Real Madrid beat Atletico on penalties to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy

Real Madrid beat Atletico on penalties to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy
Real Madrid beat Atletico on penalties to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy

22:54 - You can find me on Twitter @Danialkennedy95 and until next season have a great summer! 

22:53 - Thank you for joining me for the biggest night in club football and hope you enjoyed the game between Real and Atletico Madrid at the San Siro 

AND REAL MADRID LIFT THE TROPHY 

Here is Madrid celebrating the winning penalty as they are about to lift the trophy 

22:50 - All the players are starting to get into position to lift the trophy in front of the San Siro crowd 

22:49 - Zidane leads his winning team to collect their medals and their 11th European title 

22:48 - The emotion of the occassion and defeat is clear on the faces of the 

22:47 - Simeone leading his players up to collect their medals 

22:45 - Atletico on their way up to collect their runner up medals along with the referee's as they are clapped by the Real players 

22:42 - Ronaldo celebrating his winning penalty as we await the trophy ceremony 

Simeone claps the support of the Atletico fans who have been excellent throughout 

Real will collect their 11th European title as their name is etched on the trophy 

Atletico were arguably the better side on the night but Juanfran's miss proves to be difference and the white side of the Spanish capital will be in celebrations tonight 

Ronaldo made no mistake as he sent Oblak the wrong way and REAL ARE CHAMPIONS 

REAL MADRID WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WITH RONALDO'S  PENALTY 

Ronaldo now 

POST Juanfran hits the post advantage Real 

Juanfran up next 

4-3 as Oblak goes the wrong way 

Ramos up next 

3-3 as he sticks it in the corner great shootout so far 

Saul is next 

3-2 very composed finish from the Welshman 

Bale is next for Real 

2-2 great penalty as he sticks it in the roof of the net 

Gabi up next 

2-1 Real as Marcelo sticks it in the side netting 

Marcelo steps up next 

1-1 makes up for his earlier miss and slots home 

Griezmann steps up for Atletico's first penalty 

1-0 Real right in the bottom corner 

Vasquez steps up for the first penalty 

Real win the toss and the penalties will be taken at the Real end 

Quick recap of the game as Sergio Ramos gave Zidane's side the lead in the first half and looked to be heading for the victory before Carracas equalised which was followed by a pretty uneventful extra-time period 

Just waiting here for the orders to be made for this shootout 

We are going to penalties here in the San Siro as Simeone urges the fans on 

FT - Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid 

121' - One final chance as Danilo wins a corner from Hernandez 

120' - Two minutes added time before penalties here at the San Siro 

118' - Ball in from Marcelo finds Vasquez but his effort is blocked by Hernandez 

115' - final sub from Atletico as Partey comes on for Koke as Ronaldo fires a free kick into the wall 

113' - Lot of players going down with cramp as the game goes on with Koke been the latest victim 

110' - Foul here on Gabi from Pepe who receives a yellow card for his troubles 

107' - Sub for Atletico with Luis coming off for Hernandez 

106' - Casemiro trying one from distance but well over 

105' - Second half of extra-time underway with Atletico kicking off 

22:03 - Not much to talk about from that 15 minutes with the best chance falling to Ronaldo but still level at this point and still another 15 to go 

HT - Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid 

104' - Carrasco managed to slither through but Pepe gets across and Griezmann tries the bicycle kick from the resulting corner 

100' - Isco leaves for Bale who comes flying in but once again effort is blocked five minutes in this first half still 1-1

97' - Ball in from Koke is cleared by Danilo still 1-1 

94' - Isco corner and Ronaldo has a free header but straight into the arms of Oblak 

93' - Bale tries it from distance but well wide of the mark 

92' - Danilo booked for his tackle on Carrasco 

90' - Real kick-off first half of extra-time 

First half of extra-time is about ot get underway at the San Siro 

21:42 - There will be another half hour at the San Siro after Carrasco equalised after Ramos had opened the scoring and both sides will be looking to make a difference in extra-time 

FT - Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid 

92' - Ramos yellow carded for bringing down Carrsaco and Gabi has also been booked 

90' - three minutes added time at the San Siro 

87' - Ball across from Marcelo but nobody can get a touch still 1-1 

86' - Corner fro Modric finds Bale but his header is just over 

85' - Five minutes to play as Bale looks for near post but blocke by Godin 

83' - Comes to Torres but can only find the side-netting 

ATLETICO ARE BACK IN IT !!!! After almost conceding Simeone's side go up the other end and equalise as Juanfran's volleyed cross finds Carrasco who can't miss from a few yards out and gets Atletico back in the game 1-1 !!!!!!!!!!

