Last Saturday, at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez against Getafe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema did what they do best for Real Madrid.
The five-match penalty for the Portuguese and the Frenchman’s injury had meant that since the Cardiff final, it had been 133 days since the attacking pair played in the same lineup.
A vital 2-1 win for Los Blancos was all the work of Real’s No.7 and No.9 and gave Real their thirteenth consecutive victory away from home, a milestone not reached by anyone until now.
Now with the Champions League back at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, everything points to the strikers measuring themselves against Tottenham.
It will be their reunion in a competition which they have won in three of the last four years.
Coincidentally, neither Benzema or Ronaldo have ever tasted defeat for Real Madrid in the Champions League against an English team, a run that is currently at 11 games.
Since summer 2009, Real have played Tottenham in 10/11, Manchester City (in the group stage of 12/13 and in the semifinals of 15/16 ), Manchester United (round of 32 from 12/13) and Liverpool (group stage 14/15).
It was Liverpool who were the last English team to beat Los Blancos back on March 10, 2009, before Ronaldo and Benzema had signed for Madrid.
A historic 4-0 win for the Reds knocked the Spaniards out of the Champions League.
Much has changed since then with Tottenham arriving in Madrid ready to try and overthrow the current Kings of the competition. Keylor Navas eyes Tottenham match after returning to training