Champions League Final [Review]
Tonight saw the biggest game of the season for European club football with the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid taking place in Milan's San Siro Stadium.
The game got off to a slow start despite an early goal being scored by Real's captain Sergio Ramos. After the goal Real decided to fight fire with fire by using Atlético's own defensive tactics against them. This was a tactical move that seemed to work for a while with Atlético being more used to allowing the other team to have possession. Holding the majority of possession seemed like new territory for them and their attacks were composed of slow and ineffective build-up play.
The 2nd half started more positively for Atlético when they were awarded a penalty but the mood soon shifted with Griezmann failing to capitalise on the opportunity. The game was then again slow for a while up until a brilliant volley from Juanfran set up substitute Carrasco to get the goal needed to tie up the score.
Extra time was mostly uneventful with both sets of players exhausted and when considering the heat and humidity in Milan they can't be criticised too much. Both teams were doing their best not to concede or go down to 10 men.
In the end the game came down to penalties and it was heartbreak for Atlético and glory for Real with a Juanfran miss and a Ronaldo finish that made Real Madrid European champions for the 11th time.