Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (5-3 pens)

Real Madrid were 2-0 down against Wolfsburg in this
season’s Champions League quarter-final
Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the
11th time after defeating Atletico Madrid in a dramatic
penalty shootout in Milan.
Sergio Ramos’ controversial finish put Zinedine Zidane’s side
ahead before Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann missed a
penalty.
However, substitute Yannick Carrasco sent the Champions
League final into extra-time with a close-range finish.
Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winning penalty after Juanfran
had missed.
How the Champions League final was won: Relive the
drama from the San Siro
Zidane’s tactics deliver silverware
Zidane, a Champions League winner with Real as a player in
2002, replaced Rafael Benitez as manager at the Bernabeu
in January, with Real still reeling from a bruising 4-0
hammering by Barcelona earlier in the season and facing
the prospect of a second successive campaign without major
silverware.
The 43-year-old finishes it as the seventh different manager
to deliver a European Cup to Real’s hierarchy.
As stylish as his side were going forward, they were just as
impressive at the back as Atletico’s attacking duo of
Griezmann and Fernando Torres were starved of service
before the interval.
Gareth Bale and Ronaldo repeatedly dropped back into
midfield to help cut out the supply routes to Griezmann and
Torres, while Karim Benzema also typified Real’s work rate
by dropping back to defend.
Atletico were the better side after the break yet fortune was
on Real’s side as Pepe’s rash challenge on Torres went
unpunished and Stefan Savic stabbed another golden chance
wide.
Clattenburg emerges with praise
England’s Mark Clattenburg had his work cut out as he
refereed a tempestuous derby, which saw eight bookings.
Real defender Pepe was at his theatrical best from the start
as he tried to influence the Premier League official, who also
had to calm down Atletico boss Diego Simeone after Dani
Carvajal’s early foul on Griezmann.
Ramos put Real ahead from what looked like an offside
position but Clattenburg’s assistant kept his flag down.
However the 41-year-old from County Durham, who will be
officiating at Euro 2016, was right to award the penalty which
saw Griezmann hit the underside of the bar in the 47th
minute.

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