One away knockout win since 2000 - Real Madrid's dreadful Champions League record on the road in full

After lifting the trophy at the start of the decade, los Blancos have recorded just a solitary win on the road in Europe's premier competition
Real Madrid may have awarded the title of 'Team of the Century' for their seven European Cups between 1956 - 1998 but their record in the 21st century in Europe is anything but special.

Since lifting the trophy in the year 2000 the nine-time European champions have won just one away knockout game in the Champions League.

Goal.com recalls what happened to los Blancos in the latter stages of the competition over the past decade.


1999-2000
Away knockout record: Won 1 Lost 1


Back in the days of the awful two-group Champions League the 1998 champions were pitted against the holders Manchester United in the quarter-finals.

After a 0-0 draw at the Bernabeu, incredibly, Madrid ran into a 3-0 lead at Old Trafford with Fernando Redondo excelling before the game eventually finished 3-2 to the visitors from Spain.

An away defeat to Bayern Munich in the semi-final was cancelled out by Nicolas Anelka's away goal which helped seal a 3-2 aggregate win. Real Madrid went on to win the competition after thumping Valencia 3-0 in the final in Paris.


2000-01
Away knockout record: Lost 2


The holders suffered a shock 3-2 away defeat against Galatasaray in the first-leg before romping home 3-0 at home in the quarter-finals.

In a repeat of the semi-finals from a year earlier, it was Bayern Munich who got their revenge with Giovane Elber striking a Bernabeu winner. A week later Ottmar Hitzfeld's team won 2-1 with Elber again on the mark.




2001-02
Away knockout record: Won 1 Lost 1




By now Real Madrid - Bayern Munich games were an annual event as the sides met yet again. In the quarter-final first leg in Germany the Bundesliga side won 2-1 but los Blancos ultimately triumphed in the tie.

In a potential repeat of this season we had a Clasico semi-final with Real winning 2-0 at  Camp Nou thanks to goals from Zinedine Zidane and a chip from Steve McManaman. A 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu secured their progress to the final where they claimed a ninth and so far last European crown.




2002-03

Away knockout record: Lost 2



Fans, including a mesmerised Roman Abramovich, were treated to a superb game at Old Trafford as Manchester United beat Real Madrid 4-3 in the second-leg of their quarter-final. The win didn't make any difference to the result, though, as Real Madrid went through on aggregate.

In the semi-finals the holders were dumped out by Juventus, losing 3-1 in Turin after winning the first-leg.



2003-04

Away knockout record: Drew 1 Lost 1



The horrid second knockout phase was scrapped to be replaced by Real Madrid's bete noire - the last 16.

In the first knockout round they drew 1-1 with old foes Bayern Munich and won the second leg in Madrid.

In the quarter-finals they blew a 4-2 lead in Monaco by losing 3-1 in the principality. Los Merengues very own on-loan striker Fernando Morientes scored in both games for the French side.



2004-05

Away knockout record: Lost 1

Madrid's last-sixteen curse gathered pace as they crashed out to Serie A side Juventus, despite triumphing in the first-leg on home soil.

The Turin giants visited the Santiago Bernabeu and left with a 1-0 defeat before winning the second leg 2-0 to progress to the last eight at the expense of the nine-time winners.



2005-06

Away knockout record: Drew 1


Arsenal were plagued by injury concerns prior to the first-leg, and no-one gave them a chance against Madrid in the Spanish capital.

However, Thierry Henry's lengthy run and finish stunned the Madrid faithful giving the Gunners a 1-0 lead to take to London.

A goalless draw was all Real Madrid got for their final-ever game at the old Highbury stadium, and another premature exit was upon them.



2006-07

Away knockout record: Lost 1




Don Fabio Capello's return to the Spanish capital ended their four-year trophy drought by collecting the Primera Division title.

But the last-16 curse endured. An entertaining 3-2 home win over Bayern Munich was the precursor to a 2-1 defeat in Munich when Roy Makaay opened the scoring within seconds of kick-off.


2007-08

Away knockout record: Lost 1



A so-called favourable draw with Roma was anything but as the Giallorossi progressed.

Madrid took the lead in Rome only to lose the match 2-1, and despite expectations being high that they could see off the Serie A side in the second-leg, another 2-1 win for the Italians ensured another Champions League early bath.


2008-09

Away knockout record: Lost 1



Arsenal had, just three seasons earlier, become the first English team to triumph at the Bernabeu, and Liverpool achieved the feat to progress past the beleaguered Spanish side in emphatic style.

One crumb of record for Tottenham is that Liverpool put four goals past Real Madrid just two years ago. The Reds completed a remarkable 5-0 rout after Yossi Benayoun nodded a late winner at the Bernabeu, by recording a wonderful 4-0 win at Anfield.



2009-10
Away knockout record: Lost 1



Despite spending a fortune in the summer of 2009 Los Blancos' early exits continued as Lyon won 1-0 at the Stade Gerland and despite Cristiano Ronaldo's early goal in the return,  had to settle for a 1-1 draw that sent Real Madrid packing once again.


2010-11

Away knockout record (so far): Drew 1




Jose Mourinho has guided his new club into the quarter-finals for the first time since 2003-04 but even he has been unable to break the away win hoodoo so far. Karim Benzema scored against his old club Lyon before Bafetimbi Gomis earned Lyon a draw in the first-leg of the last-16 tie.

Totals since 1999-2000 - Present
Played: 17
Won: 2
Drew: 3
Lost: 12


Over the past decade Los Blancos' record in the knockout phase has been poor hence the arrival of competition specialist Jose Mourinho. One omen which Real Madrid can point to is that in the two years when they won on the road (2000 & 2002) they went on to lift the Champions League.

The last of those was against Barcelona who lay in wait in the semi-finals. Will it be third time lucky for the 'Special One'? Time will tell.

Match Odds: Tottenham Hotspur 2.62, Draw 3.50, Real Madrid 2.50 (William Hill)
Spurs to qualify @ 17.0
Real Madrid to qualify @ 1.01


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