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Ancelotti and Real Madrid continue to dominate Europe

The Italian coach has won three consecutive finals on the merengue bench

With the same image, forcefulness and security with which it closed last year by proclaiming itself champion of the 'Champions', Real Madrid confirmed itself as the current dominator of Europe starting the season with the conquest of a European Super Cup that witnessed benchmarks, served to the display of stripes and hunger for success of a team that has become the great rival to beat in all competitions.

The keys to the successful start of the season for Real Madrid, in which they aspire to win six titles, were:

It is the hand of Carlo Ancelotti, the way of managing a locker room with the utmost respect for the stripes. A way of showing the newcomer that to play for Real Madrid, you have to win him over. The same eleven that in Paris closed an unforgettable Champions League, that of the comebacks against the great favorites of a team that nobody counted on for the title by squad. Yes, for history. The one that continues to grow in each final that it disputes.
The phrase "Real Madrid doesn't play finals, it wins them" is now commonplace.

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It is justified in the pure and hard data. Only one European final lost since 2000, only Atlético de Madrid in a European Super Cup, was able to defeat, and in extra time, a team that has won 16 of the last 17 disputed. In Helsinki there was no rival at the height of his power. Beyond a specific mistake by Ferland Mendy that allowed Courtois to shine, the weight of the game that he knew how to mature and sentence at the right time fell on a team that still has room for growth.

It was a special day for Karim Benzema. The first opportunity to lift a title as first captain. The moment to surpass the legend Raúl González and become the second highest scorer in the history of the white club (324). On the hunt for an impossible, Cristiano Ronaldo (451), and growing in his long list of titles to threaten Marcelo's record (25). Only two in a year in which he aspires to five more.

Karim suffered to appear in the final when Eintracht defended itself and eliminated spaces. But he was already decided in the goal that broke the equator, , with an eternal jump over two rivals after the corner kick. He forgave what he has not forgiven lately and when he rescued a partnership that does not stop bearing fruit, the one that integrates with the Brazilian Vinicius, he did not fail to sentence the appointment. It was the response of the great madridista reference. Do not look for a substitute in the market. The goal is guaranteed. That yes, that Benzema is not injured in a World Cup year full of games in a crazy schedule.

"It surprises me that a 63-year-old man still wants to grow up and seems like a child with his desire to win." The phrase is from Casemiro and defines Carlo Ancelotti, to whom football gave him an unexpected second chance at Real Madrid when his career had taken a step down after an extensive resume of successes.

And "Carletto" wants more, squeezes his latest adventure on a bench to the fullest and enjoys what he defines as "the healthiest dressing room" which he has directed in his long career full of challenges and successes that is not over yet and promises to bring more happiness to Real Madrid.

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