The inevitabilities that led to Real Madrid winning the Champions League (again) – Football Article

Sometimes life is intensely predictable. This was one of those times. (Real Madrid/Twitter) For the first time ever, the Champions League has been won by the same team two seasons in a row and, of course, it was Real Madrid that did it. What looked to be an evenly matched final at the start turned into a merciless drubbing as Real beat Juventus 4–1, topping Barcelona’s 3–1 win over Juve in the 2015 final in the process. Now, Real Madrid have…

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If it continued… (Juventus v Real Madrid) – Howler Magazine – Medium – Football Article

What would’ve happened if the Champions League final didn’t stop when it did (Real Madrid/Twitter) Real Madrid became the first club to win 12 European Cups and win the Champions League in consecutive seasons, and they did it in convincing fashion, beating Juventus 4–1. The Italian side got off to a solid start and even produced a spectacular equalizer from Mario Mandzukic after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first of his two goals. But shortly after the hour mark, Real Madrid scored…

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Antoine Griezmann plainly avoids congratulating Champions League winner Raphael Varane with rest of… – Football Article

Club rivalries hilariously bleed into national team activities It’s often asserted that when national teams convene, club rivalries are put aside. Antoine Griezmann isn’t having that, though. When Raphael Varane joined France’s training camp late after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, his teammates and coaches warmly greeted him, offering their congratulations on his accomplishment. As this was happening, Griezmann—who recently reaffirmed his commitment to Atletico Madrid, Real’s local rival and the club they eliminated in the Champions League…

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