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Three in a row: Real Madrid make more history

Real Madrid have become the first club to win three straight European Cup finals for the second time.

Three in a row: Real Madrid make more history
Three in a row: Real Madrid make more history ©AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid have made yet another piece of UEFA Champions League history. The 3-1 win against Liverpool in Kyiv was their third final triumph in a row in the competition – making them the first team to do so on more than one occasion.

Since Madrid reached (and won) the first five European Cup finals between 1956 and 1960, only five other clubs had even reached three in a row – Benfica, Ajax, Bayern and, in the UEFA Champions League era, AC Milan and Juventus.

1960 final: When Madrid won five in a row

Remarkably, in all those previous cases, when one team reached three in a row, another club immediately matched that feat. But now Madrid have not just made three in a row, but they have won them all, taking them to within two of what seemed a never-to-be repeated record from the first half-decade of this competition's history.


European Cup/UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid
2016: W 1-1 (aet; 5-3pens) v Atlético Madrid, Milan
2017: W 4-1 v Juventus, Cardiff
2018: W 3-1 v Liverpool, Kyiv

1998: Juve fall to Madrid

1996: W 1-1 (aet; 4-2 pens) v Ajax, Rome
1997: L 1-3 v Borussia Dortmund, Munich
1998: L 0-1 v Real Madrid, Amsterdam

AC Milan
1993: L 0-1 v Marseille, Munich
1994: W 4-0 v Barcelona, Athens
1995: L 0-1 v Ajax, Vienna

Bayern München
1974: W 1-1/4-0 (replay) v Atlético Madrid, Brussels
1975: W 2-0 v Leeds United, Paris
1976: W 1-0 v St-Étienne, Glasgow

1971: W 2-0 v Panathinaikos, Wembley
1972: W 2-0 v Internazionale Milano, Rotterdam
1973: W 1-0 v Juventus, Belgrade

1963: Benfica denied by Milan

1961: W 3-2 v Barcelona, Berne
1962: W 5-3 v Real Madrid, Amsterdam
1963: L 1-2 v AC Milan, Wembley

Real Madrid
1956: W 4-3 v Stade de Reims, Paris
1957: W 2-0 v Fiorentina, Madrid
1958: W 3-2 (aet) v Milan, Brussels
1959: W 2-0 v Stade de Reims, Stuttgart
1960: W 7-3 v Eintracht Frankfurt, Glasgow

European Cup Winners' Cup

1976: W 4-2 v West Ham United, Brussels
1977: L 0-2 v Hamburg, Amsterdam
1978: W 4-0 v Austria Wien, Paris

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League

2014: W 0-0 (aet; 4-2pens) v Benfica, Turin
2015: W 3-2 v Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Warsaw
2016: W 3-1 v Liverpool, Basel

Across multiple competitions

1995 UEFA Cup: L 0-1a/1-1h (1-2 agg) v Parma
1996 UEFA Champions League: W 1-1 (aet; 4-2 pens) v Ajax, Rome
1997 UEFA Champions League: L 1-3 v Borussia Dortmund, Munich
1998 UEFA Champions League: L 0-1 v Real Madrid, Amsterdam

Parma defeat Juve in 1995

1993 Cup Winners' Cup: W 3-1 v Antwerp, Wembley
1994 Cup Winners' Cup: L 0-1 v Arsenal, Copenhagen
1995 UEFA Cup: W 1-0h/1-1a (2-1 agg) v Juventus

1983 European Cup: L 0-1 v Hamburg, Athens
1984 Cup Winners' Cup: W 2-1 v Porto, Basel
1985 European Cup: W 1-0 v Liverpool, Brussels

1976 UEFA Cup: W 3-2h/1-1a (4-3 agg) v Club Brugge
1977 European Cup: W 3-1 v Borussia Mönchengladbach, Rome
1978 European Cup: W 1-0 v Club Brugge, Wembley

UEFA Women's Cup/UEFA Women's Champions League

2016: W 1-1 (aet; 5-3 pens) v Wolfsburg, Reggio Emilia
2017: W 0-0 (aet; 5-3 pens) v Paris Saint-Germain, Cardiff
2018: W 4-1 (aet) v Wolfsburg, Kyiv

2010: L 0-0 (aet; 3-5 pens) v Turbine Potsdam, Getafe
2011: W 2-0 v Turbine Potsdam, Fulham
2012: W 2-0 v FFC Frankfurt, Munich
2013: L 0-1 v Wolfsburg, Chelsea

2002: L 0-2 v FFC Frankfurt, Frankfurt
2003: W 4-1h, 3-0a (7-1 agg) v Fortuna Hjørring
2004: W 3-0h, 5-0a (8-0 agg) v FFC Frankfurt

UEFA Futsal Cup

Madrid side Inter's latest futsal triumph

Inter FS
2016: L 3-4 v Ugra Yugorsk, Guadalajara
2017: W 7-0 v Sporting CP, Almaty
2018: W 5-2 v Sporting CP, Zaragoza

FC Dynamo
2012: L 1-3 v Barcelona, Lleida
2013: L 3-4 v Kairat Almaty, Tbilisi
2014: L 2-5 (aet) v Barcelona, Baku

FC Dynamo
2005: L 3-4a, 6-6 (aet) h (9-10 agg) v Action 21 Charleroi
2006: L 3-6a, 4-3h (7-9 agg) v Inter FS
2007: W 2-1 v Inter FS, Murcia

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