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UEFA Champions League: Heartbreak for Atletico as Real Madrid lift record 11th title in Milan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 May 2016, 12:34 IST

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo smashed a match-winning penalty as Real Madrid clinched a record 11th European Cup with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over city rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of the UEFA Champions League in Milan on Saturday, 28 May.

Real skipper Sergio Ramos put his side ahead in the 15th minute of the match, as Atletico struggled to break down their opponents' defence in the first half.

It was a different story in the second half, however, as Atletico piled the pressure on Real. Forward Antoine Griezmann missed a chance to level up the scores at the beginning of the second half after hitting a penalty into the goalframe.

Substitute Yannick Carrasco eventually managed to equalise for Atletico after finishing from close range in the 79th minute. The game headed into extra-time, but both sides failed to change the scoreline.

In the penalty shootout, Lucas Vazquez, Marcelo and Gareth Bale scored for Real, while Griezmann, Gabi and Saul Niguez scored for Atletico in reply to equal the score.

Ramos scored the fourth penalty for Real to give his side a lead yet again.

Subsequently, Atletico defender Juanfran missed the fourth penalty for his side, giving Ronaldo the chance to seal victory for Real from the next spot kick.

Full time: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid [Real win 5-3 in penalties].

First published: 29 May 2016, 12:34 IST
 
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