Real Madrid president says club intends to win Champions League again

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Madrid, Dec 12: Real Madrid’s president on Wednesday said that the Spanish club intends to win the UEFA Champions League competition again this season under Argentine coach Santiago Solari.

Florentino Perez said that winning the Champions League was what Real Madrid — who has made history after claiming the title of the premier European club competition for the third consecutive season, the fourth in five years — desires the most, reports Efe.

“Each season, winning it is what we want,” Perez said.

Real Madrid is set to host Russia’s CSKA Moscow at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium Wednesday night in the last match of the 2018-2019 UCL group stage, with the aim of qualifying for the last-of-16 round as Group G winner.

“Real Madrid and the Champions League form an eternal alliance that was born in 1955 when (the club’s then president) Santiago Bernabeu and the French newspaper L’Equipe created a competition that transformed the history of soccer,” Perez said.

“Football history will not be understood without the Champions League and without Real Madrid,” he added.