“Run Xabi, Run” – Real Madrid’s La Decima Champions League triumph told through Twitter
Real Madrid beat their neighbours Atletico in the <Champions League final4-1 thanks to dramatic late goals from Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Atletico were just seconds away from lifting their first Champions League trophy but for Ramos’ 93rd minute equaliser. It headed into extra time and Real’s pressure and energy came through and despite his poor 90 minutes, Bale popped up with the all-important goal that gave them the lead.
Marcelo and Ronaldo, from the penalty spot, then added the final two goals to make the scoreline as unreflective of the game as possible.
Here’s how Twitter saw the match.
Disaster strikes… Just 9 minutes in and Diego Costa has to be withdrawn. He’s not fully recovered from his hamstring injury after having horse placenta treatment in the week.
Game oooon! !!!! pic.twitter.com/W4v2AUUA88— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) May 24, 2014
Wonder how many first goalscorer bets have just been ruined.— Liam Tomkins (@liam_tomkins) May 24, 2014
Think Costa needed unicorn placenta to make it for this game.— Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) May 24, 2014
Atletico’s defence parts like the Red Sea and Gareth Bale surges through…
Adrian's two touches thus far have been horrific. Watch him slam one in top bin now to even things up.— Joseph Walker (@Joe_in_Espana) May 24, 2014
And just minutes later, Iker Casillas has a nightmare and…
WHAT A MISS FROM GARETH BALE— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) May 24, 2014
GOAL ATLETICO!!!!— Sunil Parmar (@Sunil_YG30) May 24, 2014
Atletico 1 up. Indecision by Casillas and Godin scores.— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) May 24, 2014
Also a sell-out Vicente Calderón, as Atletico Madrid fans watch the final. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/yAWEhUsWqQ— Uber Football Fact (@UberFootFact) May 24, 2014
The neutralisation - thus far - of Ronaldo and Bale by Atleti is remarkable.— Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) May 24, 2014
Gareth Bale is having a very bad night.— Mohammed Ali (@mohammedali_93) May 24, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo's night pic.twitter.com/Pu243VRbKj— ITV Football (@itvfootball) May 24, 2014
Arbeloa's beard is the night's real winner.— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) May 24, 2014
Real Madrid have just broken the record for most quick free kicks in a major final.— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) May 24, 2014
UNBELIEVABLE! RAMOS WITH THE HEADER FROM THE CORNER IN STOPPAGE TIME!!!! 1-1.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 24, 2014
BALE!!!!!!!— 101 Great Goals (@102greatgoals) May 24, 2014
This score extremely flatters Real. Unbelievable. How has it ended up 4-1?!— Sunil Parmar (@Sunil_YG30) May 24, 2014
Run Xabi you beautiful man! https://t.co/AEGe8tjVdC— Back Page Football (@bpfootball) May 24, 2014