The end of the Tuchel legend.. numbers from the Real and Bayern summit

Real Madrid presented a historic performance at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and succeeded in reaching the Champions League final by defeating Bayern Munich 2-1 in the last moments.

Inspired by this summit, there are exceptional numbers that have been achieved, and other record numbers that have been completed, and below we will learn about the most prominent of these numbers:

  • Carlo Ancelotti became the first coach to reach the Champions League final 6 times (3 times with Milan, 3 times with Real Madrid), winning 5 and losing once, to Liverpool in 2005.
  • Carlo Ancelotti did not lose any of his 10 matches against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, winning 7 and drawing 3, which is the largest number of times a coach has faced a specific team in the tournament.
  • For the first time in his coaching career, Thomas Tuchel lost a semi-final, as he had won every semi-final he had previously played (German Cup, Champions League, French Cup, FA Cup, Carabao Cup).
  • This is also the first time that Tuchel has lost at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Along with Dortmund, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain, he has never lost in the stronghold of Real Madrid in 5 matches.
  • Jude Bellingham succeeded in untying Bayern Munich’s knot, and achieved victory over the Bavarian club for the first time after losing to them 7 times and drawing twice.
  • Joselu became the third substitute player to succeed in scoring two goals in the Champions League semi-finals, after Wijnaldum against Barcelona 2019, and Rodrygo against Manchester City 2021.
  • Real Madrid has reached the Champions League final for the 18th time in its history, while the closest contenders have only reached the Champions League 11 times (Milan and Bayern).
  • Joselu became the oldest player to score a brace in the history of Champions League qualifying matches (age 34 years and 42 days).