Xabi Alonso and 20 Players Suspended for Major Finals

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Xabi Alonso and 20 Players Suspended for Major Finals
Matthias Schrader/Associated Press

Real Madrid's stroll through to the Champions League final came after a 4-0 drubbing of Bayern Munich (5-0 aggregate) on Tuesday night.

However, they'll contest the final without key central midfielder Xabi Alonso, who picked up a thoroughly needless yellow card in the match, ruling him out of the next game.

Alonso is far from alone in missing big, trophy-deciding matches down the years...not that that will make 24 May any easier for him to watch.

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