Sergio Ramos gives Real Madrid the lead in the Champions League final

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Sergio Ramos must love playing in a Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.

Two years ago, he scored an injury-time equaliser for Los Blancos to take the match into extra-time - which they eventually won 4-1.

This year, he gave his side the lead against the same opposition in Milan.


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Zinedine Zidane’s team had started the match well and were unlucky not to score inside seven minutes when Jan Oblak made a terrific save after Casemiro turned a wicked Gareth Bale free-kick goalbound.

But nine minutes later he was picking the ball out of his net.

Toni Kroos whipped in a free-kick from the left which was headed on by Gareth Bale. Ramos, who appeared to be standing in an offside position as the Welshman touched it, prodded the ball home before wheeling away to celebrate.

The video below suggests that the Spaniard may have just strayed offside.

It was hardly a goal worthy of a Champions League final but Ramos and everyone associated with Madrid won’t care about that. A first-half goal would have been exactly what Zidane would have been praying for.

Diego Simeone’s side are notoriously hard to break down and the longer a match goes on, the more confident they become.

Now, they will have to change their gameplan and take more risks in order to equalise against their city rivals.

But with the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Saul Niguez and Fernando Torres, they know they have the ability to turn this game around in the second-half.

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