The Champions’ League is undoubtedly the most prestigious club competition and no two teams have faced off each other as many times as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Both of them have won the CL an amazing 13 times(Nine for Real Madrid and four for Bayern Munich). The rivalry between these two giants goes back a long way. Even friendlies between these two have been ugly, serious contests to determine the winner. Both these sides have met 18 times in European competitions with Bayern winning ten times and Real six.
The first time, these two titans met in an European Competition was in 1975-76 season. The first leg was held at Santiago Bernabeu and it ended in an entertaining draw, 1-1. Roberto Martinez opened the scoring before Gerd Muller equalized in the 42nd minute.
In the second leg, Bayern Munich dominated Real Madrid winning 2-0 at Olympiastadion, their home. Gerd Muller scored two goals to settle the tie and Bayern Munich progressed to the finals before winning it.