20 تشرين1/أكتوير 2018
الأحد, 24 حزيران/يونيو 2018 10:26

Seventh all-time double

Real Madrid ended the 2017/2018 season winning the two most important club titles. The European Cup, the tenth in the club’s history, and the Endesa League, number 34. It’s the seventh double in 116 years of existence after those won in the 1963/64, 1964/65, 1967/68, 1973/74, 1979/80 and 2014/15 season, the latter the most successful in the club’s history.
 
First double
The Real Madrid of 63/64, led by Joaquín Hernández, won its seventh league by finishing first in the final group ahead of Barcelona, ​​Aismalíbar, Estudiantes, Juventud de Badalona, ​​Picadero and Águilas. After three consecutive European finals, the team that had in its ranks Emiliano, Luyk and Burgess, among others, won the first European Cup by beating Spartak Brno over two games (110-89 and 84-64).
 
Second double
Pedro Ferrándiz led the Real Madrid of 64/65, winning the cup as well as the double. In the eighth league triumph, they only lost one match, while in the European Cup, the second consecutive, they beat Stankovic and Korac's Belgrade OKK in the semifinals and TSKA Moscow in the final. The Whites lost 88-81 at the Lenin Stadium, but came back in Madrid 76-62.
 
Third double
In the 1967/68 season, with Pedro Ferrándiz again at the helm, Real Madrid were crowned league champions for the tenth time and lifted their fourth European title. In the final, played in Lyon, the Whites beat Spartak Brno in a single game by 98-95, led by the trio Allen (26 points), Luyk (24) and Brabender (22).
 
Fourth double
73/74 was the season of Emiliano Rodríguez’s retirement and the arrival of Walter Szczerbiak. Real Madrid won their sixteenth league and did so without losing in the 28 rounds. With the 30 rounds from the previous season, the whites made it 58 games unbeaten. The fifth European Cup came on April 3, 1974 in Nantes with victory against Ignis Varese by 84-82.
 
Fifth double
In the 79/80 season with Lolo Sáinz on the bench, Real Madrid won their 21st League, sealed in the last game in a tough fight with Barcelona. The seventh European Cup was won in Berlin against Maccabi, who they beat 89-85 in the final, with 27 points from Rullan.
 
Sixth double
The 14/15 season went down in the club’s history for winning four titles, five if we include the Intercontinental, which was played in September 2015. The team led by Pablo Laso won League number 32 for the club, beating Barcelona 3-0 in the final. And the ninth European Cup, the first EuroLeague, in front of their fans at El Palacio, defeating Olympiacos by 78-57.
 
Seventh double
The season that has just ended will be remembered because Real Madrid overcame injuries and was crowned EuroLeague champions in Belgrade, after beating CSKA Moscow in the semifinals (93-82) and Fenerbahçe in the final (85-80). A month later, they won the 34th league in the club’s history after defeating Baskonia 3-1 in a spectacular playoff final.
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