The curse was nice, and keeps existing in some way as they only could beat us once in 20 years!
But that was not the most important thing. Rik very well sums up what we were lacking, and that was a lot. Madrid missed important players, so did we with our left defenders (Filipe/Angulo), Sergio, Guardado and Lassad. But we could have shown more ambition and spirit. Indeed, we made this average Madrid team look like they were great.