Seventeen years of the goal come true of Zinedine Zidane in the Champions League. Seventeen years of the first Champions held by Florentino Pérez, which totals five in his presidential race, only one less than Santiago Bernabéu. Four of them raised in a lustrum of this decade, three of them with Zizou. This new era has improved that three-stroke streak in 1998, 2000 and 2002, Zidane and his men have added World Cups of Clubs and Super Cups of Europe to the successes.
The historic goal of Zidane volley decided the final against Bayer Leverkusen that May 15. Glasgow's Hampden Park hosted the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen. On May 15, 2002, the Whites enlarged their hegemony in the winners of the European Cup and made the Centenary year unforgettable. Zidane is the name inseparable to this final thanks to his historic volley goal that was the definitive 2-1. In the play, on the stroke of the break, Roberto Carlos threw a center pumped from the left wing to the edge of the area, where Zidane was waiting to splice a fantastic shot, which beat the German goal.
Previously, the start of the match was very exciting with two goals in the first quarter hour. Raul overtook the Madridistas, taking advantage of a throw-in by Roberto Carlos to beat Butt. Lucio quickly tied for Bayer by finishing off a corner. In the second half, Cesar had to retire injured. His place was occupied by Casillas, who was also key to lifting the title. In the final section, the Germans had several clear chances to tie, but the young goalkeeper managed to stop them, with his feet and hands, dragged by the floors, with unforgettable clearances, and secured the ninth European Cup of Real Madrid. Madrid played with: César (Casillas, 68), Salgado, Hierro, Helguera, Roberto Carlos, Figo (McManaman, 61), Makelele (Flavio, 73), Solari, Zidane, Raúl and Morientes.
Real Madrid had already won the fifth European Cup at Hampden Park of Celtic Glasgow, the best match of history, the one that televises the BBC every Christmas to say that It was the best soccer match ever seen. Real Madrid won 7-3 and Puskas scored four goals, three by Di Stéfano.
Forty-two years later, the club white again won a European Cup in Glasgow, in the same place, in a renovated, modernized field. Raul did the first goal and Zidane signed the trophy of the Novena with a volley that has been the image of the Champions until today.
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