Inaugurated opposite Reims
Out of their six games played in this arena since the resumption of the last exercise in mid-June, the Madrilenians have quite simply made a hit, with six victories (against Eibar, Valencia, Mallorca, Getafe, Alaves and Villarreal) for 13 goals marked and only two cashed. A perfect record, coupled with an almost equally impressive series away (four wins and a draw), which allowed Real to win the 34e title of champion in its history, and the first since 2017. A lucky stadium therefore, which was inaugurated in 2006 with a remake of the final of the Champions’ Clubs Cup against the Stade de Reims, 50 years later.
When Zidane coached Castilla
The Madrilenians had largely won (6-1), and Sergio Ramos, already, had opened the scoring, before being overtaken by Julien Féret on the Reims equalizer. And who congratulated the iconic defender on this first goal? Zinedine Zidane, who is now his coach. After playing there, the 1998 world champion also trained Alfredo Di Stefano in this stadium, before the forced move this year. It was when he was at the head of Castilla, a reserve team at the head of which he officiated for 28 games in this stadium between 2014 and 2016, for a record of 17 wins, seven draws and four defeats. Will the Frenchman remain undefeated there with the first team?