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Press comments on the Real triumph: “Black magic from men in white”

Press comments on the Real triumph: “Black magic from men in white”

Can Real Madrid still lose finals? After nine wins in the last nine finals, the press is congratulating them with awe. Some are already attributing supernatural powers to them.

Borussia Dortmund gets off to a good start in the big Champions League final against Real Madrid. But BVB doesn’t score – the penalty comes in the second half. Real Madrid wins 2-0 and wins the Champions League again. For the 15th time in total, Real has taken part in Champions League finals nine times since 1997, competed nine times, and won nine times. International commentators speak of the “invincibles”, of “champions of champions” but some also ask about “black magic”. This is what the international press writes:

Voices from Spain:

“Brand”: “God save the king. Carvajal secures the number 15 for the King of Europe. A magnificent header from the international decides an evenly matched final in which Dortmund were kept in check by Courtois in the first half. Vinícius seals the victory in the closing stages.”

“Ace”: “The fifteenth of the invincibles. Madrid wins the Champions League again thanks to goals from Carvajal and Vinícius. Borussia were the better team for three quarters of the game, but the legend prevailed in the end.”

“Sports World”: “Real Madrid, champion of champions!!! The Whites suffer against Dortmund. (…) In London we saw the usual film again, which is already beginning to tire almost everyone except the Whites’ fans.”

“Sports”: “Borussia Dortmund gives Real their 15th title. The Germans miss out in the first half and childish mistakes allow Carvajal and Vinicius to score.”

“El Pais”: “The white and gold glitter accompanies the Madridistas, the kings of Europe.”

Voices from Italy:

“Sport Newspaper”: “The usual relentless Madrid. And the usual triumphant Ancelotti. Real struggled for a long time at Wembley Stadium, but in the end beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 with goals from Carvajal and Vinícius.”

“All Sports”: “Real Madrid does not forgive, it is the patron of the champions! Legendary Ancelotti.”

Voices from Great Britain:

“Daily Mail”: “Madrid is rising above the chaos. Before kick-off, fans could be seen attempting to storm past security in the outer security wing of the Club Wembley area of ​​the stadium. In addition, a number of streakers were seen running unhindered across the pitch after kick-off. (…) This despite a £5 million steel defensive ring erected to prevent a repeat of England’s day of shame at Euro 2020.”

“The Sun”: “Maybe it’s just the sheer weight of history, maybe it’s the overwhelming confidence, maybe it’s black magic from the men in white. (…) Real Madrid always finds a way.”

“The Guardian”: “It’s the competition Real like to think they have and the reasons for that were shown in detail at Wembley. As always.”

“Independent”: “Starting the match as the big favourites, the Spanish team was dominated for a long time, but broke Dortmund’s resistance with late goals from Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Jr.”

Voices from France:

“The Parisian”: “Borussia dominated the first half but couldn’t get into the game and were surprised by Dani Carvajal and Vinicius. Real were ruthless in their quest to secure their fifteenth crown in the Champions League.”

“The Team”: “Real Madrid, who looked like a phantom in the first half, woke up after the break and won their 15th Champions League title 2-0.”

Voices from Austria

“Courier”: “The Royals are also the kings of efficiency. Real Madrid have won the Champions League for the 15th time. The Spaniards were pushed to the brink of defeat by Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium, but ultimately left the field as 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Carvajal and Vinicius Jr.”

“Small newspaper”: “For a long time, it seemed like a very fragile construct, this white ballet that competed against Borussia Dortmund in the 2024 Champions League final at London’s Wembley Stadium. Perhaps the current players of the record winners were still too agitated by the singing of rock star Lenny Kravitz before kick-off. (…) A game against Real always seems as if the players knew that everything would bounce off like a rubber wall set up by the incessantly chewing coach Carlo Ancelotti.”

“Salzburg News”: “You can’t lose in the final of the Champions League: The team of the injured ÖFB team captain David Alaba beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0. After the Germans had missed some good chances at the beginning, Dani Carvajal headed in a set piece in the closing stages and Vinicius Junior coolly scored after a BVB error to give the Spaniards their 15th triumph.”

Voices from Switzerland:

“The New Zurich Times”: “Real Madrid used to be considered a serial offender in the Champions League. But that doesn’t do the club justice. Rather, Real is a despot who rules the competition according to his own taste. At Wembley, he added his 15th Champions League title to his impressive collection – against Borussia Dortmund, the underdog who had put in an excellent performance for more than an hour.”

“Daily Advertiser”: “Real does it à la Real – the royals are simply uncanny. (…) Real is a phenomenon, it has already won the Champions League for the 15th time, and once again the royals have managed it without having beaten an opponent. But it is their aura that keeps bringing them luck. And it is the class of their players that makes the difference. Then they are there, Toni Kroos or especially Vinicius, who provide the decisive moments.”

“View”: “Swiss goalie conjures up magic, but Madrilenians are ice cold. Real snatches the Champions League trophy from Kobel. In the end, it is the coolness in the big games that prevails. Real waits, then beats BVB goalie Kobel twice.”

Source: Stern

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