As Real Madrid prepare to face Bayern Munich yet again, they should be careful not to make the mistake they did in 2007.
Roy Makaay is one of the greatest goalscorer in the history of football.
Having performed impressively for Vitesse for four years and then for Tenerife for two, the former Netherlands international striker came to the fore while playing for Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.
The 39-year-old, who retired from the game in 2010, was inspirational in leading the Galician club to the league title in 1999-00, his 22 goals in 36 appearances proving too much for Barcelona and Valencia, who finished second and third respectively.
In four years at Deportivo, Makaay scored 79 times in 133 La Liga games and eventually earned a big-money move to Bayern Munich in 2003.
The Dutch goal machine continued to fire in goals for the German giants and one of the many clubs who fell victim to his prowess was Real Madrid. Even after leaving Spain, he continued to torment Los Blancos.
Back on March 7, 2007, Makaay found the target for Bayern against the Spanish giants after just 10.12 seconds in Munich – the fastest ever goal in Champions League history.
Roberto Carlos failed to control the ball when it was played to him, allowing Hasan Salihamidzic to take possession. The midfielder squared the ball to an onrushing Makaay, who placed it past goalkeeper Iker Casillas. All this in just over 10 seconds.
Bayern went on to win the match 2-1 and levelled the last-16 tie at 4-4, booking their place in the quarter-finals on away goals rule.
Makaay may have retired, but in Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, Bayern have a similar player who can be just as lethal when presented with an opportunity. This time Madrid will hope that history does not repeat itself.