Can you name Real Madrid’s starting XI after their UCL win over Barcelona in 2002?

On April 23, 2002, Real Madrid took a giant step towards the Champions League final with a 2-0 win over former rivals Barcelona. How do you remember this side?

A Clasico for the ages on the European stage, Los Blancos arrived at Camp Nou with everything on the line.

It was a disappointing season for both teams, who finished third and fourth respectively in La Liga that season, behind champions Valencia and runners-up Deportivo La Coruña. It was decisive when they faced each other in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Carles Rexach’s Barcelona fielded Luis Enrique, Marc Overmars and Patrick Kluivert but the visitors proved too strong in the first leg – they took a two-goal lead in the Spanish capital.

A certain legendary midfielder opened the deadlock for Madrid, while Steve McManaman came off the bench to score his second in injury time. We ask for the starting XI though – and the score to beat from the Planet Football office is 02:05.

Madrid finally finished the job with a 1-1 draw in the second leg, while a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the final gave Madrid the big ears for the third time in six years.

If you’re looking for another challenge after this one, why not try to name Madrid’s top scorer ‘not Cristiano Ronaldo’ every season since 2000?

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Good luck, and don’t forget to tweet us your scores @planetfutebol.


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