Real Madrid Win UEFA Champions League


Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty after Juafran hit the post to hand Real Madrid their 11th UEFA Champions League trophy. The victory guarantees Zinedine Zidane his job at the Spanish club come next season.

English referee, Mark Clattenburg, was praised for holding what can be best described as a ‘tempestous’ match. He oversaw eight bookings and a missed penalty by Antione Griezmann.

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Captain Sergio Ramos Lifts The Trophy With Fellow Real Madrid Teammates

Club captain, Sergio Ramos, put Madrid ahead in the 15th minute heading home a cross from a freekick. Substitute Yannick Carrasco levelled from a Juanfran cross at 79th minute. Three minutes of added time and a half hour of more sentimental football dragged the match to penalties.

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Zinedine Zidane Hugs Cristiano Ronaldo After He Scored the Winning Penalty.

How the Players Reacteded:

Cristiano Ronaldo had this to say after the match:

“The penalties are always a lottery, you never know what will happen but our team showed more experience and we showed it by scoring all the penalties. A fantastic night for us.

“It is the end of the season and people are not fit, we have to rest and we have to go for the Euros.”

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Ronaldo Scored the Winning Goal!

Listen to Gareth Bale:

“We won it again but it was a hard game from the beginning to the end. It was difficult tonight because of so much humidity but we fight until the end and we made it. We are very happy and proud, we were calm on penalties and we deserved to win. I feel sorry for Atletico but I am glad for ourselves.

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“This is the competition of Real Madrid, the ‘undecima’, this trophy belongs to Real and that is why it it the best club in the world.

“Manager Zinedine Zidane said it was about the mentality and we had to believe we could achieve the victory.”

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Another Night of Despair For Athletico Madrid

Interesting Facts About The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final

  1. Sergio Ramos became the fifth player to score in two different Champions League finals, and the first defender to do so (also Raul, Samuel Eto’o, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo).
  2. Only Marcello Lippi (3) has lost more Champions League finals as a manager than Diego Simeone (2).
  3. This was the eighth Champions League final to go to extra-time, and the seventh to go to a penalty shootout.
  4.  This was the third time the Champions League final shootout was contested between teams from the same country (also 2003 and 2008).
  5. Zinedine Zidane is the second man after Miguel Munoz to win the European Cup with Real Madrid as both a player and a manager.
  6. Zidane is the first French manager to win the Champions League.
  7. Zinédine Zidane becomes the 8th coach in history to win the competition in his debut campaign.
  8. Zidane has won the CL in his 7th game in the competition as a coach. Countryman Arsene Wenger has coached 176 CL games without winning the competition.
  9. Alicia Keys performed at the pre-match entertainment.
  10. Yannick Carrasco is the first Belgian player to score in a Champions League Final.
  11. The opening ceremony was hosted by Pepsi.
  12. Antoine Griezmann is the first player to miss a penalty in a Champions League Final.
  13. The game was played at the San Siro in Milan
  14. 71,942 people attended the game.
  15. Cristiano Ronaldo is the competition’s top scorer with 16 goals.

How the Managers Reacted: