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Real Madrid’s Champions League Milan Curse

When you are a club as big as Real Madrid, you are expected to have an amazing record at each and every stadium you’ve ever played. However, although Real Madrid enter Saturday’s final as only slight favorites to lift the trophy according to Sportsbettingdime.com, the statistics will be heavily against Los Blancos when they take the pitch against Atletico Madrid in a season decider for both the clubs.

The stats that prove to be heavily against Real Madrid all relate to their performances at the Champions League Final host stadium, as they are yet to secure a win at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Real Madrid have zero wins from their past 14 visits to Milan according to Marca.com. It’s a frightening statistic which none of the Real Madrid player would like to come across while going into the Champions League Final. Milan’s soil has been a curse for the Spanish Giants, as not only are they yet to secure a win, but their goal differential is atrocious, with a mere 6 goals scored, against 21 conceded.

When they take the field on Saturday, Real Madrid will not only be facing a defensively tough and resilient Atletico Madrid side, but also their dark past in Milan. Zidane and his men will be keen on changing this record when they take on the red and white stripes from Atletico Madrid.

The Champions League Final will be a derby for a second time in three years, with Los Blancos winning the previous Final in the 2013-2014 season. Last time both the teams from Madrid met in the Champions League, was during the quarter-final draw last season, when Real Madrid clinched the victory from a lone goal by Chicharito, the Mexican striker.

Although Real Madrid holds an embarrassing record playing in Milan, they have still been anointed as favorites versus Atletico Madrid, and fans can surely expect a tight game that will be decided by few goals.