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Real Madrid News: 5 Reasons Why Los Blancos Can Win La Decima This Season
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Zidane won Real's last European Cup/Champions League with an exquisite volley

Since Zinedine Zidane's spectacular match-winning volley at Hampden Park in Glasgow more than 10 years ago, Real Madrid's mission statement has been to become the first side to win 10 European Cups/Champions Leagues—also known as La Decima.

With this season's Champions League group stage over, 16 teams have progressed to the knockout stage with Los Blancos among the seeds.

Real now have four teams obstructing their path to glory. Their favourable draw in the last 16 means the Spaniards have been pitched against German side Schalke over two legs, commencing at the end of February.

With Real now confidently sitting just one point behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid domestically, their formidable form, both in Spain and in Europe, suggests there are five reasons why Real are serious contenders to win the 2013/14 Champions League.

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