After dismantling Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday, the 2016/17 Real Madrid side etched its name into footballing history. The Galacticos became the first club to win the Champions League in successive years, while also winning the competition for a record 12 times.
However, Zinedine Zidane and co. extended another record that is perhaps even more impressive than the two aforementioned. With the victory on Saturday, Real Madrid have maintained a 17-year unbeaten run in international finals.
In fact, the last time Madrid fell to defeat in international finals play was against Boca Juniors in the Intercontinental Cup. The South American giants triumphed over a Madrid team lead by the manager Vincente Del Bosque with Boca's Martin Palermo notching a brace in a 2-1 victory. Curiously, Zidane was one of the players on the pitch during the loss.
Since that match, though, Real Madrid have emerged victorious from each of their international finals. Even more impressive, is the fact that four of those finals were victories in the Champions League.