GOAL REAL MADRID 1-1 ATLETICO MADRID 

78' - CHANCES Bale through before Ronaldo takes over but his shot is blocked comes back to Bale but his effort is blocked on the line 

77' - Shot early from Ronaldo but straight at Oblak 

76' - Benzema coming off for Vazquez 

75' - Just 15 minutes left at the San Siro and Zidane are about make their final change of the night 

73' - Ball in from Luis finds Torres but pressure from Ramos is well wide of the mark 

71' - Kroos coming off for Isco still 1-0 Madrid 

71' - Isco ready to come for Zidane's side with 20 minutes to play 

70' - SAVE Counter from Real as Benzema is put through out wide but Oblak is there to block the Frenchmans effort and that is followed by a simple catch from Bale's cross 

69' - Ronaldo skips past one defender but Godin is there to clear any danger 

67' - Corner wasted as Clattenburg blows up for a foul committed by Pepe 

67' - Free-kick from Bale in a good position is deflected wide of the mark 

67' - Picture of Griezmann's penalty miss which looks increasingly signifcant as the minutes roll by 

63' - Little over 25 minutes until Madrid claim their 11th European cup but Atletico are still looking dangerous 

61' - Ball to Koke on the edge of the area but blocked 

60' - Torres picks up a yellow for his tackle on Ramos an hour gone and Atleti are beginning to dominate but it is Real who still have the advantage 

58' - GREAT CHANCE great ball in from Atletico finds Saul who tries the volley but it curls just wide of the mark 

54' - Bale bares down on goal but his effort was just wide 

53' - JUST WIDE poor defending from Real as the ball comes to Savic but is just wide 

51' - Sad to see Carvajal in tears as he comes off for Danilo 

50' - Carvajal injured and it seems he will be coming off 

49' - Another free kick from Kroos..... but cleared by Atletico 

47' - How important will that miss be on the outcome of the game 

MISS GRIEZMANN CLATTERS THE CROSSBAR 

46' - Ball from Griezmann looks for Torres on the turn and is brought down by Pepe 

46' - PENALTY ATLETICO 

45' - Back underway at the San Siro with Real Madrid kicking off 

20:51 - sub for Atleti at the beginning of this half with Fernandez coming off in place of Carrasco 

20:50 - Players walking back towards the pitch ahead of the second period 

20:38 - Second-half coverage will come to you in a few minutes here on VAVEL 

20:37 - Beside the goal but sides have had decent opportunties with Casemiro and Griezmann having a dozen half-opportunties towards the break but it is ultimatley Ramos who has said the final say so far 

Advantage to the white half of Madrid with Ramos' header putting Real ahead despite the suspicion of offside 

HT - Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid 

45' - Just the one minute aded time here at the San Siro 

43' - Bale bundled over but Clattenburg has waved away his appeals 

42' - Ball to Griezmann turns towards goal but his effort was just wide Atleti starting to creep into the game 

41' - Little under five minutes until half-time here and it is looking likely that Real will go into the break ahead thanks to Ramos' effort 

38' - Another effort from Griezmann but rolls into the arms of Navas 

34' - Ball over the top to Griezmann from Gabi and his volley is well saved by Navas but flag is up for offside. Ten minutes until half time 

33' - Griezmann tries it but it is straight into the arms of Navas not really much for Atleti at the moment with little over ten minutes until half-time still 1-0 Real 

31'- Benzema shakes off Godin and gets ball in from the byline but Oblak gets a big hand to it and is eventually cleared 

30' - Ball in from Koke looks for Godin but it was easy for Navas to let it go behind 

