To put into perspective just how historic the year 2016 has been for Real Madrid, they have won more titles (three) than they’ve had defeats (two). In so doing, Zinedine Zidane’s side have achieved something that has never been managed before in Spain, nor in any of the top European leagues. The first defeat came in LaLiga against one of its main rivals: Atletico Madrid. On February 27, Real lost at home to the Rojiblancos 1-0 in the first Madrid derby of three that Real have played under the Frenchman’s stewardship. The other two have ended in victory for Los Blancos; This season in the league (3-0), and also the Champions League final in Milan when Real won their eleventh European Cup title.
Real’s only other defeat came on April 4, losing in the quarter-final first-leg against Wolfsburg in Germany, a deficit that was overturned in the return at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.For more than eight months the team haven’t tasted a defeat, only draws and wins. Triumphs that have led Zidane to add two more titles. The European Super Cup was on August 9 and Los Blancos beat Sevilla in Trondheim 3-2.Finally, the third title of 2016, the Club World Cup final, in Japan against Kashima Antlers.