The Whites have the youngest of the four Spanish squads in the Champions League
The back line has perhaps been the biggest benefactor. Last year's eight defenders averaged 27.5 years, while this year that number has been reduced by 3.5 to 24 years.
The Madridista midfield underwent the most change with respect to last season. Guti is the only player over 30, while Granero, Kaka, Xabi Alonso and Cristiano Ronaldo are no where near eclipsing that mark.
Real Madrid has outstanding scoring ability. Manuel Pellegrini has four strikers at his disposal. Raul and Van Nistelrooy are the all-time leading scorers in the Champions League while Benzema and Higuain have brilliant futures ahead of them.
Raul, Van Nistelrooy, Dudek and Guti are the only members of the squad who are above 30 years of age. Meanwhile, Barcelona has six players who are above or nearing that mark (Marquez, Puyol, Pinto, Henry, Xavi and Abidal), Atletico has seven (Juanito, Ujfalusi, Perea, Pernia, Forlan, Assunçao and Simao) and Sevilla eight (Palop, Dragutinovic, Escude, Duscher, Renato, Kanoute, Squilacci and Chevanton).
Albiol, Arbeloa, Garay, Xabi Alonso, Granero, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Benzema average 24.1 years of age. Despite their youth, Cristiano, Kaka and Xabi Alonso have already won the Champions League; a perfect blend of experience and youth to improve the squad.