29'- Ball into Griezmann looks to get back into area but blocked by Ramos 

26' - Ronaldo manages to get to the byline and get a ball in but his effort is easily collected by Oblak 

25' - Ball comes out to Juanfran but he mistimes the effort massivley and it flies over the crossbar 

24' - Ramos celebrating his goal which is currently the difference between the sides 

20' - Real are in cruise control here and seem comfortable here 1-0 Real 

16' - REAL HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD Kroos  free-kick is flicked on by Bale and Ramos is there to stick it between the legs of Oblak ADVANTAGE REAL 

15' - GOAL Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid  

10' - Another challenge as Carvajal goes in heavy and late on Griezmann and Simeone makes his feelings known and Carvajal picks up the first yellow of the game 

9' - Real have settled in well and Kroos tries a shot which is deflected it behind and the resulting corner comes to nothing 

8' - Torres pushed over by Ramos and another foul given away 

7' - Foul on Ronaldo in the middle from Juanfran 

6' - BIG CHANCE Bale free-kick finds Casemiro who looks to turn it in but Oblak produces a excellent save with his feet to keep out the effort 

5' - Gabi brings down Bale and Clattenburg whistles for the free-kick 

4' - First half chance as Koke tries the volley but dribbles into the arms of Navas 

3' - Torres makes his presence felt on Pepe early on think we are in for a hot contest 

2' - Ronaldo's ball into the area cleared by Godin 

1' - First foul of the contest from Koke looking to win the ball from Casemiro 

1' - We are underway! with Atletico kicking off the contest 

19:45 - Players out on the pitch and the classic music has begun GAME ON 

19:41 - The players are currently in the tunnel ready to go out onto the pitch 

19:38- Alicia Keys currently entertaining the crowd in the San Siro in the games opening ceremony minutes from kick-off here 

19:33 - A collective of Atletico Madrid players warming up on the San Siro pitch with a little over 10 minutes until kick-off 

19;27 - Cristiano Ronaldo training ahead of tonight's game with little over 15 minutes until kick-off in Italy 

There will be a Spanish winner of the Champions League/European Cup for the third consecutive season, the longest run for a single nation since English clubs won it six times in a row from 1977 to 1982.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the same amount of goals as the whole of the Atletico Madrid team in the Champions League this season (16) 

Real Madrid have reached the Champions League/European Cup final for the 14th time, more than any other team.

Real Madrid have kept 10 clean sheets (in 12 games) in the Champions League this season, which equals the record in the competition (Arsenal in 2005/06).

Atletico have won seven of their last 16 games against Real Madrid, in all competitions

19:15 - Just 30 minutes until kick-off with the players out on the pitch warming up so before kick off, here are some facts ahead of the game 

19:08 - This is not the frist time that these two sides havemet at this level having played eachother in the 2014 final with Real winning 4-1 and Diego Simeone will be looking t avoid a similar fate this time aorund 

19:07 - Ronaldo starts at the San Siro despite seemingly picking up an injury midweek but it is the starting XI that was pretty much expected with Dani Carvajal starting over Danilo at right-back the only major decision. 

Subs: Moya, Lucas, Gimenez, Tiago, Ferreira Carrasco, Thomas, Correa

19:06 - Atletico Madrid Starting XI: Oblak, Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Filipe Luis, Saul, Gabi, Augusto, Koke, Griezmann, Torres 

Subs: Casilla, Nacho, James Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez, Jese, Isco, Danilo 

19:05 - Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema

19:04 - The Champions League trophy out on the pitch ahead of kick-off 

19:03 - Team news for the 2016 Champions League final will follow shortly 

19:00 - 45 minutes until kick-off in Milan and the stage is set for what is expected to be a excellent game with the fierce city rivals ready to battle it out in the biggest game in club football 

18:45 - Hello everyone I am Danial Kennedy and welcome to VAVEL's coverage of the 2016 Champions League final between Real and Atletico Madrid 

It was Godin who gave the then underdogs the lead but was denied the victory by Sergio Ramos’ late header and goals in extra-time from Bale, Marcelo and Ronaldo gave then Carlo Ancelotti’s the victory.

However their most famous clash in the past few years was at the same stage of Europe’s elite competition two years ago when Real secured their tenth European title.

