Real Madrid Wins The 2016 Champions League Final After Penalty Shootout With Athletico Madrid

Real Madrid once again recorded the ultimate bragging rights at the expense of neighbours Atletico as they secured a record 11th Champions League triumph on penalties after a fiery final at the San Siro. Cristiano Ronaldo lashed home the winning kick from the spot to make it 5-3 to Los Blancos after the match had finished 1-1 with neither side able to find the net in extra time. It caps a fairytale conclusion to a first season at the helm for Zinedine Zidane after he replaced Rafael Benitez in the dugout in January.

The French icon becomes the seventh man to win the cup both as a player and as a manager. Atletico had seen their hopes of a maiden success in Europe’s premier competition deflated by their arch rival in Lisbon two years ago and it was a case of deja vu in more ways than one as Diego Simeone’s men came up agonisingly short on the night.


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