Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty as Real Madrid beat Atletico in a shoot-out to wi...
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty as Real Madrid beat Atletico in a shoot-out to win their 11th Champions League title after a 1-1 draw in the final in Milan.
Two years ago Atletico were denied victory in the final against the same opposition by a Sergio Ramos equaliser three minutes into added time as Real went on to win ‘La Decima’.
Similarly dramatic scenes were repeated in Milan’s San Siro stadium after substitute Yannick Carrasco cancelled out Ramos’ first-half effort as it ended 1-1 after extra time and it was entirely predictable Ronaldo, who barely had an impact on the game in the preceding 120 minutes, would be the man to steal the limelight.
As a result coach Zinedine Zidane, who only took over from sacked Rafael Benitez in January, became a Champions League winner as both a player and manager with the same club.
It was devastating for Atletico, who had their chances in normal time with 33-goal forward Antoine Griezmann blasting a penalty against the crossbar early in the second half.
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