By Ezenwa Obinna Stephen
Real Madrid defeats city rival Athletico Madrid to clinch this years UEFA Champions League for a record 11th time.
Los Blancos came out top in what was a fiercely fought, titillating and over dramatic match.
After Sergio Ramos 15th minute goal courtesy of a Bale flick on Real had to hold off quite a spirited fight back from Athletico that saw Antoine Griezmann hit the crossbar from a penalty in the 48th minute. Not until the 79th minute did Belgian super sub Yannick Carrasco volley home Juanfran’s cross into the back of the net.
Real Madrid 1 – 1 Athletico Madrid.
Not much happened in the 30 minutes of extra time as both teams were careful not to make careless errors.
After extra time, nothing again separated the two sides as both teams prepared for the lottery of penalty.
Juanfran quite excellent in the match missed the decisive 4th kick for Athletico, Ronaldo, scored the final penalty and led his team in the euphoric celebrarion that followed.
Bye bye Athletico. REAL MADRID are european champions for the 11th time.
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