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Juventus and Real Madrid's previous final appearances

Juventus have been European champions twice; Real Madrid have won the trophy an unprecedented 11 times. UEFA.com looks back on the teams' 22 previous final appearances.

Past European successes for Juventus and Real Madrid ©UEFA.com

While Real Madrid have won 11 of their 14 European Cup finals, Juventus have enjoyed significantly worse fortune, triumphing just twice while losing a record six finals – including the 1998 showpiece to Madrid. UEFA.com looks back on the sides' past finals.


1983 final: Hamburg sink Juventus

1972/73: Ajax 1-0 Juventus
In their first final, Juve lost to an Ajax outfit who claimed their third successive European Cup courtesy of Johnny Rep's early goal in Belgrade. Juve would have to wait 23 years to exact revenge.

1982/83: Hamburg 1-0 Juventus
The Turin club's second final appearance ended the same way as the first, a thunderbolt from Hamburg midfielder Felix Magath inflicting another narrow reverse, this time in Athens.

1996 highlights: Juventus pip Ajax on penalties

1984/85: Juventus 1-0 Liverpool
"I especially remember that night, for all the wrong reasons," said Zbigniew Boniek of the Heysel final. "If people go to watch the European Cup final, it is absolutely ridiculous that they never return home." A total of 39 fans were killed in disturbances before the game. Michel Platini's 56th-minute penalty clinched the trophy for Juve, though there was little to celebrate.

1995/96: Juventus 1-1 Ajax (aet, Juventus win 4-2 on pens)
Jari Litmanen equalised Fabrizio Ravanelli's early strike for Juve but Angelo Peruzzi was the shoot-out star in Rome, denying Edgar Davids and Sonny Silooy to allow Vladimir Jugović to slot the decisive spot kick. Ravanelli said: "Ajax had a great, great squad with wonderful players, but we were perfectly prepared, showing how spirit, heart and modesty can get you a result."

See Mijatović goal that gave Madrid 1998 glory

1996/97: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus
Heavily tipped to retain the prize won 12 months previously, Juve were instead undone by a Dortmund side including ex-Bianconeri Julio César, Jürgen Kohler, Paulo Sousa and Andreas Möller. Karl-Heinz Riedle's first-half brace in Munich left Marcello Lippi's men with it all to do and, though Alessandro Del Piero pulled one back, Lars Ricken's memorable third sealed victory.

1997/98: Juventus 0-1 Real Madrid
Juventus were back again the following year, but again they came up short, Predrag Mijatović's second-half effort for the Merengues in Amsterdam earning Madrid their seventh continental crown.

2015 final highlights: Barcelona 3-1 Juventus

2002/03: Juventus 0-0 AC Milan (aet, Milan win 3-2 on pens)
The only all-Italian UEFA Champions League final proved a tight affair, and it took penalties to separate the sides at Old Trafford. Clarence Seedorf and Kakha Kaladze missed for Milan; unfortunately for Juventus, so too did David Trezeguet, Marcelo Zalayeta and Paolo Montero.

2014/15: Juventus 1-3 Barcelona
Juve set an unwanted record by becoming the first team to lose six European Cup finals, falling behind to Ivan Rakitić's fourth-minute opener. Although Álvaro Morata levelled early in the second period, Luis Suárez restored the Barça advantage at Berlin's Olympiastadion and Neymar ensured more final misery, getting the third goal with the last kick.


1955/56: Real Madrid 4-3 Reims
In the first European Cup final, Madrid trailed 2-0 inside ten minutes at the Parc des Princes but rallied. Reims then went 3-2 up just past the hour, only for Manuel Marquitos to quickly level again, leaving Héctor Rial to score the winner 11 minutes from time.

1956/57: Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina
Madrid had home advantage for their second final, and it was a familiar scene at the end of the Santiago Bernabéu showpiece with the 'hosts' celebrating again. Their Italian opponents made them work hard for it, but Alfredo Di Stéfano's penalty midway through the second half finally broke their resolve and Paco Gento added a clincher.