Above: Iker Casillas lifting the Champions League trophy after Real Madrid's 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in 2014 | Photo: Getty Images
Above: Iker Casillas lifting the Champions League trophy after Real Madrid's 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

That didn’t change this season with a 1-1 draw at the Vicente Calderon in October and a single goal from Griezmann back in February gave them the victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Since Atletico’s superior rise over the last few years have begun to match Real in terms of quality with just one defeat in their last ten matches with their city rivals in all competitions with five of those been victories.

Above; Antoine Griezmann celebrating his goal in Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win over Real Madrid in February | Photo: AFP / Getty Images
Above; Antoine Griezmann celebrating his goal in Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win over Real Madrid in February | Photo: AFP / Getty Images

Simeone will be boosted by having no significant injuries going into this game, there was concern over star defender Diego Godin who had a thigh problem but is fine to play in the Milan on Saturday.

Fans took a sharp intake of breath when footage showed talisman Ronaldo limping out of training in the week but he has insisted that he will be fit for this clash.

Zidane was dealt a big blow when it was announced that young defender Raphael Varane who suffered an injury in training will sit out of the fierce derby in Milan and has been replaced in France’s Euro 2016 squad by Sevilla’s Adil Rami. 

Above: Real Madrid's Raphael Varane will sit out of the game against Atletico Madrid with injury | Photo: Getty Images
Above: Real Madrid's Raphael Varane will sit out of the game against Atletico Madrid with injury | Photo: Getty Images

Despite goals from Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski, Griezmann popped up with the crucial goal at the Allianz arena to seal passage to their second Champions League final in three seasons.

The Champions League has where they have shined this season with their defensive style of play outwitting the likes of Barca and German giants Bayern Munich in the last four.

Above; Antoine Griezmann slotting past Manuel Neur in Atletico Madrid's 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich | Photo: Reuters
Above; Antoine Griezmann slotting past Manuel Neur in Atletico Madrid's 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich | Photo: Reuters

A surprise 2-1 defeat to Levante ended their chances but ended the season on a high with a routine 2-0 win over Celta De Vigo with goals from Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann saw them finish three points behind Enrique’s side.

Like their bitter city rivals, Atletico have had a good run of form recently with three defeats in their last 12 matches in all competitions and like Real were very much involved in the La Liga title right down to the wire.

Diego Simeone will be looking to seize this opportunity at the second time of asking and will be hoping that he can banish the demons of the 2014 final with a long-awaited victory on Saturday. 

Above: Atletico Madrid players celebrating one of their two goals in their win over Celta De Vigo | Photo: Goal.com
Above: Atletico Madrid players celebrating one of their two goals in their win over Celta De Vigo | Photo: Goal.com

There has been a big focus on Europe from Zidane and his side but have failed to really impress in the latter stages of the Champions League but have still managed to dispatch every team in their way. Manchester City were the latest victim with a single heavily-deflected goal from Gareth Bale in the second leg setting up this tie at the San Siro.

Above; Gareth Bale's deflected effort finding it's way past Joe Hart in Real Madrid's 1-0 win over Manchester City | Photo: Reuters
Above; Gareth Bale's deflected effort finding it's way past Joe Hart in Real Madrid's 1-0 win over Manchester City | Photo: Reuters

Madrid did their part with a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo gave them a simple 2-0 win over Deportivo but a Luis Suarez hat-trick for Luis Enrique’s side saw the Madrid outfit miss out on the title by just a point.

Real have improved massively since the arrival of Zidane and the departure of Rafael Benitez especially in the final leg of the season losing just one of their 12 matches and Barcelona’s minor demise sending the Spanish title right to the final day.

Having just missed out on the La Liga title on the final day of the season, club legend and manager Zinedine Zidane will be desperate to deliver Real Madrid’s 11th European Cup on Saturday night.

Above; Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating one of his two goals in the victory over Deportivo | Photo: Getty Images
Above; Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating one of his two goals in the victory over Deportivo | Photo: Getty Images

Hello everyone and welcome to VAVEL’s coverage of the 2016 Champions League final at the San Siro in Milan between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid