Today’s Picture of the Day features the Real Madrid squad celebrating their tenth UEFA Champions League title after they defeated local rivals Atleico Madrid 4-1 in an intensely fought final that went to extra time. It seemed all over for Real Madrid after Diego Godín’s header gave Atletico Madrid the lead at 36 minutes. However a 93rd minute goal from Sergio Ramos and 3 extra time goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo ended a 12 year long wait for Real Madrid.
It was expected to be a tightly fought contest between the two Spanish sides. Real Madrid were chasing their record tenth European Championship while Atletico Madrid were looking to win their first UEFA Champions League title. Diego Godin gave Atletico the lead at 36 minutes after his header was miscalculated by Iker Casillas as he was left stranded. The dream of a tenth Champions League looked all over for Real Madrid until Sergio Ramos’ header in stoppage time silenced the Atletico fans and sent Madrid supporters into raptures as the game went in to extra-time. It was all Real Madrid in the second extra time as goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the historic La Decima dream.
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