The history of Madrid from eleven meters: from the sadness of Ramos to a perfect decade to Riyadh

For the reason that Andalusian’s error in opposition to Bayern within the 2012 Champions League semifinals, the Whites haven’t missed a shot within the shoot-outs and out of doors of them they’ve amassed an excellent 107 of 125.

Ramos missed the penalty in opposition to Bayern in 2012.REUTERS

“I put the perfect, to the coldest. Benzema, Modric, Kroos after which Asensiowhich has punch.” The reflection of Carlo Ancelotti on the selection of penalty takers in opposition to Valencia, removed from any mathematical calculation or statistical evaluation, served to clarify a brand new victory for Actual Madrid in a shootout from eleven meters. “We do not practice loads on penalties“, the Italian had warned within the earlier one. And bingo.

With the one on Wednesday, the white crew He has triumphed in ten of the fourteen penalty shootouts that it has disputed in its historical past. A unprecedented effectivity wherein it already accumulates three wins in a row from eleven meters: the 2016 Champions League closing in opposition to him athleticthe 2020 Spanish Tremendous Cup closing in opposition to the rojiblancos and the Tremendous Cup semi-final of this yr.

every part after one of many saddest nights of the latest historical past of Madrid: the 2012 European Cup semi-finals. Returning to the Bernabu and desperately searching for the Tenth, the whites risked their place within the desired closing in opposition to Bayern. It could not be within the 90 minutes, nor within the additional time… Solely the penalties and that shot from Sergio Ramos that was misplaced by the Chamartn amphitheater. Jose Mourinho He remained on his knees on the grass, emotionless, and Bernabu wept for a era, that of the Madrid of datawhich light into continental historical past.

Was the fourth loss of their historical past on penalties. Earlier than, he had solely misplaced within the 1975 Cup Winners’ Cup in opposition to him Pink Staron the Cup of 84 in entrance of Athletic Membership and within the match for third place within the Membership World Cup of 2000 earlier than the nexaca.

since 2012As if it had been a divine pact for the one defeat in a Champions League penalty shootout, soccer gave Madrid one in all its greatest a long time, with luck from eleven meters in Milan, Yeddah Riyadh included. the white set he has scored all of the penalties he has taken in a batch from that of Ramos in opposition to Neuer. Everyone. Within the finish of 2016 marked Lucas, Marcelo, Bale, Ramos and Cristiano. Within the 2020 Tremendous Cup Carvajal, Rodrygo, Modric and Ramos; and on wednesday they did Benzema, Modric, Kroos and Asensio. “For the fifth he had chosen Vinicius. Fortunately he did not shoot,” Ancelotti joked earlier than the press.

Within the final decade, including up from the 2012-2013 season, Madrid has scored 107 of the 125 penalties that he has launched with out counting the batches, an excellent determine that has had good programsakin to 18-19 (12 of 12), 19-20 (12 of 12) and 20-21 (5 of 5).

With the ultimate on Sunday, the Cup tie earlier than him Villarreal, the Membership World Cup in sight and the following spherical of Champions in opposition to Liverpool, the choices of taking part in a brand new batch improve, however the numbers are with these of Ancelotti. Past the historic statistics, this yr the white crew has scored 9 of the eleven penalties that he has launched The 81.8%. Benzema has scored 4 and missed one (in opposition to Osasuna), Rodrygo He has put the three that he has thrown away, Modric two and Hazard has missed his solely try, in his case in opposition to the Celtic.

A slight enchancment over the earlier course, the place the Frenchman failed 4 of the 15 that he shot, and one thing worse than in 20-21, the final of Zidane as coach and of bouquets as captain, wherein neither he, nor Hazard nor Benzema missed the 5 penalties they needed to take.