27th May 2016
The stage is set for Champions League final featuring Real Madrid
The eyes of the world will be on Milan on Saturday night when Real Madrid and bitter city rivals Atletico lock horns in the Champions League final.
The famous San Siro will host the match, which is a re-run of the 2014 final which saw Real come from behind to win 4-1 in extra-time.
Atletico are hoping to win the famous trophy for the first time, whereas Real will be looking for an eleventh title.
The club football calendar’s showpiece match comes at the end of the season where UCFB signed a landmark partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea.
The unprecedented agreement will allow students to live, learn and work within UCFB’s campus inside the world’s greatest sporting venue, Wembley Stadium, as well as experience the inner workings of the world’s biggest football club.
From September, UCFB’s MSc International Sport Management students will be given the opportunity to add to their unique experience of studying inside the famous Wembley Stadium by spending a period of time in Madrid. The Real Madrid Graduate School’s facilities include the new Sports City and the iconic Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Sharona Friedman, Chief Marketing Officer at UCFB, said: “Real Madrid’s achievement in reaching the final of the world’s most famous club competition further validates UCFB’s partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School. We’ve said before this partnership is a coming together of the best in class, and this really does prove it. All at UCFB are behind Los Blanco in their bid for further Champions League success.”
Route to the final:
Group stages – Real Madrid finished top with 16pts
Shakhtar Donetsk (H) 4-0; Malmo (A) 0-2; Paris Saint-Germain (A) 0-0; Paris Saint-Germain (H) 1-0; Shakhtar Donetsk (A) 3-4; Malmo (H) 8-0
Round of 16
Roma (A) 0-2; Roma (H) 2-0
Wolfsburg (A) 2-0; Wolfsburg (H) 3-0
Manchester City (A) 0-0; Manchester City (H) 1-0
Group stages – Atletico finished top with 13pts
Galatasaray (A) 0-2; Benfica (H) 1-2; Astana (H) 4-0; Astana (A) 0-0; Galatasaray (H) 2-0; Benfica (A) 1-2
Round of 16
PSV (A) 0-0; PSV (H) 0-0
Atletico win 8-7 on penalties
Barcelona (A) 2-1; Barcelona (H) 2-0
Bayern Munich (H) 1-0; Bayern Munich (A) 2-1
Atletico win on away goals