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FACT CHECK – REAL MADRID vs ATLETICO MADRID, UCL FINAL

REAL MADRID vs ATLETICO MADRID
  1. Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid : They face each other in a Champions League final for the second time in three years.
  2. The two teams have played each other 10 times since the 2014 Champions League final, with Atletico winning 5, Real winning 1 & 4 draws.
  3. Average age of players is almost same for Real Madrid (24.8) & Atletico Madrid (24.7)
  4. The 2016 UEFA Champions League final will be Real Madrid and Atlético’s seventh European encounter. The Whites have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1.
  5. Top scorer in UCL 2016 – Ronaldo – 16goals, Griezmann – 9goals.
  6. Atletico have never won the UCL (Atletico was runner-up in 1974 and 2014). Real Madrid is the most successful club in the competition’s history, having won the tournament ten times, including its first five seasons.
  7. Ronaldo has scored three hat-tricks in the Champions League this season. Hat-tricks scored by everyone else in the Champions League: 3.
  8. Spanish clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories (15 wins), followed by England and Italy (12 wins apiece). It will be 16 wins this year since it’s an all Spanish final.
  9. Real v Atletico will be the 3rd time a Champions League final has been played between the same teams twice, after Liverpool v Milan and Barcelona v Man Utd.

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