1957/58: Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan (aet)
Again Madrid had to come from behind as Milan twice led at the Heysel Stadium. Each time that it seemed the Spanish side's grip on the trophy was weakening, strikes from Di Stéfano and, with 11 minutes left, Rial restored parity. The match thus became the first final to go to extra time, where Gento's 107th-minute effort ensured the cup would stay in Madrid.

1958/59: Real Madrid 2-0 Reims
A repeat of the first final ended the same way – with Madrid parading the trophy. A goal early in either half dashed Reims' hopes at Stuttgart's Neckarstadion, Madrid making light of the absence of Ferenc Puskás and an early injury to Raymond Kopa thanks to Enrique Mateos in the first minute and Di Stéfano just after half-time.

1959/60: Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
What proved the last of Madrid's five successive European Cups was the most famous as Eintracht were sublimely swept aside in Glasgow. Puskás became the first player to hit a final hat-trick, and went on to claim four goals in all; Di Stéfano made do with three in a dazzling display in front of an enraptured Hampden Park crowd of 127,000.

1961/62: Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid
Although Madrid's sequence of victories came to a halt in 1960/61 – eliminated in the first round by Barcelona – they were back in the final a year later, Puskás claiming his second showpiece hat-trick at Amsterdam's Olympisch Stadium. For once, though, he was outdone as Eusébio's brace helped Benfica retain the trophy.

1963/64: Internazionale Milano 3-1 Real Madrid
Madrid came up short again two seasons later, with veterans Di Stéfano and Puskás eclipsed by Inter's Sandro Mazzola at the Praterstadion in Vienna. Mazzola and Aurelio Milani gave Madrid a two-goal cushion and, though Felo replied, Mazzola's second of the evening made the game safe.

1966: Gento's sixth triumph

1965/66: Real Madrid 2-1 Partizan
Partizan became the first eastern European team to make the final but Madrid proved too strong in Brussels. It looked like it would be a different story when Velibor Vasović gave the Yugoslavs the lead, but goals in the last 20 minutes from Amancio Amaro and Fernando Serena ensured Madrid – captained by Gento, in his sixth final – triumphed again.

1980/81: Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid
In contrast to their early dominance of the competition, Madrid had to wait 15 years for their next final appearance. This time the Parc des Princes did not prove a happy hunting ground, Alan Kennedy's late strike guaranteeing that Liverpool continued England's European Cup purple patch.

1997/98: Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus
Again Madrid endured a long absence before returning to the final, making their first appearance of the UEFA Champions League era at the Amsterdam ArenA. One goal proved enough for a seventh crown, Predrag Mijatović scoring midway through the second half to rubber-stamp 'La Séptima'.

1999/2000: Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia
Having waited 32 years for a seventh title, just two years later Madrid made it eight in the first European Cup final between clubs from the same country. Fernando Morientes headed Real in front at the Stade de France moments before half-time, then second-half strikes from Steve McManaman and Raúl González killed Valencia's challenge.

Watch Zidane's 'once in a lifetime' volley from 2002

2001/02: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Back at the scene of their most famous European Cup triumph, Hampden Park, Madrid reclaimed the crown for a third success in five years. Raúl became the first player to score in two UEFA Champions League finals early on and, though Lúcio soon equalised, Zinédine Zidane's iconic volley proved a fitting winner.

2013/14: Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético Madrid (aet)
In the first European Cup final between teams from the same city, newly crowned Spanish champions Atlético were poised to add a first European title to their trophy cabinet courtesy of Diego Godín's first-half opener, only for Sergio Ramos to head Madrid level at the very last. Carlo Ancelotti's side ran amok in extra time, goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo sealing 'La Décima'; Ronaldo's last-gasp penalty gave him 17 goals for the season, equalling the European Cup record.

2016 final: See how Real Madrid claimed glory in Milan

2015/16: Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (aet; Real Madrid win 5-3 on penalties)
Now coached by Ancelotti's former assistant Zidane, Real Madrid struck first in Milan as Ramos became the fifth player to net in two UEFA Champions League finals. After Atlético's Antoine Griezmann had smacked a second-half penalty off the crossbar, Yannick Carrasco's equaliser sent the final to overtime and, ultimately, penalties. Former Madrid man Juanfran hit the post with Atlético's fourth kick, leaving Ronaldo to take the trophy to the Bernabéu for an 11th time.