Marcelo scores as Real Madrid achieve historic la décima victory with Champions League final win
Real Madrid were finally able to celebrate the historic la décima triumph yesterday evening as they defeated Atlético Madrid 4-1 in a breathtaking Champions League final.
Los Rojiblancos were just minutes away from spoiling the party for Real Madrid and capping a historic season with a European cup win, however their hearts were broken when Sergio Ramos headed an injury time equaliser.
Three more goals followed in extra time, including a rare strike from Brazilian Marcelo whose substitution was credited as one of the key turning points in the game.
The 26-year-old was introduced early in the second half with Atlético leading 1-0 and performed excellently throughout the rest of the match.
He came close to scoring late in normal time before he was able to stamp his mark on the game with Real Madrid’s third goal in the 28th minute of extra time after a surging run.
The 26-year-old was visibly emotional after his goal and held up his shirt to the crowd.
It meant Marcelo came out on top against various Brazilians on the Lisbon pitch as in Atlético’s starting team was Filipe Luís and João Miranda, while Diego Ribas was on the bench.
At full time only one Brazilian was able to celebrate and Marcelo will now hope to pick up more silverware during July with Brazil.