The 2013/14 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid in Lisbon on 24 May will be the fifth European Cup showpiece between clubs from the same country – and the first between teams from the same city. UEFA.com revisits the first four finals, with Madrid already having experience against domestic rivals in the decider.
1999/2000 Real Madrid CF 3-0 Valencia CF
Neither Madrid nor Valencia were Spanish champions, but respective knockout victories against Manchester United FC and FC Bayern München, and SS Lazio and FC Barcelona, set up the first UEFA Champions League final between domestic rivals. It was Madrid's 11th final – and second in three years, a side coached by Jupp Heynckes having ended a 32-year wait to reclaim the trophy in 1998 – and Valencia's first, and that gulf in experience told at the Stade de France.
Vicente del Bosque's Madrid took the lead through Fernando Morientes shortly before half-time and, with Héctor Cúper's Valencia unable to recapture the attacking brio that had taken them to Paris, second-half strikes from Steve McManaman and Raúl González confirmed the eighth of Madrid's nine European Cup successes.
2002/03 AC Milan 0-0 Juventus (Milan win 3-2 on penalties)
Italy provided three of the four semi-finalists, FC Internazionale Milano the team to miss out on the final at Old Trafford after losing to their neighbours in the last four. With Milan and Juve knowing each other inside out, it proved a tense affair of few chances – even the competition's top scorer that season, Rossoneri striker Filippo Inzaghi, was unable to deliver a breakthrough in Manchester.
Clarence Seedorf and Kakha Kaladze failed for Milan in the resulting shoot-out, but David Trezeguet, Marcelo Zalayeta and Paolo Montero did likewise for Juve, leaving Andriy Shevchenko to take the trophy to Milan for the sixth time.
2007/08 Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea FC (United win 6-5 on pens)
Again three of the last four came from the same country, Chelsea avenging their defeats by Liverpool FC at the same stage in 2005 and 2007 to reach their maiden showpiece. United struck first at Moscow's Stadion Luzhniki as Cristiano Ronaldo nodded them in front, yet Frank Lampard levelled before half-time.
With no further goals, the game headed to extra time and then, with penalties looming, Chelsea lost Didier Drogba to a red card. They seemed to have shrugged off that setback when Petr Čech saved from Ronaldo in the shoot-out, giving John Terry the chance to clinch victory; instead the Chelsea captain slipped and sent his kick against the post. When Edwin van der Sar subsequently denied Nicolas Anelka, the silverware was bound for Old Trafford.
2012/13 FC Bayern München 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Bayern finished the Bundesliga 25 points clear of Dortmund and looked set to claim their fifth European Cup when Mario Mandžukić supplied the 60th-minute breakthrough after both sides had missed a series of chances. İlkay Gündoğan's penalty swiftly levelled matters – the first goal Bayern had conceded in the competition in 432 minutes – yet it was Jupp Heynckes's side who looked more likely to snatch a late winner. So it proved in the 89th minute as Arjen Robben wriggled through to take the trophy to Munich for the fifth time.
Other club competitions
Atlético, though, have also got the better of domestic rivals, overrunning Athletic Club 3-0 in the 2012 UEFA Europa League final in Bucharest. That was the second all-Spanish UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final after Sevilla FC beat RCD Espanyol on penalties in Glasgow in 2007; three months later, the Andalusian club also came out on top in the only all-Liga UEFA Super Cup, beating FC Barcelona 3-0 in Monaco.
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