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They benefited the hot balls to the Madrid in the Eleventh?

Published:14/06/2016 - 17:16h

Updated:14/06/2016 - 17:16h

The Real Madrid won in May an UEFA Champions League easier of the expected by Florentino Pérez... Or no? The ones of Zinedine Zidane heaved the "Eleventh" after deleting to some rivals that add zero Champions in his vitrinas

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The ex president of the FIFA imputed by corruption and fiscal crimes, Joseph Blatter, revealed this past Monday in a controversial interview the existence of "hot and cold balls" in some draws of the UEFA. Relating this with the UEFA Champions League 2015-16 won by the Real Madrid, are many the fans that, with ire and weigh, ask if possible that the group of Florentino Pérez resulted benefited on purpose in the draws of this past edition of the League of Champions.

And it is that the Real Madrid won the past 28 May the "Eleventh"... Possibly the Champions League easier since modernizó the format. The ones of Zidane had a "scandalous" luck along the tournament, and the one who deny it so only has to throw a glimpse to the opponents against which had to confront the whites.

Malmö, Shaktar Donetsk and PSG in the liguilla of groups; in eighth of final, the Rome; in quarter-finals, the Wolfsburgo; in semifinals, a shy Manchester City; and, in the final, for the first time, a worthy end of Champions League as it is the Athletic. It gives the casualidad, however, that between all the rivals to which confronted the Real Madrid added zero "orejonas", what reflects the sad level of requirement in comparison with the FC Barcelona does two seasons.

The ones of Luis Enrique played in the campaign 2014-15 against Apoel, Ajax and PSG in the liguilla of groups; Manchester City in eighth; PSG in chambers; Bayern Munich in semifinals and Juventus of Turín in the final, all they champions of his respective leagues the previous campaign, something that can not say the Real Madrid this year, conquering a Champions that, as it said Mourinho, "to me would give me shame to win".

The "luck" of the Real Madrid is not new

The "luck" of the Real Madrid causes that from "FCBN" have wanted to throw a look backwards in the time to compare to the rivals of the Real Madrid in Champions League along the last seasons, always saving the maximum respect to all they. The past season (2014-15) measured in eighth to the Schalke 04 -surpassed the eliminatory by the minimum after a 3-4 in the Bernabéu-, in chambers to the Athletic and in semifinals to the Juventus.

These two last teams are "rocky" and competitive, is true, but for the time being would not be to the level of Bayern Munich or FC Barcelona. In the season 2013-14, the whites won the title deleting in eighth to the Galatasaray, in chambers to the Borussia Dortmund, in semifinals to the Bayern Munich and in the final to the Athletic. A really powerful rival "" as they are the Bavarians in said rounds, although in the final against the Athletic -that deleted to the Barça- there was extention.

Further back still in the time

And what there is of the campaign 2012-13? A feeble Manchester United in eighth, the Galatasaray in quarter-finals and the Borussia Dortmund in semifinals, that was the one who took down them of the competition. In the campaign 2011-12, in case it was little, the merengues confronted to the CSKA of Moscow in eighth, to the Apoel of Nikosea in quarter-finals and to the Bayern Munich in semifinals, when it lived the famous penalti failed by Sergio Bouquets that finish repercutiendo in the white elimination.

In definite, can not say with absolute certainty that to the Real Madrid always touch him easy rivals in the rounds of eighth, fourth and semifinals during the last five seasons. However, they could have him planted opponents much stronger in said rounds.

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