One minute spells the difference between glory and failure
The 1980/81 season had an unpleasant finish for Madrid. On 26 April 1981, they lost the League when the victory chant was already being sung in Valladolid. Real Sociedad, who drew (2-2) against Sporting in the last minute at El Molinón claimed the title. Barely one month later, on 27 May, an Alan Kennedy goal (82nd minute) gave Liverpool the European Cup, when overtime was the only fair option.
The Bernabéu host the 1982 World Cup final
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was remodeled for the Spain World Cup 1982.On 11 February of that year were released the scoreboards, being the first club in the world which puts them in his stadium. This is the culmination of a renovation designed to receive The final of the 1982 World Cup. In a thrilling match, Italy outplayed Germany and won 3-1. What most spectators will remember most from that 11 July 1982 was the joy that overcame Sandro Pertini, President if Italy, each time the Italian side scored.
|Estadio Santiago Bernabéu 1982|
With the Presidential elections on the horizon, candidate Luis de Carlos introduced Alfredo di Stéfano and Amancio Amaro as coaches of the first team and Castilla on 19 May 1982. The Arrow left Madrid in 1964 and returned to the Club 18 years later. De Carlos defeated Ramón Mendoza in the election and Di Stéfano, who signed on for two years, won five runners-up titles in his first year as the Madridista coach.
Born the germ of the "Quinta del Buitre"
On December 4, 1983 is the date of "birth" of the "Quinta del Buitre". Alfredo Di Stefano start using Castilla players. That day in Murcia debut Martín Vázquez and Sanchis. Manolo Sanchis scored the winning goal. And two months later, Emilio Butragueño, top scorer in Division II and disclosure championship, debut in Cadiz with the first team. His debut will be a harbinger of things to come: scores two goals in the second half and his team get the victory. A new myth was born at Real Madrid. In the preseason of 1984, Amancio completes the work begun by Alfredo Di Stefano and places Míchel in the first team. Mean the beginning of a new and successful era for the institution.
|Real Madrid Castilla 1983-84|
|Butragueño, Pardeza, Martín Vázquez, Michel and Sanchís|
Once the 1983/84 season had ended, Alfredo di Stéfano again said goodbye to Real Madrid. Twenty-one years later he went through the same experience. His contract ended on 30 June 1984 and Luis de Carlos decided not to resign him due to the failure to achieve sporting success.
Historic downpour of goals against Anderlecht
On 12 December 1984, Emilio Butragueño became a European household name with an unforgettable performance against Anderlecht at the Bernabéu. The Belgians were coming off a 3-0 first leg win in Brussels and had the next round of the UEFA Cup in sight, but Butragueño crushed all their hopes with three goals (the other three were scored by Valdano, two, and Sanchís) and Real Madrid won convincingly 6-1.
Back-to-back UEFA Cup champions
Real Madrid's first two UEFA Cup titles were won back-to-back. The first in 1984 against Hungary's Videoton (3-0 at Sosto Stadium and 0-1 in Chamartín), and the second one year later after defeating FC Köln 5-1 at the Bernabéu and losing 2-0 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
Five years of fantasy and dominance
The Real Madrid of the Quinta del Buitre won five consecutive Leagues with extraordinary authority (1985/86 to 1989/90) and equalled the record achieved between 1960/61 and 1964/65. During the fifth League, Madrid set a new record by scoring 107 goals in 38 matches. The years belonged to Butragueño's fantasy and the dominance of Hugo Sánchez, who won the Golden Boot along with CSKA Sofia's Hristo Stoitchkov.
Disappointment in the European Cup
On 20 April 1988, the team returns to close to European glory. After leaving in the lurch great teams like Naples, Porto and Bayern, Real Madrid fell in the semifinals against PSV Eindhoven. The Dutch team will win the European Cup.