By the numbers: Stats behind Real Madrid's latest incredible escape
They did it again.
Real Madrid, for the umpteenth time, conjured up something special to come back from the brink of Champions League elimination, this time scoring twice in the waning seconds of Wednesday's semifinal against Manchester City to force extra time. Karim Benzema - who else? - took care of the rest to lift Madrid to another incomprehensible win and into the final.
Below, we look at some of the incredible stats behind the Spanish giants' latest improbable triumph.
1 - Pep Guardiola had only lost one of nine games as a coach at the Santiago Bernabeu before Wednesday's gut-wrenching defeat.
5 - Carlo Ancelotti, who this past weekend became the first manager to ever win a title in each of Europe's top five leagues, is now the first tactician to reach the Champions League final five times.
10 - Benzema has 10 goals in the Champions League knockout stage this season - nobody has ever scored more. The Frenchman is level with former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, who hit the same mark during the 2016-17 season.
60 - In leaving Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, and Isco out of the squad, Real Madrid had roughly €60 million in annual salary not even on the bench. Assuming they shed those contracts and reinvest, the Champions League finalists are going to get even better. Scary.
90 - Since Guardiola took over, this was the first time Manchester City had ever conceded multiple goals in the 90th minute or later.
178 - Real Madrid trailed for 178 minutes of the semifinal tie. They still won.
322 - Benzema has now scored 322 goals for Real Madrid. With two more, he'll surpass club icon Raul for second-most all time, behind only Ronaldo.
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