Real Madrid already want to add two new destinations to the cities they’ve conquered titles in.
On August 8, Zinedine Zidane’s side play the European Super Cup against Manchester United at the Filip II stadium in Skopje (Macedonia), a city (and a country) where Madrid still hasn’t nailed its flag.
In the medium term, their next destination marked in red is Abu Dhabi.
There, on December 13, Real plays the semifinal of the Club World Cup, against a rival yet to be determined.
If a win there is forthcoming, three days later they will play the final at Sheikh Zayer Stadium, another venue and destination to add to its vast list of international assignments.
In all, Madrid has won titles in 20 stadiums across four continents.
Only Oceania has not seen them as championship winners, given they have won in Europe (especially), Asia, Africa and South America.
The account opened in 1955, with the conquest of the Latin Cup against Stade de Reims (2-0) in the Parc des Princes, a stadium that has also seen Madrid hold a European Cup, in 1956, against the same rival (4-3 ).
All in all, it is the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in which Real has won most international trophies; the Second European Cup (1957), against Fiorentina (2-0) and in the same year, the second Latin Cup, against Benfica (1-0).
The list of conquests at the Bernabeu is completed by the two UEFA Cup finals played in the mid-1980s.
At that time, the final was two-legged and Madrid won in 1985, despite losing at home to Videoton (1-0), thanks to a 3-0 victory in the first leg.
A year later, Real lost 2-0 in Berlin but had already won 5-1 at the Bernabeu, meaning they retained the trophy.
Nine cities have witnessed the 12 European Cup/Champions league wins.
Brussels, Glasgow and Paris (twice each, although the French capital in two different stadiums, since the eighth arrived in the Stade de France), Stuttgart , Amsterdam, Lisbon, Milan and Cardiff, in addition to the aforementioned Spanish capital.
The Club World Cup (former Intercontinental Cup) has projected the name of Madrid beyond European borders.
The first edition (1960) was played against Centenario de Montevideo (Uruguay, 0-0) and in the Bernabeu (5-1).
In 1998 the title (already a single match) came from the Olympic Stadium of Tokyo (against Vasco de Gama, 2-1) and in 2002 (Olimpia de Asuncion, 2-0), from Yokohama.
Then, with the World format, Madrid added a new continent, Africa, in 2014, by beating San Lorenzo in Marrakech (2-0).
Returning to Yokohama in 2016, Real added the fifth title after beating Kashima Antlers (4-2).
Back to Europe.
The Super Cup has also provided exotic destinations, especially Trondheim (2016, 3-2 to Sevilla).
In Cardiff it was won in 2014 (2-0 against the same rival), and the first came in 2002, in in Stade Louis II of Monaco.