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Quiz about Dynasty in Focus Real Madrid 201318
Quiz about Dynasty in Focus Real Madrid 201318

Dynasty in Focus: Real Madrid 2013-18 Quiz


After struggling to cope with Barcelona's 2000s dominance, Real Madrid rebounded with four European Cup victories in five years. Let's rewind to another incredible chapter in Los Blancos history.

A multiple-choice quiz by TheOracler. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
TheOracler
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
398,736
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
9 / 15
Plays
105
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Question 1 of 15
1. Which of these four transfers involving Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 occurred first? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. Real Madrid won its 19th Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) in 2013-14. Real won all but one of their games en route to the championship. Which Segunda Division B team was able to avoid defeat against Los Blancos? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. Real Madrid ended their twelve year wait for "La Decima" by winning the 2014 Champions League. In the final against Atletico Madrid, the game seemed lost until a last second header by Sergio Ramos forced extra time (1-1 at full time). Who provided the assist for Ramos' now iconic header? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. Which club did Real Madrid defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Club Cup final? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. At the 2014-15 season's La Liga Awards, which of these prizes was given to a Real Madrid player? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. Rafael Benitez was appointed as manager in the summer of 2015 but was sacked by the club in January 2016. What was Benitez' winning percentage in the Spanish capital? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Club legend Zinedine Zidane was appointed Real Madrid manager upon the dismissal of Benitez. Which club did Real Madrid face in Zizou's first game as manager? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. Real Madrid won the 2016 Champions League by defeating Atletico Madrid on penalties (1-1 draw after extra time). Which of these players did *NOT* score one of Real's penalties in the shootout? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Which of these players graduated from Real Madrid's "Castilla" B team into the first team during the 2016-17 season? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Real Madrid won their first league title in five years in 2017, defeating Malaga 2-0 on the final day of the season to seal the championship. Which two players scored the goals that sealed the title? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. Only two players scored more than one goal against Real Madrid during the 2016-17 Champions League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was one of them. Who was the other? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. Real Madrid retained their Champions League title with a crushing 4-1 victory over Juventus in the 2017 final. Since the creation of the European Cup in 1955, how many times had the cup been successfully defended before Real's 2016 and 2017 successes? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. The summer of 2017 saw a number of Real Madrid's first team squad leave the club. Which of these players was the last to leave the Bernabeu that summer? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. Which player made the most appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions in the 2017-18 season? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. How many Real Madrid players played every minute of each of the 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Champions League finals? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of these four transfers involving Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 occurred first?

Answer: Casemiro to Real Madrid

Brazilian midfielder Casemiro signed from Sao Paulo on 10 June. He had previously spent time on loan with Real's B team. Isco was the first major transfer of the summer for Real Madrid, arriving at the Bernabeu on 27 June. Rather ironically, Casemiro has arguably been a much greater success in the Spanish capital. On 11 July, Callejon left Madrid to sign for Napoli. Higuain did not leave Madrid until 27 July.
2. Real Madrid won its 19th Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) in 2013-14. Real won all but one of their games en route to the championship. Which Segunda Division B team was able to avoid defeat against Los Blancos?

Answer: Olimpic de Xativa

Incredibly, the third-tier club was able to achieve a 0-0 draw in its first leg match with Real in the round of 32. Madrid won the second leg 2-0 to advance to the next stage.

Against Osasuna in the round of 16, Real won both legs 2-0. Los Blancos won both legs against Espanyol in the quarter-finals, achieving solid 1-0 victories in both ties. In the semi-finals, Real Madrid defeated their city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-0 and 2-0. In the final, Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-1.
3. Real Madrid ended their twelve year wait for "La Decima" by winning the 2014 Champions League. In the final against Atletico Madrid, the game seemed lost until a last second header by Sergio Ramos forced extra time (1-1 at full time). Who provided the assist for Ramos' now iconic header?

Answer: Luka Modric

Atletico led after 36 minutes when Diego Godin headed the ball past Iker Casillas. Real wasted several chances in the second half, but finally got their big moment when a corner from the right by Modric was met by Ramos in the 93rd minute.

Ronaldo and Bale had been wasteful in normal time, but both scored in extra time as Atletico's resolve faded. Di Maria won man of the match in what was ultimately his last game in the famous white shirt before leaving for Manchester United in the following summer.
4. Which club did Real Madrid defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Club Cup final?

Answer: San Lorenzo

Madrid won the final 2-0 thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale. Cruz Azul also lost to Los Blancos during the tournament, falling 4-0 in the semi-finals after Ramos, Bale, Isco and Karim Benzema netted for Los Merengues.

Western Sydney Wanderers were eliminated by Cruz Azul 3-1 in the quarter-finals while ES Setif lost at the same stage to Auckland City.
5. At the 2014-15 season's La Liga Awards, which of these prizes was given to a Real Madrid player?

Answer: Best Midfielder

Real's James Rodriguez was the recipient of the league's Best Midfielder award after an impressive debut season in Madrid. Barcelona's Claudio Bravo won the award for best goalkeeper. Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to the league title in 2014-15 and as a result he was awarded the Best Player and Best Forward titles.
6. Rafael Benitez was appointed as manager in the summer of 2015 but was sacked by the club in January 2016. What was Benitez' winning percentage in the Spanish capital?

