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Madrid eye more trophies

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Madrid eye more trophiesMadrid eye more trophiesAs celebrations go on into the night, Real Madrid fans are already looking ahead to the chance to win more trophies next season.


As Champions League winner, Madrid will play in the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA's Club World Cup.

The European season-opener will take Madrid to Trondheim, Norway on Aug. 9 to play Europa League winner Sevilla.

In December, Madrid will represent Europe in Japan where the Club World Cup brings together the champions of FIFA's six continental confederations plus the host nation's league winner.

11.55 p.m.

Silver confetti is floating in the air above the San Siro pitch after raining down on the Real Madrid players as they lifted the Champions League trophy.

"Penalties are always a lottery," said Cristiano Ronaldo on BT Sport, shortly after scoring the winning penalty. "You never know what's going to happen.

"But we showed that our team has more experience and we scored all the penalties. It was unbelievable. A fantastic night."

The players are now posing for pictures with their children and the trophy in the center circle.

Heartbroken Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres stood on the sidelines gazing at his team's fans, with tears streaming down his face.

The Madrid end of San Siro is still full of white shirts, while the Atletico end is swiftly emptying out.

11.35 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo converts the final penalty to hand Real Madrid an 11th title.

Both teams had scored their opening three penalties and Real Madrid was leading 4-3 on spotkicks when Juanfran's effort hit the left post.

Ronaldo, who had done little of note all night, stepped up in front of his team's fans and fired home a powerful penalty to secure his team the trophy.

11.23 p.m.

The Champions League final is heading to penalties after both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid failed to score in extra time.

Both sets of players were clearly tired during the additional 30 minutes and struggled to carve out opportunities.

Cristiano Ronaldo had the best chance of the extra period, four minutes after the restart, with a header which came off his leg and looped into the arms of a grateful Jan Oblak.

10.42 p.m.

The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid is going into extra time after another late equalizer was scored between the two clubs.

Yannick Carrasco's 79th minute leveler for Atletico cancelled out Sergio Ramos' opener.

In the final in 2014, Ramos' stoppage-time equalizer meant an added 30 minutes in the match. Real Madrid went on to win 4-1.

10.28 p.m.

Once again a Champions League final between the two teams could be heading into extra time as Atletico equalizes with 11 minutes remaining.

Halftime substitute Yannick Carrasco turned home Juanfran's cross from close range to send the Atletico fans wild.

Real Madrid could have killed off the match moments earlier as Gareth Bale's effort was cleared off the line, moments after Cristiano Ronaldo had two attempts saved.

Karim Benzema was also denied by Jan Oblak, with Ronaldo unmarked in the center of the penalty area.

10.15 p.m.

Nearly 60,000 Real Madrid fans are in their home stadium in the Spanish capital watching their team play in the Champions League final.

Despite steady rain during most of the match, fans packed much of the 81,000-capacity stadium to watch the final against crosstown rival Atletico Madrid.

Four huge video screens were placed at midfield so fans could get an up-close view of the game in Milan.

Before the match started at the San Siro, the crowd in Spain sang the team's anthem and loudly chanted as each player's name appeared on the big screens.

The club said the exact attendance would be announced later Saturday.

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