Real Madrid Champions League Title in the News of the Week

  • The new 'King of Europe'
    1/13 In a busy week, Real Madrid won their eleventh Champions League, while Manchester United announced Jose Mourinho as their new coach.
  • Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (AET, 5-3 pens)
    2/13 Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (AET, 5-3 pens): Ronaldo settles dramatic shoot-out: Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final for the second time in three years as they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Milan. Real were much the better team in the first half and took the lead through Sergio Ramos, but substitute Yannick Carrasco's strike from inside the six-yard box with 11 minutes remaining sent the game to extra-time. After 120 minutes of action ended in a 1-1 draw, Atletico's Juanfran was the unfortunate man to miss, allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to slot home the decisive spot-kick as Real won 5-3 on penalties.
  • Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (AET, 5-3 pens)
    3/13 Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (AET, 5-3 pens): Ronaldo settles dramatic shoot-out: Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final for the second time in three years as they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Milan. Real were much the better team in the first half and took the lead through Sergio Ramos, but substitute Yannick Carrasco's strike from inside the six-yard box with 11 minutes remaining sent the game to extra-time. After 120 minutes of action ended in a 1-1 draw, Atletico's Juanfran was the unfortunate man to miss, allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to slot home the decisive spot-kick as Real won 5-3 on penalties.
  • Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (AET, 5-3 pens)
    4/13 Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (AET, 5-3 pens): Ronaldo settles dramatic shoot-out: Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final for the second time in three years as they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Milan. Real were much the better team in the first half and took the lead through Sergio Ramos, but substitute Yannick Carrasco's strike from inside the six-yard box with 11 minutes remaining sent the game to extra-time. After 120 minutes of action ended in a 1-1 draw, Atletico's Juanfran was the unfortunate man to miss, allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to slot home the decisive spot-kick as Real won 5-3 on penalties.
  • Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (AET, 5-3 pens)
    5/13 Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (AET, 5-3 pens): Ronaldo settles dramatic shoot-out: Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final for the second time in three years as they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Milan. Real were much the better team in the first half and took the lead through Sergio Ramos, but substitute Yannick Carrasco's strike from inside the six-yard box with 11 minutes remaining sent the game to extra-time. After 120 minutes of action ended in a 1-1 draw, Atletico's Juanfran was the unfortunate man to miss, allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to slot home the decisive spot-kick as Real won 5-3 on penalties.
  • Mourinho appointed Manchester United manager
    6/13 Mourinho appointed Manchester United manager: Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager of Manchester United, the club has confirmed. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss has been handed a three-year deal at Old Trafford. The 53-year-old replaces Louis van Gaal, who was sacked despite leading the club to their first FA Cup win in 12 years at the weekend. Announcing the appointment, Ed Woodward said: “José is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here. “I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the Club forward.”
  • Mourinho appointed Manchester United manager
    7/13 Mourinho appointed Manchester United manager: Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager of Manchester United, the club has confirmed. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss has been handed a three-year deal at Old Trafford. The 53-year-old replaces Louis van Gaal, who was sacked despite leading the club to their first FA Cup win in 12 years at the weekend. Announcing the appointment, Ed Woodward said: “José is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here. “I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the Club forward.”
  • Diame fires Tigers back to Premier League
    8/13 Diame fires Tigers back to Premier League: Hull City sealed an instant return to the Premier League as Mohamed Diame's superb strike secured a 1-0 Championship play-off final victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Steve Bruce's men wrapped up a money-spinning spot back in the top flight a year on from the pain of relegation after a dominant display at Wembley. Having been denied time and again by inspired Owls goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, it took a 20-yard curler from Diame to settle matters 18 minutes from time in an entertaining Yorkshire derby.
  • Alaves secure La Liga Promotion
    9/13 Alaves secure La Liga Promotion: Manu Garcia and Raul Garcia scored the goals as Alaves beat Numancia 2-0 to secure promotion from Spain's Segunda Division. The Basque club will play La Liga football for the first time in 10 years next season. Alaves were two goals to the good at half-time to put the Estadio de Mendizorroza in party mood.
  • Vincenzo Nibali wins 2016 Giro d'Italia
    10/13 Vincenzo Nibali wins 2016 Giro d'Italia: The Italian Maglia Rosa favourite, Vincenzo Nibali, who enjoyed a leisurely ride into Torino after an incredible fight-back over the previous two stages to claim the first grand tour of the year. The Giro was an exclusively Latin podium with Nibali, Colombian Esteban Chaves and Spanish Alejandro Valverde. The honor roll was completed by Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo), who won the red jersey for points, Bob Jungels (Etixx-QuickStep), who won the white one as the best young rider, and the Spanish Mikel Nieve (Sky), with the blue one as the king of the mountain.
  • Tom Sykes seals eighth consecutive win at Donington in WorldSBK
    11/13 Tom Sykes seals eighth consecutive win at Donington in WorldSBK: An incredible start for the Kawasaki Racing Team pairing of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea saw the two Brits escape at the front of the race, beginning a more than twenty lap tussle that eventually saw Sykes earn an eighth victory at the Derbyshire track. Reigning Champion Rea crossed the line in P2 to take another podium and keep his incredible haul of points for the title increasing, and Ducati’s Chaz Davies found redemption after a tricky Race 1 in which the Welshman suffered two crashes, completing the podium in third. In the Race 1, Tom Sykes also took victory. Ducati’s Davide Giugliano came home in P2 and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea completed the podium in third in a drama filled race.
  • Red Bull error gifts Hamilton epic Monaco win
    12/13 Red Bull error gifts Hamilton epic Monaco win: Lewis Hamilton took at superb victory in changeable conditions on the streets of Monaco ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, who had to settle for second place after a difficult pit stop allowed the Mercedes to jump the Red Bull driver.This is Hamilton's second win on the streets of the Principality after his win in 2008, but after a disappointing start to the season, this victory will move him in touching distance of teammate Nico Rosberg.
  • Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open with wrist injury
    13/13 Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open with wrist injury: Finally, nine-times French Open champion Rafael Nadal unexpectedly pulled out of the French Open because of a left wrist injury."I have a problem with my wrist... yesterday I played with an injection, I could play but yesterday night I started to feel more and more pain," the Spanish left-hander told reporters in a hurriedly arranged news conference at Roland Garros. "Today I felt I could not move my wrist," added the dejected Spaniard.

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