Real Madrid claims Champions League title with win over Atletico in extra time

National Post | Sports

LISBON, Portugal — Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid’s resistance in extra time to win the Champions League final 4-1 on Saturday and finally deliver the club’s record 10th European title.

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Real struck three times in the second period of extra time, through Gareth Bale’s header in the 110th minute, Marcelo’s shot in the 118th and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty.

It was an unfairly lopsided score after Atletico was on the brink of victory in regulation time.

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Sergio Ramos’s headed goal equalized for Real in the third minute of stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes.

Diego Godin put Atletico ahead when his 35th-minute header looped into a Real goal left vacant by captain and veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas’s reckless rush out.

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