Real Madrid triumphant again, at the expense of their city rivals.
Thanks for joining us- Stay tuned to Africanews on Canal plus 165 and online: www.africanews.com and on twitter
GOAL – Real Madrid 5-3 Atletico Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo and thats it Real Madrid are Champions of Europe for the 11th time.
_MISS – Real Madrid 4-3 Atletico Madrid
_GOAL – Real Madrid 4-3 Atletico Madrid
GOAL – Real Madrid 3-3 Atletico Madrid
GOAL – Real Madrid 3-2 Atletico Madrid
GOAL – Real Madrid 2-2 Atletico Madrid
GOAL – Real Madrid 2-1 Atletico Madrid
GOAL – Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid
GOAL – Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid
120 minutes The 2015/2016 UEFA Champions League Final would be decided through penalty kicks.
Mind you, Atletico have already missed one during the game but would Greizmann step up to take another?
TWO minutes of added time… Nervous?— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 28, 2016
115 minutes With 5 minutes to go, Africa’s only representative comes on for Atletico, Ghana’s Thomas Partey
106 minutes Second half of extra time underway, the same ding dong affair, can anyone win it?
105 minutes First half of extra time over, if the next 15 minutes is barren, we head into spot kicks
Did you know?
Both of Atleticos previous European Cup finals went to extra time – 1974 & 2014.
Third time lucky?
91 mins -Real kick starts the first part of extra time.
90 mins -Game ends, heads into extra time. Can Real repeat the feat of 12 months ago, or would Atletico get a revenge?
80 mins -Atletico equalize through Yannick Carasco with 10 minutes to go.
ATLETICO MADRID MISS PENALTY
48mins – Griezmann steps up but hits the crossbar from the penalty spot.
47mins – PENALTY! Pepe (Real Madrid) concedes a penalty for a foul on Torres (Atlético). Penalty to Atlético!
Madrid's big problem against Atleti is when they concede first. Scoring opener so important and the roles reversed somewhat here. #UCLfinal— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) May 28, 2016
The referee blows for half-time.
Real Madrid 1- 0 Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid are 4 minutes towards away from winning their 11th European Cup.
43mins – Atletico’s Griezmann misses the target. A spell of possession from Atlético as their fans roar them on and this will give them great encouragement.
Close for Atletico
35mins – Atletico’s Griezmann, who has had the season of his life, gets a shooting opportunity for the first time but is adjudged to be in an offside position.
This is not the final we wanted maybe?
Zambia Football Legend, Kalusha Bwalya not too happy with play.
For a— Kalusha Bwalya (KalushaPBwalya) May 28, 2016
ChampionsLeaguefinal it is quiet an open match
28mins – Lovely stuff from Real Madrid so far. Atletico going to choke again? thought of some fans on twitter.
The most delicate of touches from Bale does the trick for Real Madrids opener and as usual Sergio always there to make it count 👏🏻👏🏻👌⚽️👑🙄😂— Amanda toki Dlamini (@Amanda_Dlamini9) May 28, 2016
Hope this doesn't mean a Godin late equaliser in the 94th minute!— Kay Murray (@KayLMurray) May 28, 2016
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos – who scored the injury-time equaliser two years ago – scores in another Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.
15mins – GOAL!!! Sergio Ramos scores from Gareth Bale assist. Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico.
11mins – Carvajal (Real Madrid) is shown a yellow card. First yellow card of the night.
GREAT SAVE BY OBLAK
7mins – What a save by Oblak! A point-blank block denies Casemiro from a whipping Bale set-piece.
Mark Clattenburg taking charge of the big game
Who is he?
Mark Clattenburg is a Premier League referee who becomes only the sixth Englishman to officiate a European Cup final, with the last being Howard Webb in 2010.
He is former electrician who lives in Newcastle.
The Champions League theme done now time for the action.
We are underway!!
We are minutes away!
American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys getting us underway for what promises to be a great final.
The two teams warming up.
_ Finally we have it can they do it today? _
Atletico XI to face Real Madrid:
_ Our Sister station Euronews hard at work in Milan_
Inside the Real Madrid dressing room.
_ Our Sister station Euronews hard at work in Milan_
_ waiting on Diego Simeone’s team selection_
Here is how Atletico’s dressing room looks like.
_ Here we go Real Madrid line up is in_
_ Getting a feel of the stadium_
Atletico players getting a feel of the grass with a little over an hour before kick-off.
Spanish biggest daily Marca’s beautiful front cover
MARCA (@marca) May 28, 2016
Can he power Real to histroy tonight?
2 hours to go for the big kickoff
Atletico Madrid leaves team hotel for San Siro
Real Madrid readies to screen the game to fans at the Bernabéu
Real Madrid have reached the Champions League/European Cup final for the 14th time, more than any other team.
They have won 10 of those – also a record, including the last four (1998, 2000, 2002, 2014).
Atletico Madrid have reached the Champions League/European Cup final for the third time (1974, 2014, 2016). They have so far lost their previous two finals.
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.
Social Media not left out
Atletico Madrid are going for the hastag #NeverStopBelieving while Real Madrid are going for #APorLaUndecima hoping to win the title for the 11th time.
WHAT THE COACHES SAID
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: “I’ve been here as a player, and I’m happy to be here as a coach. The players have been phenomenal. This is the cherry on the cake.
“I don’t think so. I think it’s going to be a difficult game, but hard, aggressive? No. I think it’ll be extremely difficult, for sure, but we already know this and we’re prepared for it. We’ve had two weeks to prepare and now the players want the ball to start rolling.”
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone: I’m always looking forward, trying to find the best for each situation – if you think we’re superstitious, you under-estimate the work we’re carrying out. The beginning of the game will be very tense – very even. Casemiro allows them to regroup better if they lose the ball and maintain their offensive potential. Whoever wins the early battles in midfield will have an advantage – Madrid, with their technical qualities, might try to play more.
DID YOU KNOW?
Atletico Madrid and Ghana midfielder, Thomas Teye Partey could become 6th Ghanaian to win Uefa Champions League tonight after Abedi Ayew Pele-Olympic Marseille, Ibrahim Tanko-Dortmund, Samuel Osei Kufuor-Bayern Munich, Michael Essien-Chelsea, Sulley Muntari-Inter Milan.
Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann are vying to become the eighth Frenchman to score in a European Cup final after Marcel Desailly, Zinédine Zidane, Basile Boli, Michel Leblond, Michel Platini, Jean Templin and Michel Hidalgo.
Legends in town
Real Madrid Old Boys are in town to lend support. Francisco Gento, Amancio Amaro, Ral, Roberto Carlos and Predrag Mijatovic.
Real Madrid and Atlético to meet in second Champions League final in three seasons. Repeat of 2014 final, when Real Madrid came back to beat Atlético in extra time.
The UEFA media office confirmed that San Siro will host 1800 staff from Host Broadcaster Mediaset and other UCL broadcasters, 600 written press and non-right-holders, and 200 photographers and technicians. The match will be aired in more than 200 countries and will reach an estimated 350 million viewers worldwide, with an anticipated average live viewership of 150 million.
The focus at one venue
All eyes will be on Milan’s San Siro for the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final tonight.
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid face off to secure the most prestigious continental trophy in football, 2600 people will be working to bring the event to media platforms worldwide and provide fans with around the clock UCL final coverage._*
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
STAY HERE FOR MORE UPDATES ON THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL