¡La Undécima!: Real Madrid wins 2015-16 UEFA Champions League 5-3 on penalties

Monday, May 30, 2016

On Saturday, Spanish football club Real Madrid defeated their city rivals Atlético Madrid 5–3 in a penalty shootout decider in the UEFA Champions League final played at the San Siro stadium in Milan, as the match ended in a 1–1 draw after 120 minutes. This was Real’s eleventh European title — La Undécima. Ronaldo scored the winning penalty kick after Juanfran failed to find the net.

Just before the quarter-hour mark Juanfran brought down Gareth Bale and Real won a free kick. Sergio Ramos scored from Toni Kroos’s free kick in the 15th minute which gave Los Blancos an early lead. The first half ended 1–0.

In the beginning of the second half, Pepe brought down Fernando Torres in the penalty area and Atlético won a penalty kick. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas was booked after the decision, for delaying the penalty kick. Frenchman Antoine Griezmann was unable to score as he hit the crossbar with his penalty attempt. But Rojablancos equalised in the 79th minute as Carrasco scored from Juanfran’s cross, converting his shot into the top left corner. Just before the full-time whistle, Gabi and Sergio Ramos were booked.The match went to additional time after 1–1 draw at the end of full-time.

Danilo was shown a yellow card just three minutes after starting the additional time. And Pepe was the last player to be booked after committing a foul against Gabi.

In the penalty shootout, Lucas Vázquez, Marcelo, Bale and Ramos scored for Real Madrid. Grizemann, Gabi and Saúl scored for Rojablancos. Juanfran missed the spot kick, and Ronaldo scored the winning penalty which earned Real Madrid the title.

May 28, 201620:45 local time (1845 UTC)
Real Madrid 1–1 (aet)(5–3) (pen.) Atlético Madrid San Siro, Milan Attendance: 71,942 Referee: Mark Clattenburg, England
Sergio Ramos 15′, 90+3’Dani Carvajal 11’Keylor Navas 47’Casemiro 79’Danilo 93’Pepe 112′ Carrasco 79’Antoine Griezmann 48’Frenando Torres 61’Gabi 90+3′
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