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Ronaldo had a night to forget for the first 90.

All the key stats you need to know from the Champions League final

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Real Madrid were crowned Champions League winners after claiming a 5-3 victory on penalties in Milan this evening.

The game ultimately hinged on a miss in the shootout from Atletico's Juanfran, leaving Cristiano Ronaldo to slot home the winning spot-kick, to kickstart wild celebrations from the Real Madrid bench.

Earlier on, Sergio Ramos gave Real Madrid the lead in the first half in controversial circumstances. 

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The Spanish defender flicked home from close-range after Gareth Bale had nodded on Toni Kroos cross - and replays suggested that Ramos was offside.

Atletico Madrid came out much the better side in the second half but looked doomed to lose their second final against Real in two years when Antoine Griezmann hit the crossbar with a penalty after Pepe had fouled Fernando Torres in the box.

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Fortunately, the Frenchman's blushes were saved late on when Juanfruan teed up Yannick Carrasco with 79 minutes on the clock to slot home and send the game into extra time. The late goal was made all the more miraculous by the fact that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both missed close-range efforts just moments before to put the game to bed.

Real Madrid had earlier lost defender Dani Carvajal to injury. The Spaniard, who was replaced by Danilo, left the field in tears.

Both teams were understandably cagey during extra-time when fatigue started to take hold, and it was no surprise to see the game end up being decided on penalties.

At the end of the game it was Real who emerged as winners - and you can check out the key stats as well as our nominee for man of the match below. All stats courtesy of WhoScored.

MOTM:

Jan Oblak, Atletico Madrid

Penalties (5-3)

AM - Scored: Griezmann, Gabi, Saul, Missed: Juanfruan

RM - Scored: Vasquez, Marcelo, Bale, Ramos, Ronaldo

Possession:

AM: 49% - RM: 51%

Shots:

AM: 17 - RM: 20

Shots on goal:

AM: 4 - RM: 8

Pass Success Rate:

AM: 83% - RM: 85%

Cards:

AM: 2 - RM: 4

Corners:

AM: 6 - RM: 5

Tackles:

AM: 25 - RM: 22

Magic moment: When Yannick Carrasco wheeled away to celebrate his late equaliser with his girlfriend. Wonderful scenes.

Night to forget for: Cristiano Ronaldo - the stage was set for the Portuguese superstar but it just didn't happen for him. Failed to become the first player to score in three separate Champions League finals.

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Topics:
Gareth Bale
UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid
Football
Fernando Torres
Cristiano Ronaldo

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