Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid, won its 11th Champions League title

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane is thrown into the air by Real Madrid players and staff members after they won the UEFA Champions League final football match over Atletico Madrid at San Siro Stadium in Milan, on May 28, 2016. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane is thrown into the air by Real Madrid players and staff members after they won the UEFA Champions League final football match over Atletico Madrid at San Siro Stadium in Milan, on May 28, 2016. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN

Real Madrid has beat city rival, Atletico Madrid 5-3 on penalties in the Champions League final after drawing in the two halves of the match 1-1.

Securing a record 11th European Cup in Milan’s San Siro stadium on Saturday, the opener came after 15 minutes with defender Sergio Ramos putting Real 1-0 up.

Atletico struggled to break through Real’s defences in a rather dull first half, with 32-year-old striker Fernando Torres failing to complete a single pass.

And things continued to worsen early on in the second when Antoine Griezmann became the first player to miss a penalty in the Champions League final since Arjen Robben in 2012, after striking the crossbar.

But in the 79th minute, Belgian Yannick Carrasco scored a goal from close range to put Atletico back in the game after a delightful cross from Juanfran.

Neither side was able to score again in either the 90 minutes or the 30 minutes of extra-time, and the match went to penalties.

After successful spot-kicks for Real by Lucas Vazquez, Marcelo, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos; and for Atletico by Antoine Griezmann, Gabi and Saul, Juanfran’s penalty was saved by Navas before Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty giving them a 5-3 shoot-out victory.

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