For the second year in a row, Real Madrid have spoiled their crosstown rivals’ hopes of winning a UEFA Champions League title. Last year, Real and Atletico Madrid did battle in the finals, a game that ended with a down-to-the-wire extra time duel, and ultimately, with the Vikings winning a record 10th UCL title. This year, Real came face to face with their fellow Madrid football club a bit earlier—in the quarterfinals, to be exact—but the results have been similar. With a home game victory on Wednesday afternoon, the Vikings secured a spot in the 2014 – 2015 Champions League semifinals, and the Mattress Makers bowed out of the competition entirely. Celebrate the victory today, with a brand new Real Madrid tracksuit from Soccer Box!
The Vikings will be wearing the Real Madrid UCL presentation tracksuit 2014 – 2015 before they take the pitch in future Champions League matches, and at Soccer Box, you can get your hands on one of these tracksuits as well! Black in color, with Adidas’ trademark white stripes running down the sleeves and pant legs, the UCL presentation tracksuit is the perfect garment to root for the most successful club in the history of the UEFA Champions League! Get yours today, at the Soccer Box online store!
It’s a celebratory time for the wearers of the Real Madrid tracksuit, as they gun for their second consecutive UCL title, and their 11th overall. However, while the Vikings are certainly a top contender for this year’s UEFA tournament, they very nearly didn’t make it past Atletico.
Indeed, the quarterfinal battle between these two top Spanish football clubs was an evenly-matched contest in every way. The first leg of the quarters, an April 14th fixture at Atletico’s Estadio Vicente Calderon, ended in a 0-0 dead heat.
The second leg, meanwhile, played on Wednesday, April 22nd at Real’s Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, almost followed a similar stalemate trend. Los Blancos arrived on their home pitch, clad in the Real Madrid UCL presentation tracksuit 2014 – 2015 and surrounded by adoring fans, but their home field advantage didn’t give them the edge in the first half of play.
On the contrary, by halftime, the score was still all tied up at 0-0. And while Real’s players were controlling the ball and shooting off one on-target shot after the other, Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak was making saves so dependably that the Vikings simply couldn’t take the lead. Not even the great Cristiano Ronaldo could find the back of the net during the game.
It wasn’t until the 88-minute mark that football fans in the Real Madrid tracksuit finally got the moment they had been waiting for. With an assist from Ronaldo, Javier Hernandez finally snuck the ball past Oblak to earn a 1-0 lead. It was enough to earn the Vikings a victory, and secure the defending UCL champs a spot in the 2014 – 2015 semifinals.
Compared to the 6-1 blowout that Bayern Munich had managed against FC Porto just one day earlier, the April 22nd fixture between Real and Atletico Madrid was a fairly low-key affair. It could even have been labeled as disappointing, especially since fans were hoping that this match would make Ronaldo the top-scoring player in the 2014 – 2015 UCL tournament. Right now, Ronaldo has eight goals, one behind what Shakhtar Donetsk’s Luiz Adriano managed in the group stage alone. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has also tallied eight goals in the prestigious football contest.
However, if the Real-Atletico battle lacked something in terms of scoring fireworks, it more than made up for that shortcoming with sheer edge-of-your-seat intensity. Either of these teams could have easily come out on top. Celebrate the fact that the Vikings were the ultimate victors, with a new Real Madrid UCL presentation tracksuit 2014 – 2015!
You can find the snazzy 2014 – 2015 Real Madrid tracksuit online, at the Soccer Box store. And if you are looking for something other than a UCL presentation suit, we’ve got a slew of jerseys, sweatshirts, and other gear in stock. Use the coupon code “BLOG2015” to save 12.5% on anything in our store—be it a presentation tracksuit, a soccer ball, or a kids football jersey.