The French coach replaced Rafael Benitez in the Santiago Bernabeu hotseat in January and the defender insists it was a key point in their journey to the European crown
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Real Madrid have lifted the European Cup for the 11th time after beating Atletico and Goal picks out the best players of the Champions League this season...
The former England star was a team-mate of the Frenchman's during his spell at the Bernabeu and has offered his compliments to the victorious rookie coach
There were jubilant scenes for those in white after the final whistle in Milan as Cristiano Ronaldo's decisive penalty sealed an 11th European crown
The Costa Rica international says Los Blancos' penalty shoot-out victory over bitter rivals Atletico Madrid at the San Siro in Milan was the realisation of a boyhood dream
The Blaugrana put their foot in it with their own supporters on Saturday evening after congratulating their bitter rivals on beating Atletico Madrid at the San Siro
The Colchoneros boss was upset after seeing his side fall short to bitter rivals Real Madrid in Saturday's Champions League final for the second time in three seasons
Saturday, 28 May 2016
The Real Madrid president had nothing but praise for the Frenchman after he guided Los Blancos to their 11th European Cup with victory over Atletico Madrid on penalties
The Portugal superstar scored the decisive spot-kick as Los Blancos claimed their 11th European Cup with a 5-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Atletico Madrid after extra time
Goal follows all the action as Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in Milan
Los Blancos started with Rafa Benitez and continued with Zinedine Zidane all the way to lifting the trophy for a record 11th time. Here's how the became European champions again...
The forward, who scored the winning spot kick in Saturday's shootout, was top of the goal rankings this season with 16 strikes - just one short of his all-time record
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive spot-kick as Los Blancos downed fierce rivals Atletico Madrid to be crowned champions of Europe for an 11th time in Milan on Saturday
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the all important spot-kick after Juanfran crucially missed as Zinedine Zidane's charges claimed their 11th European Cup at the San Siro on Saturday
The defender was back to his best in Saturday's final as a gentle stroke on the cheek from Filipe Luis sparked one of the most outrageous bits of playacting we've ever seen
The Real stopper has set a new record after opening the scoring in Saturday's final against Atletico Madrid
Supporters gathered in Milan's city centre were left hugely disappointed after it was revealed they could not watch Saturday's match on the big screen
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Fans of Real and Atletico Madrid take over the Italian city of Milan for the Uefa Champions League final.