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Real Madrid lift Champions League on penalties –
Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the 11th time after beating Atletico Madrid in a dramatic penalty shootout in Milan. Sergio Ramos’ controversial finish put Zinedine Zidane’s side ahead before Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty. However, substitute Yannick Carrasco sent the Champions League final into extra-time with a close-range finish. Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winning penalty after Juanfran had missed. Zidane, a Champions League winner with Real as a player in 2002, replaced Rafael Benitez as manager at the Bernabeu in January, with Real still reeling from a bruising 4-0 hammering by Barcelona earlier in the season and facing the prospect of a second successive campaign without major silverware. The 43-year-old finishes it as the seventh different manager to deliver a European Cup to Real. [BBC]
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Winners of the Champions League since 2000 [from Wikipedia]
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G. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Bayern Munich won the penalty-shootout 5–4.
H. Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Milan won the penalty-shootout 3–2.
I. Score was 3–3 after 90 minutes and extra time. Liverpool won the penalty-shootout 3–2.
J. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Manchester United won the penalty-shootout 6–5.
K. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Chelsea won the penalty-shootout 4–3.
L. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Real Madrid won the penalty-shootout 5–3.
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