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Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid rewarded for sacrifice
by Paul Kennedy, May 24th, 2014 6:51PM

TAGS:  real madrid, spain, uefa champions league


[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Real Madrid rallied from 1-0 down with the equalizer in stoppage time and scored three times in the second overtime period to beat Atletico Madrid, 4-1, in the UEFA Champions League final for its record 10 European title.

Uruguayan Diego Godin, whose goal was decisive in Atletico's title clincher against Barcelona a week earlier, put Atletico in the 36th minute, and the goal stood up until the third minute of stoppage time when Sergio Ramos scored on a header that gave Real Madrid new life.

Atletico never looked it could hold on after that and Gareth Bale put Real Madrid ahead on a header off a rebound after Angel Maria broke through a tired Atleti defense. Sub Marcelo broke down the middle and added a third goal before Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot.

The title was Real Madrid's first since 2002. "It is a reward for all the sacrifice and the fight we have shown over the years," said Sergio Ramos.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti won European titles twice as a player and coach with AC Milan and is just the second coach after Liverpool's Bob Paisley to win the title three times.

1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: May 25, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.
    The real story is that Atletico's team shape and commitment held off Real and frustrated CR7 for 93'and thanks to the soccer gods, Ramos headed a magical equalizer in extra time. At the end of the day, DiMaria was the man of the match; nothing else matters.

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