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The Fiver | Come back, Vasas! Wiener Sport-Club! Alfredo and Ferenc! All is forgiven

In today’s Fiver: the same old story and Emre Can’s All-Star Entertainers

Given Real Madrid won the first five Big Cup finals, and by an aggregate scoreline of 18-8 to boot, you have to hand it to Uefa for somehow managing to make their premier club tournament even more predictable in the modern era. At least back in the day, Real would play teams such as Reims, Fiorentina and Eintracht Frankfurt in the final, Vasas in the semis, and the likes of Servette, Royal Antwerp and Wiener Sport-Club along the way. Nowadays the same sides repeatedly face each other again and again. And again. In 2014, Real beat Atlético Madrid in the final. In 2015, Real beat Atlético in the quarter-final. Last year, Real beat Atlético in the final. This year, Real are going to beat Atlético in the semi-final, while the underdogs of the competition are a club representing a jurisdiction offering favourable tax breaks to oligarchs. Come back, Vasas! Wiener Sport-Club! Alfredo and Ferenc! All is forgiven.

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