Comparisons with Barcelona are par for the course and with Real Madrid now the new ‘kings of the world’ it was bound to happen again. ‘Los Blancos’ have got firmly back to winning ways and that has seen them once again overtake Barcelona as Spanish football’s most decorated side. With the Club World Cup in their trophy cabinet, ‘Los Blancos’ now lead their La Liga rivals by 79 titles to 78.
Cristiano Ronaldo and company already had the chance to overtake the Catalans in August.
They drew level with Luis Enrique’s side when they beat Sevilla to win the UEFA Super Cup, but they could not finish the job and were defeated by Atlético de Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.
However, it was just a matter of time as winning the Champions League gave them the chance to play in yet another final at the end of the year, the Club World Cup, a chance they took full advantage of to clinch another title and reclaim top spot in Spain’s silverware charts. Real Madrid are truly back on top.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men’s trophy-laden 2014 has been key to gaining ground on and overhauling Barcelona, and in terms of trophies it’s been a whitewash.