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BUILD UP TO THE UCL FINAL- WHO WERE THE PLAYERS WHEN MADRID BEAT JUVENTUS IN 1998 FINAL?

The eleventh of that May 20, 1998 is known by memory any Madridista: Illgner, Hierro, Seedorf, Redondo, Panucci, Morientes, Karembeu, Mijatovic, Roberto Carlos, Raúl and Sanchís . We review what has been dedicated every two decades of the party that changed the modern history of Real Madrid.

What was the Madrid of the Seventh?

Illgner

World Champion with Germany in 1990, Illgner was signed at the express request of Capello who wanted a tall and important goalkeeper. He would remain in Madrid until 2001. He retired in 2001 and lived in Spanish lands, in Altea (Alicante), although he spends long periods in Miami (United States) . He is a beIN Sports commentator.

Panucci

After leaving Real Madrid in 1999 continued playing in teams such as Inter, Chelsea, Monaco, Roma and Parma where he hung his boots in 2010. He took the title of coach and has directed teams such as Livorno and Ternana. He was also assistant of Fabio Capello in the selection of Russia . He is a commentator on Sky Italia television.

Sanchis

Captain of the team that night and only member of the Quinta del Buitre to raise the European Cup with Madrid. Commentator of the COPE chain, he is an entrepreneur: he organizes cultural and sporting events , runs a business master’s degree and has winemaking business. He is also a great fan of opera, bullfighting and painting.

Iron

He left Madrid in 2003 after a discussion with President Florentino Pérez and the board after winning the League. He played in Qatar (Al-Rayyan) and England (Bolton). He retired in the summer of 2005. Two years later, in 2007, he became sports director of the Spanish Federation. With his direction, the Selection lifted the World Cup of 2010 and the Eurocopa of 2008. It was general manager of Malaga from 2011 to 2012, this season has trained the Oviedo (Second Division) , after to have spent a campaign being the assistant of Carlo Ancelotti in The season 2014-15.

Roberto Carlos

One of the best left side of history. He arrived in Madrid in 1996 and left in 2007 for Fenerbahçe, where he would be until 2009. He returned to Brazil, where he played in Corinthians, before returning to Europe, to the ranks of Anzhi, where he became a player-coach (2011 -12). Later he had a short experience in the Indian Super League at Delhi Dynamos. He returned to Madrid in 2016, becoming part of the club: he is ambassador, coordinator of the quarry and commentator of the matches of the first team.

Round

He set out for Milan in 2000. He left behind six seasons where he was one of the best midfielders in the world. He retired in 2004: the injuries were fired with him and almost could not play . Now he is taking the title of coach in the Spanish Federation . In addition, it owns real estate investments and in Argentina has what is called “Frigoríficos”: it is a kind of slaughterhouse and at the same time a sausage dryer.

Seedorf

He left Madrid for Inter in December 1999 for 4,500 million pesetas (about 27 million euros), from there he went to Milan in 2002, where he was until 2012. From there he jumped the jump and went to Brazil to play. He did it in the ranks of Botafogo. In 2014 he became coach of the Rossoneri. He had a motorcycle team (Seedorf Team), from 2002 to 2007, when he sold it, although he still had some involvement. He has also trained in China (Shenzen) Another of the illustrious who usually play in the team of veterans.

Karembeu

Ambassador of LaLiga, also of FIFA, had a clothing company for all types of sports called Line, We love the Challenge. After leaving Madrid he played in Leagues as English (Middlesbrough), Greek (Olympiakos), Swiss (Servette) and French (Bastia). Member also of the Laureus prizes, is usually a habitual in the parties of the veterans of the Madrid.

Mijatovic

The scorer of the final. Curiously, he only scored one goal in the European campaign and was the only one achieved in Amsterdam against Juventus. He left Madrid in 1999, heading to Fiorentina, where he would be three seasons before returning to Valencia, to play in the ranks of the Levante. There he would retire in 2003. In 2006 he became Director of Soccer of Madrid. It brought players like Van Nistelrooy, Cannavaro, Pepe and Marcelo, among others. He resigned from his position in 2009, although he continues to play as a player agent .

Raúl

A symbol for many Madrid fans. He left the club in 2010 after 16 seasons wearing and captaining the white team, to go to play Schalke 04 (Germany), Al-Sadd (Qatar) and Cosmos (United States), where he retired in 2015. Named Country Manager Of LaLiga in the United States, has been working on the expansion of Spanish football in the United States. He will be joining the managerial positions of the white team this summer and has been a beIN Sports commentator .

Morientes

He is also the Ambassador of LaLiga. After leaving Madrid in 2004 (the 2003-04 season was loaned to Monaco), he played in Liverpool, Valencia and Olympique de Marseille. He retired in 2010. He took the title of coach, but has hardly exercised: in the lower categories of Madrid and in the second team of Fuenlabrada. In 2015 he returned to play with the Santa Ana of Madrid. He is a commentator on the COPE and Cuatro networks.

James

Forged in the madridista quarry, left by Morientes with ten minutes to the end. He left Madrid in 1999 for Deportivo de La Coruña, with which he would win the League. From there he would go to Racing, Tenerife, German Hannover, Albacete and Racing de Ferrol, where he would hang up his boots in 2006. He is currently a coach. He has directed Eume and Ordes, both Galician groups .

Amavisca

Fichado of Valladolid, arrived in 1994 and would leave in 1999 to Racing de Santander. Also it would play in the Deportivo of Corunna and in the Espanyol, where it would retire in 2005. It entered replacing Raúl almost at the end of the encounter. He has been a commentator for Audiovisual Sports and Sports Board of Radio Nacional de España. He also runs the Santander Municipal Soccer School and is a member of the Spanish Association of International Footballers .

Suker

In the final he played only two minutes but he knows glory: he was the last player to play the ball before the German referee Helmut Krug signaled the end of the match. After leaving the Madrid in 1999, played in England (concretely in London, in the rows of the Arsenal and of the West Ham) and in Germany (Munich 1860). He is the current president of the Croatian Football Federation, and has real estate and hotel businesses throughout Croatia .

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