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Yannick Carrasco posts Instagram message

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The Champions League final must have been a bittersweet occasion for Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco.

With Atletico trailing by one goal to nil, Carrasco came off the bench to strike the most important goal of his career. 

It's safe to say that the 22-year-old's celebration will never be forgotten as he ran to his girlfriend and subsequently kissed her passionately. It was a truly remarkable moment and one that he will cherish forever. 


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Ultimately, though, he was on the losing side as Real Madrid secured Champions League silverware on penalties. 

It was heartbreaking stuff for Diego Simeone's side, who have now lost out to their Madrid rivals in two of the last three finals in Europe's elite competition. 

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Carrasco message 

But Atletico should take a great deal of pride away from their battling performance and their fans were a credit to them throughout. 

Minutes after the penalty shootout, a video of Juanfran - the only player to miss from the spot - went viral. Fans of the La Liga club emotionally chanted his name in a quite beautiful, yet emotional, moment.  

A number of Atletico players, including Juanfran, have since paid tribute to their adoring faithful and now Carrasco has posted a message on Instagram. 

Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final

The Belgium international posted a breathtaking video of Atletico fans chanting his name, while he also sent them a message. 

He stated: “More than a public, a family! Thanks to you we have made this journey. Thank you all!”

Simeone future

As it stands, of course, Atletico fans will be hoping to see manager Diego Simeone commit his future to the club. 

The Argentine coach admitted that he needed time to 'reflect', but Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague has insisted that he will remain as the club's manager ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 

"It all started in the press conference after the Champions League final when Simeone himself said he was going to think about what to do next," Balague told Sky Sports News HQ.

"He wasn't actually pointing at his future, not with those words, but certainly left a question mark.


"The club immediately said: 'he's just upset, that's all it is'. We have been planning the season for six months, the club said, and we want him to stay until 2020, which is the end of his contract.

"In the middle of that, of course, in the 2017/18 season, Atletico Madrid will move to a new stadium and they want him to be the coach there. But Simeone has not said a word since then, suggesting that there are problems."

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