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Francesco Totti has signed a one-year contract extension to take his Roma career into a 25th season; Paolo Menicucci explains what makes the forward, 39, the Giallorossi’s ‘King of Rome’.
UEFA.com digs deep to unearth some lesser-known facts about new Manchester City signing İlkay Gündoğan. What did we find? He likes an afternoon nap, for a start …
Real Madrid have only just finished their trophy parade but there is less than a month until the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League begins, with the final at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
“Thank you for all the love you have shown,” Sergio Ramos told a crowd of thousands as UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid returned from Milan to a rousing welcome.
Five UEFA Champions League final wins out of five have edged Real Madrid in front of Barcelona as the giants of the UEFA Champions League era; Mike Hammond devours the stats.
Alicia Keys, Vincent Kompany, Carlo Ancelotti and Iker Casillas were among who took to social media to enjoy last night’s decider; UEFA.com scrolls back.
After converting Real Madrid’s decisive penalty, Cristiano Ronaldo said: “I had the feeling I would score the winning goal – I told Zidane to leave me to last and it went well.”
Real Madrid’s Zinédine Zidane has become the seventh man to win the European Cup as a player and a coach; UEFA.com examines the six who have already done it.
Sergio Ramos said Milan “will have a special place in my heart” after lifting the trophy in his first season as Real Madrid captain, while Gareth Bale was almost lost for words.
Zinédine Zidane has joined José Villalonga, Miguel Muñoz, Tony Barton, Guus Hiddink, Joe Fagan, Vicente del Bosque and Josep Guardiola in winning the top prize in his first season as a coach.
Antoine Griezmann, whose own missed penalty was “such a shame”, believes Atlético Madrid will “learn and come back stronger” despite the pain of defeat in Milan.
“I’m happy because I’ve been part of this great club for a long time,” said Real Madrid’s Zinédine Zidane after a shoot-out win against Atlético Madrid that “could easily have gone the other way”.
Our panel of host Rob Daly, Andy Brassell and Adam Summerton reflect on the UEFA Champions League final as Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid on penalties and review the season in our podcast.
Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (Real Madrid win 5-3 on pens)The Merengues recorded their 11th European Cup win and second against Atlético, Cristiano Ronaldo converting the decisive spot kick.
Real Madrid strengthened their position as the European Cup’s dominant force with their 11th victory in the competition – and are the first to five UEFA Champions League wins.
Thanks to Real Madrid’s victory against Atlético Madrid at San Siro, the Spanish capital took two European Cup records and an overall UEFA competition best off Milan.