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Real Madrid's Champions League suffering

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“I’m not going to stop until La Decima is won,” said the president of Real Madrid in June 2011. Nine years after Zinedine Zidane’s special volley sealed a 2-1 Champions League final victory over Bayer Leverkusen, Florentino Perez expressed his determination to win a 10th trophy. Madrid had already won the European Cup nine times, but La Decima proved to be a challenge. The club faced several early exits and coaching changes, and the longing for La Decima had become difficult to handle. However, with the arrival of star players and different coaches, Madrid’s chances improved. Finally, in 2014, Madrid won La Decima under the guidance of coach Carlo Ancelotti. Since then, the club has gone on to win three more European titles. The emotional connection between Madrid and the Champions League has changed, resulting in continued success for the club.