Definition of La Undecima



What is the meaning of the term Undecima in the game of football?

La undecima in Spanish means the eleventh. In football terms, undecima is Real Madrid's quest for their eleventh Champions League title.

Real Madrid won their long-awaited La Decima (the tenth) in May of 2014, after beating city rivals, Atletico, in the tournament final, held at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. Los Blancos were down 1-0 until the third minute of injury time, when Sergio Ramos equalized with a powerful header to send the game to extra time. Gareth Bale headed the ball in for 2-1 in the 110th minute, after which Atletico fell apart and Real were able to kill the game off with two quick goals by Marcelo and Ronaldo. The final score was 4-1.

UEFA Champions League Trophy and Real Madrid Logo - The Quest for Undecima

Here are the photos of postgame celebrations.

Real Madrid had to wait twelve years to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy for the tenth time. How long will they have to wait for their la undecima?