◼️ The Meringues, three times European champions, have not lost as hosts in the group stage since 2009, against Milan. On Wednesday they will face Rome.
Real Madrid feels comfortable in the Champions League, its fetish competition. The three-time European champion doesn’t seem to bother the crown, especially when they play in the first round of their favorite tournament. Not in vain, the Whites have 25 consecutive games without losing in the group stage at home, at a rate of 22 wins and 3 draws.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 18, 2018
Their strength as a local in the continental tournament is one of the keys of their continental achievements, and they don’t lose a match in that condition since the defeat against Milan in October 2009 (2-3), with Pirlo in charge of the Rossoneri and Pato in his best version. A date increasingly distant in time and that Real Madrid wants to extend.
All these achievements have made Madrid have always overcome this preliminary round of the European tournament. Milestones that are tested again this year against Rome, CSKA and Viktoria. A group of clubs wanting to make history against the current champion of the Old Continent, assaulting their apparent impregnable stadium, the old and renovated Chamartín.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 19, 2018