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Madrid finally fulfil Décima dream

Published: Saturday 24 May 2014, 23.29CET
Real Madrid CF 4-1 Club Atlético de Madrid (aet)
Extra-time goals by Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo won a tenth European title after Sergio Ramos' last-gasp equaliser had denied Atlético.
by Andrew Haslam
from Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

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Match statistics

Real MadridAtlético

Goals scored4
 
1
Possession (%)60
 
40
Total attempts21
 
10
on target12
 
6
off target9
 
4
blocked2
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
9
Offsides0
4
Yellow cards5
 
7
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
27
Fouls suffered25
 
17
Passes862
 
548
completed655
 
325

Standings

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Published: Saturday 24 May 2014, 23.29CET

Madrid finally fulfil Décima dream

Real Madrid CF 4-1 Club Atlético de Madrid (aet)
Extra-time goals by Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo won a tenth European title after Sergio Ramos' last-gasp equaliser had denied Atlético.

Real Madrid CF's quest for 'La Décima' finally ended as they won a pulsating final against neighbours Club Atlético de Madrid in Lisbon, extra-time goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo settling a match that had looked set to produce an Atlético triumph.

Having already become the first side apart from Madrid or FC Barcelona to claim the Spanish title since 2004, Atlético took a 36th-minute lead when Diego Godín – whose goal had clinched the Liga championship last weekend – headed over the stranded Iker Casillas following a corner. It seemed that would be enough when the final moved into added time but with two of the five additional minutes remaining Sergio Ramos nodded the equaliser to force extra time. There Madrid ran away with it after Bale's 110th-minute header, Marcelo and Ronaldo's penalty crowning a memorable fightback.

Atlético coach Diego Simeone, who was sent from the touchline after the fourth goal, included Diego Costa in his starting lineup despite a hamstring injury, but the gamble backfired before ten minutes had elapsed, the striker limping off. His replacement, Adrián López, barely got a look-in early on as Madrid did the majority of the pressing, the alert Thibaut Courtois reacting sharply to deny Bale and Karim Benzema.

The goalkeeper was exposed when Bale cut out Tiago's wayward crossfield pass and bore down on the Atlético net; however, Miranda came to the rescue, sliding in and the Welshman's shot flew a metre wide. Four minutes later, that proved even more crucial as Juanfran sent the ball back into the penalty area after Madrid had partially cleared a corner; Godín beat Casillas to it and his looping header bounced over the line despite the goalkeeper's efforts to claw it away.

The Madrid captain had warned of Atlético's set-piece prowess but his team were nearly undone again from the same route, Adrián meeting another corner only to head too high. That suggested the match was opening up, and so it proved. Within minutes of the restart – after Madrid again failed to properly clear a corner – Adrián had a shot deflected wide, while Courtois pushed over Ronaldo's free-kick before the Portuguese flicked on a Ramos cross; Benzema was centimetres from connecting.

With Atlético threatening on the counter, Madrid continued to press, Luka Modrić and Ronaldo teeing up Bale for a fierce strike three metres past the post. Another Ronaldo pass then sent Bale clear of Godín yet, from a tight angle and with Courtois advancing, he could only prod wide of the near post. It appeared Madrid would be denied before Ramos came to the rescue, nodding inexorably home from a corner deep into stoppage time – the defender having also scored twice in the semi-final second leg.

Atlético's sole previous final appearance, in 1974, had featured a last-minute equaliser conceded. On that occasion they lost the replay to FC Bayern München and there was more heartbreak in store this time. Ángel Di María did the legwork for Madrid's crucial second goal, wriggling clear down the left; though Courtois made another fine stop, Bale was first to the rebound to head in.

With the Madrid fans still celebrating, Marcelo broke through to direct a low shot under Courtois, before Ronaldo was brought down by Gabi and got up to convert the spot kick himself – his 17th goal of this season's competition, making him the fourth player to register in two UEFA Champions League finals. Madrid, with Carlo Ancelotti emulating Bob Paisley in lifting the trophy three times as a coach, could start their 'Décima' party; Atlético were left to reflect on how close they came once again.

Last updated: 25/05/14 2.01CET

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Lineups

real madrid

Real Madrid

atlético

Atlético

1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
13
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
2
VaraneRaphaël Varane
Yellow Card120+3 ET
2
GodínDiego Godín
Goal36
Yellow Card120 ET
4
RamosSergio Ramos
Yellow Card27
Goal90+3
3
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
Substitution83
5
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
Substitution59
5
TiagoTiago
6
KhediraSami Khedira
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution59
6
KokeKoke
Yellow Card86
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
Goal120 ET
Yellow Card120+1 ET
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Yellow Card27
Substitution66
9
BenzemaKarim Benzema
Substitution79
9
VillaDavid Villa
Yellow Card72
11
BaleGareth Bale
Goal110 ET
14
GabiGabi (C)
Yellow Card100 ET
15
CarvajalDani Carvajal
19
Diego CostaDiego Costa
Substitution9
19
ModrićLuka Modrić
20
JuanfranJuanfran
Yellow Card74
22
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
23
MirandaMiranda
Yellow Card53

Substitutes

25
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
1
AranzubiaDaniel Aranzubia (GK)
3
PepePepe
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
12
MarceloMarcelo
Substitution59
Goal118 ET
Yellow Card118 ET
7
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Substitution9
17
ArbeloaÁlvaro Arbeloa
11
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
21
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Substitution79
12
AlderweireldToby Alderweireld
Substitution83
23
IscoIsco
Substitution59
24
SosaJosé Sosa
Substitution66
24
IllarramendiAsier Illarramendi
26
DiegoDiego

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Diego Simeone (ARG)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Pol van Boekel (NED), Richard Liesveld (NED)

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