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Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid 4-1 to win 10th UEFA Champions League Football title

May 26, 2014 17:17 IST

Real Madrid on 24 May 2014 defeated Atletico Madrid 4-1 at Lisbon to win their 10th UEFA Champions League Football title and first since 2002.

The highlight of the match was that all the three winning goals by Real Madrid was done in the extra-time play after the match was tied 1-1 in the 90-minutes play. The three goals in the extra-time on part of Real Madrid were done by Gareth Bale, Marcelo goal, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was Madrid's fourth win in as many finals and came in the club's 200th match in the competition – a landmark previously reached by only one club, Manchester United.


The 4-1 score line was the second biggest win in a UEFA Champions League final after AC Milan's 4-0 victory over FC Barcelona in 1994.

Real Madrid's victory was not only a record tenth triumph in the European Cup but also a record fourth in the UEFA Champions League era, placing them one ahead of Milan and Barcelona.

The win also meant that Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti became the second coach to win the European Cup three times after Bob Paisley who led Liverpool to glory in 1977, 1978 and 1981.

About UEFA Champions League
• The UEFA Champions League is the Europe’s premier club football tournament organized by UEFA. It was launched one month after UEFA's first Congress, held in Vienna on 2 March 1955.
• Real Madrid, Milan and FC Barcelona have been the most successful sides in the UEFA Champions League, winning the competition three times.
• Madrid are also the most successful side overall with nine triumphs, followed by seven for Milan, five for Liverpool and Bayern, four for Ajax and Barcelona.
• In 2013, the Champions League title was won by Bayern Munich for the fifth time.

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