6. 2-1 win vs Partizan,1965/66(Brussels)
After winning 5 finals in 5 years, the club had to wait for the next one. The wait was a relatively shorter one, as the club won its sixth European Cup title against Yugoslavia’s Partizan, by 2-1. Legends like Di Stefano, Puskas, and Hector Rial all left the club, but the captain Paco Gento still remained, and lead the team to glory under his leadership. It was another comeback win with Partizan breaking the deadlock and late goals from Amaro Amancio and Fernando Serena, who scored a screamer from distance, securing the La Sexta.
7. 1-0 loss to Liverpool, 1980/81 (Paris)
The one and only Champions League final loss in the history of Real Madrid was against Liverpool in Paris, which are coincidentally tomorrow’s opposition and hosting city. Alan Kennedy’s 82nd-minute goal sealed the game against a wasteful Real Madrid side. It was a heartbreak for some of the legends who played in that final, like Juanito and Santillana, but Real Madrid is a club that knows how to accept defeat.
8. 1-0 win vs Juventus, 1997/98 (Amsterdam)
In a tough game against a star-studded Juventus side that had players like Zinedine Zidane and Alessandro Del Piero, Real Madrid won the game through a Predrag Mijatovic goal. The defence comprising Fernando Hierro, Roberto Carlos and Captain Manolo Sanchis, was rock solid throughout the game. The team had a tough domestic season, but Jupp Heynckes ensured that his team delivered when it mattered the most and led the club to La Septima.
9. 3-0 win vs Valencia, 1999/00 (Paris)
The eighth title was won against domestic rivals Valencia, in a dominant 3-0 win. Fernando Morientes opened the scoring with a header and it set the tone for the remainder of the match. Steve McManaman scored an excellent right-footed volley after several attempts throughout the game, and Raul closed the game with an easy finish after rounding the keeper.
10. 2-1 win vs Bayer Leverkusen, 2001/02 (Glasgow)
One of the greatest finals of all time. It started off with a neat finish from the eternal Capitan Raul Gonzalez, but Leverkusen soon equalized from a set-piece. But then, Zinedine Zidane scored ‘that’ left-footed volley in the biggest game of that season. That goal should’ve sealed things, but it still took late heroics from Iker Casillas, who was subbed on for an injured Cesar Sanchez), to win the La Novena for Real Madrid.