In 1986, Real Madrid was destroyed in Germany. Gladbach beat Madrid 5: 1 and were pretty confident. This was the first and last time in the history of European football that the team lost the first match 5: 1 and still passed.
Santillana was a Real Madrid’s hero in that match as well.
Real 6: 1 (0: 3) Anderlecht
In 1985, Real lost 3-0 in Belgium against Anderlecht. But they did not even leave a chance to the Belgians in a second-leg match. Belgians will never forget Emilio Butragenios’ name as he scored three goals against Anderlecht.
Of course, Real did not stop there – Manolo Sanchez scored, Jorge Valdano scored a double. Real won the final that year and became the champions.