The Real Madrid forward scored his 17th goal in this season's tournament — the best haul in a single campaign — as his side sealed a historic 10th European crown.
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There was a sad sense of deja vu for the Vicente Calderon side as its defeat in Lisbon mirrored the frustrating loss to Bayern Munich in Belgium.
The Italian coach has enjoyed a superb debut campaign in Spain, but will now be expected to build an era-defining team after Real Madrid claimed La Decima on Saturday.
The Atletico coach was devastated that his side was defeated in extra time by Real Madrid, while he avoided criticizing the referee or Raphael Varane despite a late clash.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The Brazil-born Spain international was a doubt following radical hamstring treatment but the Atletico defender feels his boss made the right choice in starting the striker
The goalkeeper was jubilant after Sergio Ramos took the Champions League final into extra-time before Real Madrid thrashed Atletico with a 4-1 win.
Within minutes of missing out on the trophy, frustrated fans were lifted late by Sergio Ramos' late leveller and ended up celebrating a memorable night in Lisbon
The Atletico Madrid skipper believes that the Frenchman was culpable of a late spat with his coach and lamented his side's Champions League final defeat
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.
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