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Cristiano Ronaldo adamant Real Madrid is his future; wants more success
Cristiano Ronaldo adamant Real Madrid is his future; wants more success

Soccer Football - Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid, Spain - 29/5/16 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale pose with the Champions League trophy during a victory ceremony. REUTERS/Susana VeraBy Richard MartinMILAN (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo is hungry for even more silverware with Real Madrid after winning the Champions League on Saturday for the third ti

May 30 2016
UEFA Champions League 2016 Final - A flawed affair
UEFA Champions League 2016 Final - A flawed affair

Real Madrid life the coveted Champions League TrophyThe finals of the 2016 Champions League saw the Madrid divide being put to test again. Real Madrid were chasing the elusive ‘UnDecima’ to cement their already firm tag as the best team in the history of the illustrious competition. Atletico Madrid, the underdogs in this particular tie were handed a task of bettering their dismal record in the finals of Europe&rsqu

May 29 2016
UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (3-2 pen.) - Player Ratings with an alternate angle
UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (3-2 pen.) - Player Ratings with an alternate angle

Sergio Ramos led Real Madrid to their 11th European titleZinedine Zidane's Real Madrid got better of their city rivals at San Siro to lift an unprecedented eleventh European title. It was Diego Simeone's second defeat to Real Madrid in as many Champions League finals.Sergio Ramos put Los Blancos in front with a sneaky goal through a set piece. But his goal was cancelled out by an inspiring one by the Belgian sensation Yanni

May 29 2016
Zidane assured place in Real hearts if not a long future
Zidane assured place in Real hearts if not a long future

Soccer Football - Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - 28/5/16Real Madrid players give coach Zinedine Zidane the bumps as they celebrate winning the UEFA Champions LeagueReuters / Kai Pfaffenbach LivepicBy Richard MartinMILAN (Reuters) - In leading Real Madrid to their 11th European Cup less than five months after inheriting an unhappy team from Rafael Benitez, Zinedine Zidane has cemente

May 29 2016
Simeone may not have the stomach to reinvent Atletico again
Simeone may not have the stomach to reinvent Atletico again

Soccer Football - Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - 28/5/16 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone looks dejected after the penalty shootout Reuters / Stefan Wermuth Livepic By Brian HomewoodMILAN (Reuters) - Diego Simeone may not have the stomach to reinvent Atletico Madrid again after they suffered another morale-shattering loss to Real Madrid in Saturday's Champions League final. The

Monchi, Walsh and the orchestrators of unprecedented success!
Monchi, Walsh and the orchestrators of unprecedented success!

In the summer of 2013 when Manchester City confirmed the acquisition of Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla for a fee of £16.4 million, the world of football wondered how the men from Sevilla were going to cope in his absence. The director of football at Los Rojiblancos, though, was way ahead of everyone else.Monchi had already replaced Negredo with a certain Colombian forward who went by the name of Carlos Bacca for less than half of that sum. Eve

May 29 2016
Is it time for Diego Simeone to move on from Atletico Madrid after two UCL final failures?
Is it time for Diego Simeone to move on from Atletico Madrid after two UCL final failures?

Has Diego Simeone done all he can for Atletico Madrid?"I might leave? It's a moment to think and I'm doing that," said Diego Simeone after Atletico lost to Real Madrid in the Champions Leauge final."I am where I want to be, I'm loved by the people and I love them a lot, but it would not be good on my part to keep moving forward without thinking that I have lost two finals."Simeone’s moment of reflection seems

May 29 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo says he told Zinedine Zidane he had a vision he'd score the winning goal
Cristiano Ronaldo says he told Zinedine Zidane he had a vision he'd score the winning goal

Ronaldo won the third Champions League tirle of his career against Atletico Madrid on Saturday nightSpeaking to the media after Real Madrid’s penalty shootout victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final, Cristiano Ronaldo said he had told manager Zinedine Zidane about a vision that he would score the winning goal in the Champions League final.Ronaldo took Real Madrid’s fifth penalty which turned out to be

May 29 2016
Champions League final: Records set and milestones achieved by Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid
Champions League final: Records set and milestones achieved by Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has now won the Champions League as a player, assistant coach and managerAfter Real Madrid beat derby rivals Atletico Madrid in a penalty shootout in the Champions League final in Milan’s San Siro, they set a new benchmark for the rest of Europe. They won La Decima in 2014. against the very same opponents. And they have now gone one step further to win Undecima – the 11th! In doing so, a number of records wer

May 29 2016
UEFA Champion's League: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings
UEFA Champion's League: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings

Real madrid were crowned the European Champions for a record 11th timeAtletico were unlucky again as Real Madrid beat Diego Simeone’s side in the UEFA Champion’s League final twice in three years to claim their eleventh Champions League title.The UCL Final was a scrappy affair to say the least for most parts. The goal came early this time for Real Madrid who had to thank Sergio Ramos for his shuffling the ball in from a set piece

May 29 2016
UEFA Champions League final: Real Madrid 1-1 (5-3 pens.) Atletico Madrid - Five Talking Points
UEFA Champions League final: Real Madrid 1-1 (5-3 pens.) Atletico Madrid - Five Talking Points

Real Madrid lift La UndecimaIt was Deja Vu for Atletico Madrid in Milan as Real Madrid yet again beat their city rivals for an elusive 11th Champions League title in what was a nerve-racking final at the iconic San Siro.Sergio Ramos, the hero in Lisbon 2 years ago, was again on target as the Blancos skipper opened the scoring within the first quarter of the game, tapping home a free-kick from Toni Kroos right under Jan Oblak. With only 11 mo

May 29 2016
Ramos is Real hero again after turbulent year
Ramos is Real hero again after turbulent year

Soccer Football - Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - 28/5/16 Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine LivepicBy Richard MartinMILAN (Reuters) - Just as he did two years ago, Sergio Ramos left his footprint all over Real Madrid’s Champions League final triumph over Atletico Madrid following a tu

May 29 2016
Simeone says future uncertain after painful final loss
Simeone says future uncertain after painful final loss

Soccer Football - Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - 28/5/16 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone looks dejected after the penalty shootout Reuters / Stefan Wermuth LivepicBy Richard MartinMILAN (Reuters) - A downbeat Diego Simeone did not confirm whether he wanted to continue as Atletico Madrid coach on Saturday after suffering a second agonising Champions League final defeat by Real Mad

May 29 2016
Zidane lavishes praise on 'team player' Ronaldo
Zidane lavishes praise on 'team player' Ronaldo

Soccer Football - Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - 28/5/16Real Madrid players give coach Zinedine Zidane the bumps as they celebrate winning the UEFA Champions LeagueReuters / Kai PfaffenbachLivepicEDITORIAL USE ONLY. By Brian HomewoodMILAN (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lavished praise on Cristiano Ronaldo after the three-times world player of the year appeared to s

May 29 2016
Ronaldo helps Real hand Atletico another final defeat
Ronaldo helps Real hand Atletico another final defeat

Soccer Football - Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - 28/5/16 Real Madrid celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine LivepicBy Brian HomewoodMILAN (Reuters) - Real Madrid handed Atletico Madrid another cruel Champions League final defeat when Cristiano Ronaldo's spot kick saw them beat their neighbours on penalties to win Euro

May 29 2016
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