Golazo111 4 months ago Edited 49 1737 Only 3 teams have won Champions League 3 times in a row; Real Madrid 5 times in a row in the 1950's Bayern Munich and Ajax in the 1970's Since Champions League has been established in the 1990's Real Madrid is the first team to defend their European title, but do they have the strenght to make their legacy even bigger? Similarities from the previous season; Their most important player Ronaldo is once again having a somewhat slow start, due to his 5 match ban after winning the Spanish Super Cup. Differences; Real Madrid doesn't have the depth from last season as James and Morata changed clubs. Some interesting stats about a key player Kroos: Most Champions League passes completed: 2013/14 = Kroos (1,059) 2014/15 = Kroos (796) 2015/16 = Kroos (882) 2016/17 = Kroos (771) Most chances created in the Champions League last season: T. Kroos (33) D. Alves (31) Neymar (25) Koke (25) L. Moura (25) Most chances created in the Champions League since 2012/13: T. Kroos (125) C. Ronaldo (103) P. Lahm (103) Koke (102) L. Messi (97) Ronaldo looks hungry to play and he is the current top scorer and top assist player in the history of this competition; Most Champions League goals & assists in since 2012/13: Cristiano Ronaldo (82) Lionel Messi (53) Robert Lewandowski (47) A very important season for all top clubs and players given the fact that the World Cup is right around the corner, it will affect players fitness for sure but at the same time everyone wants to win both titles. Cool article for this thread: http://sport360.com/article/football/real-madrid/248097/angry-cristiano-ronaldo-on-a-mission-and-if-real-madrid-win-third-straight-champions-league-title-they-may-be-best-ever/ Showing previous versions of this text.