Real Madrid takes Champions in shootout
MILAN — Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty in a shootout to give Real Madrid the victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final, which finished 1-1 after extra time on Saturday.
Ronaldo sent Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak the wrong way from the penalty spot, sealing a 5-3 shootout win, then stripped off his shirt to celebrate with Madrid fans behind the goal.
Ronaldo's spot-kick was decisive after Atletico defender Juanfran struck the post with his team's fourth kick.
Real Madrid's record-extending 11th European title also denied its city rival the most coveted trophy in club soccer for the second time in three years.
Atletico was left with bitter memories of its third loss in a European Cup or Champions League final.
Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane became just the seventh man to both coach and play for European champion teams.
Just like the 2014 final, a Madrid derby finished 1-1 after 90 minutes. This time, it was Real Madrid instead of Atletico in the role of longtime leader giving up a late equalizer.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, who struck in stoppage time two years ago, showed a forward's hunger to score in the 15th by forcing the ball past Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak from close range.
Atletico substitute Yannick Carrasco showed the same desire to level in the 79th, outmuscling Lucas Vazquez to shoot Juanfran's pass across goal high into the net.