Back To Training & More Historic Comebacks…

28 Apr
Entrenamiento_del_Real_Madrid (13)

Kaka plotting his inevitable take down of Shigs.

The team got right back to training today in preparation for Tuesday’s ::gulp:: match against Borussia Dortmund. Cristiano trained on his own while Pepe, Marcelo and Arbeloa worked out inside.

The mothership continued with the historic comebacks. Here’s the deets on our remontadas against Inter Milan and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

FROM REALMADRID.COM

Real_Madrid_-_Inter_de_Milýn (1)Historic come-backs (III): Real Madrid 3-0 Inter Milan

The white team knocked out the powerful Italians in the semis of the UEFA Cup during the 1984/85 season, with two goals from Santillana and another from Míchel in the second leg.

During the 1984/95 season there was another historic come-back against Inter Milan in the semis of the UEFA Cup. The white team went through to the final after a 3-0 win in the second leg which took place in the Santiago Bernabéu, to overcome the 2-0 result from the first leg in the San Siro.

Inter Milan-Real Madrid. Semi-finals of the UEFA Cup (1984/85)
After coming back against Anderlecht in a previous round, Real Madrid had to make their mark once more in order to reach the final, which they would subsequently win against Videoton. The white team went down 2-0 to Inter Milan in the San Siro stadium. Brady, from the spot, and Altobelli gave the Italians a clear advantage going into the second leg.

Real_Madrid_-_Inter_de_MilýnData Sheet:
2- Inter de Milán: Zenga, Baresi, Marini, Bergomi, Mandorlini, Sabato, Brady, Pasinato (Causio, 85′), Cucchi, Altobelli, Rummenigge.
0- Real Madrid: Miguel Angel, Chendo (San José, 76′), Sanchís, Salguero, Camacho, Isidro, Gallego, Lozano, Martín Vázquez (Juanito, 79′), Butragueño, Valdano.

Goals:
1-0 (min. 25): Brady.
2-0 (min. 57): Altobelli.

Real_Madrid_-_Inter_de_Milýn (2)What the powerful Inter Milan of Zenga, Bergomi, Baresi, Altobelli, Rummenigge and company was not expecting was the incredible atmosphere waiting for them in the Bernabéu. The 24 April 1985 will go down in history. Real Madrid wore their shirts with pride and ran all over the Italians. Before the break the Madrid side had already levelled the tie with two from Santillana. Michel, in 59’, made it 3-0, and sealed another historic come-back for the home side.

Data Sheet:
3- Real Madrid: Miguel Angel, Chendo, Salguero (Fraile, 24′) (Juanito, 76′), Stielike, Camacho, Michel, San José, Gallego, Pineda, Santillana, Valdano.
0- Inter Milán: Zenga, Bergomi, (Pasinato, 36′) (Causio, 80′), Collovati, Bini, Baresi, Cucchi, Sabato, Brady, Mandorlini, Altobelli, Rummenigge.

Real_Madrid_-_Inter_de_Milýn (3)Goals:
1-0 (min. 12): Santillana.
2-0 (min. 42): Santillana.
3-0 (min. 59): Míchel.

Historic comebacks (IV): Real Madrid 4-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

The team in white eliminated the team from Germany in the last sixteen of the UEFA Cup in the 1985/86 season after a spectacular return match in which Valdano and Santillana both netted twice.

Real_Madrid_-_Borussia_Mýnchengladbach (1)An historic fight-back against a German team, Borussia Mönchengladbach, occurred in the last sixteen of the UEFA cup in 1985/86. Real Madrid had to come back from losing 5-1 in Germany but they were able to produce a miraculous 4-0 win at the Santiago Bernabéu which made the Madrid supporters go crazy.

Borussia Monchengladbach – Real Madrid. UEFA Cup last 16 (1985/86)\
The first leg was played on 27 November 1985 at the Rheinstadion, with a final score of 5-1 to the Germans. The Italian referee Agnolin played a leading role in the result. He sent off Gordillo and yellow-carded Real players Chendo and Hugo Sánchez. Before getting the red card, Gordillo had scored half-way through the second half, giving some hope to Real for the return game at the Bernabéu.

Real_Madrid_-_Inter_de_Milýn (3)Match Stats:
5- Borussia Mönchengladbach: Sude, Krisp, Herlovsen, Hannes, Frontzeck, Borowka, Bruns, Rahn, Lienen, Mill, Criens (Dressen, 64′).
1- Real Madrid: Ochotorena; Chendo, Salguero, Maceda (Butragueño, 62′), Camacho, Michel, Gallego, Martín Vázquez (Santillana, 64′), Gordillo, Hugo Sánchez, Valdano.

Goals:
1-0 (36th min): Mill.
2-0 (40th min): Salguero.
3-0 (55th min): Rahn.
4-0 (58th min): Rahn.
4-1 (69th min): Gordillo.
5-1 (83rd min): Lienen.

Real_Madrid_-_Borussia_MýnchengladbachOn 11 December 1985, Real Madrid played host to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the return leg. Going into the game 5-1 down, Real knew that they would have to stage an epic fight-back that night. The Santiago Bernabéu proved to be too much for the German team, who watched helplessly as their opponents turned the tie around. Two goals from Valdana and a further two from Santillana, the last of which came in the 90th minute, put Real Madrid in the quarter-final.

Match Stats:
4- Real Madrid: Ochotorena; San José (Cholo, 76′), Camacho, Maceda, Salguero, Juanito (Martín Vázquez, 89′), Michel, Gallego, Valdano, Butragueño, Santillana.
0- Borussia Mönchengladbach: Sude, Herlovsen (Herbst 54′), Hannes, Frontzceck, Krisp (Hochstätter 46′), Criens, Lienen, Dressen, Borowka, Mill, Rahn.

Goals:
1-0 (7th min): Valdano.
2-0 (20th min): Valdano.
3-0 (78th min): Santillana.
4-0 (90th min): Santillana.

It can be done! So let’s keep the positive thoughts coming and the energy up. HALA MADRID!

– Lozil

3 Responses to “Back To Training & More Historic Comebacks…”

  1. mygypsyspirit April 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Um… Kaka looks like a baby spider monkey in that first pic.

    I’m SO focused on a remontada. I just claimed to an Arsenal fan at work (we were “discussing” Van Persie) that Real Madrid are going to pull off the most epic comeback in the history of comebacks.

    I really hope I’m right

    • shiggers April 29, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

      A baby spider monkey OF EVIL!

      • mygypsyspirit April 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

        I’m actually not going to disagree on that one…

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