The Argentine ultimately paid the price for wasting a substitution on a clearly unfit player as his side wilted badly in extra time in Lisbon.
UEFA Champions League
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Goal took in the action at Estadio da Luz, where a late Ramos goal sent the final to extra time, where los Blancos opened the floodgates to strike thrice more to clinch La Decima
The Blancos finally clinched a 10th European title after coming so close to handing their rivals a first continental crown.
The Spain defender says the feeling of lifting the Champions League in Lisbon is indescribable after his goal took the game to extra time
Sergio Ramos scored in the dying minutes to take the game to extra time after Diego Godin's first-half header before the world's most expensive players helped seal the win.
Los Blancos finally ended their wait for La Decima thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal international struck his 68th goal in the game's premier club cup competition to move one clear of the Argentine
The forward has recovered from a hamstring problem after undergoing horse placenta treatment in Belgrade, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are fit for Los Blancos
The former Barcelona midfielder turned up unannounced at a Lisbon primary school to offer one lucky youngster a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The 22-year-old believes his side's defense can match its rival's attack and is desperate to deliver European glory to the Vicente Calderon.
The Spanish capital's two major clubs go head to head on Saturday in a unique fixture in European football history
Two Blancos starters are still unsure if they will be able to take part in the Champions League final.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Along with Manchester United's David de Gea, the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper is one of the most promising in his position, according to the Spain No.1
The Portuguese star has trained unhindered ahead of what his manager has billed as a "special" clash in Lisbon.
Atletico could complete an incredible double should it beat rival Real in Lisbon, though the club may be without star striker Diego Costa.
The Argentine says the striker and winger Arda Turan "trained well" on Thursday but he will make no final decision until the last minute.
Real Madrid against Atletico is the second successive same-country CL decider and indicative of how the biggest clubs in Europe have it all their own way.
The Real Madrid forward was once regarded as a player who couldn't make the difference in important matches but his time at the Bernabeu has disproved those accusations
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The former Portugal midfielder claimed the competition with Juventus in 1996 and Borussia Dortmund in 1997, an achievement matched only by Samuel Eto'o.
The Argentine's incredible impact has seen him win four trophies in just two and a half years at the Vicente Calderon. His remarkable record is set to stand the test of time.