Madrid in to Champions League quarters for eighth consecutive year

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Madrid in to Champions League quarters for eighth consecutive year

Madrid in to Champions League quarters for eighth consecutive year

FRANCK FIFE

AFP

Real Madrid have qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals in each of the last eight seasons. 2009/2010 was the last time they fell earlier.

Real Madrid's love affair with the Champions League continued on Tuesday night. Zinedine Zidane's side eliminated PSG at a canter to reach the quarter-final stage for the eighth consecutive season. 

Madrid break last-16 hoodoo

Drama in the last-16 has long since gone. Los Blancos fell at that stage in six consecutive seasons: Juventus (04-05), Arsenal (05-06), Bayern (06-07), Roma (07-08), Liverpool (08-09) and Lyon (09-10).

In 2010-11 Madrid rediscovered their touch in Europe, and since then they have cruised through the last-16 at each time of asking: Lyon (10-11), CSKA Moscow (11-12), Manchester United (12-13), twice against Schalke 04 (13-14 and 14-15), Roma (15-16), Napoli (16-17) and PSG (17-18).

In the seven seasons that came before this campaign, Madrid went on to reach four semi-finals and three finals. Those three finals delivered three victories: twice against Atlético Madrid and once against Juventus.

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