Answer: 68%

Benitez won 17 out of his 25 games in charge of Real Madrid, drawing five games and losing three. Arguably his finest moment in charge was a 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano in December 2015. Despite being considered a failure in Madrid, Benitez had a better winning percentage than more celebrated Real Madrid managers such as Vicente Del Bosque and Fabio Capello.
7. Club legend Zinedine Zidane was appointed Real Madrid manager upon the dismissal of Benitez. Which club did Real Madrid face in Zizou's first game as manager?

Answer: Deportivo

Zidane got off to a stunning start with the club, with Real defeating Deportivo 5-0 at the Bernabeu, courtesy of a brace from Benzema and a hat trick from Bale. Madrid followed this up in Zidane's second game with a 5-1 win against Sporting Gijon. Zidane faced Betis in his third league game in charge, with Los Merengues drawing 1-1.

A 2-2 draw with Valencia had previously led to Benitez' removal.
8. Real Madrid won the 2016 Champions League by defeating Atletico Madrid on penalties (1-1 draw after extra time). Which of these players did *NOT* score one of Real's penalties in the shootout?

Answer: Karim Benzema

Vazquez took Real's first penalty in the shootout, with Marcelo going second and Bale third. All three penalty takers were successful with their efforts, as were Atleti's first three takers in Antoine Griezmann, Gabi and Saul Niguez. Sergio Ramos then made it 4-3 to Los Merengues before Juanfran missed his penalty. Ronaldo then scored to win Real the trophy. Benzema may have taken a penalty if he had still been on the pitch at the time, but Zidane had already substituted the Frenchman in the 77th minute for Vasquez.
9. Which of these players graduated from Real Madrid's "Castilla" B team into the first team during the 2016-17 season?

Answer: Mariano Diaz

Diaz was promoted to the first team on 20 August 2016 after Karim Benzema suffered a back injury. He had scored 32 goals in 44 league games for Castilla. Asensio was not an academy graduate at the Bernabeu and was signed from Mallorca in 2014. Llorente graduated from the B team in 2015 but was never able to establish himself in the Madrid first team. Vallejo joined Los Blancos from Real Zaragoza in 2015, but like Llorente has struggled to break into the first team.
10. Real Madrid won their first league title in five years in 2017, defeating Malaga 2-0 on the final day of the season to seal the championship. Which two players scored the goals that sealed the title?

Answer: Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo opened the scoring in the second minute with his 25th league goal of the season. Benzema scored ten minutes into the second half to put the game out of reach. Los Blancos ended the season with 93 points, three points ahead of Barcelona.
11. Only two players scored more than one goal against Real Madrid during the 2016-17 Champions League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was one of them. Who was the other?

Answer: Miroslav Radovic

Radovic scored in both of Legia Warsaw's group games with Real Madrid, albeit one of them was a penalty in a 5-1 loss at the Bernabeu.

All of the other mentioned players scored once against Los Blancos. Cesar gave Sporting CP the lead at the Bernabeu in the first matchday, but Real scored two goals right at the end to deny the Portuguese side. Odjidja-Ofoe scored in Legia Warsaw's 3-3 draw at home against Real Madrid. Insigne scored in the first leg of Napoli's round of 16 clash with Real. The tie ended 6-2 on aggregate to the eventual champions.
12. Real Madrid retained their Champions League title with a crushing 4-1 victory over Juventus in the 2017 final. Since the creation of the European Cup in 1955, how many times had the cup been successfully defended before Real's 2016 and 2017 successes?

Answer: 13

Real Madrid retained the title four times in the competition's early years, with their original 1956 success followed by retention in 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960. Benfica then retained in 1962 after first winning it in 1961. Inter Milan retained in 1965 and after winning in 1964. Ajax retained it twice during their "three peat" of 1971-72-73, as did Bayern when they achieved the same feat between 1974-75-76.

Liverpool retained the cup in 1978 after their 1977 success, as did Nottingham Forest in 1980 after their surprise 1979 win. AC Milan won in 1989 and retained it in 1990. Real Madrid would create the tournament's 15th successful defence in 2018 when they won the Champions League again.
13. The summer of 2017 saw a number of Real Madrid's first team squad leave the club. Which of these players was the last to leave the Bernabeu that summer?

Answer: Danilo

Mariano was the first out of the door, joining Lyon on 30 June. Rodriguez joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal on 11 July, reuniting with his former Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti. Morata left the Bernabeu on 21 July, replacing Diego Costa at Chelsea. Two days after Morata's exit, Danilo left Los Blancos to link up with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
14. Which player made the most appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions in the 2017-18 season?

Answer: Lucas Vazquez

An often underrated player yet highly regarded by Zidane, Vazquez played 54 times for Real during the 2017-18 season. He was also the club's most used player in La Liga, making 34 appearances. Navas made 44 appearances, enough for joint-sixth most in the squad.

Kroos' 43 appearances and Carvajal's 41 appearances ranked only joint-10th and 14th overall, which is likely due to Zidane's decision to rotate the team in league games once the title became an unrealistic aim.
15. How many Real Madrid players played every minute of each of the 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Champions League finals?

Answer: 3

Sergio Ramos played a pivotal role in all four finals, scoring the last second equaliser in 2014 and captaining Los Blancos to the 2016, 2017 and 2018 triumphs. He even won Man of the Match for his gutsy performance in the 2016 final.

Luka Modric also played every minute of each final, with his clutch performances in the 2018 competition landing him with the Ballon d'Or award. Cristiano Ronaldo was an ever present as well, scoring the winning penalty in the 2016 shootout and scoring twice in the 2017 showpiece.
Source: Author TheOracler

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