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Watch: The Full Penalty Shootout From The Champions League Final

Watch: The Full Penalty Shootout From The Champions League Final
By Gavan Casey

Let's be honest - the Champions League final was a load of shite.

But amidst the imaginary card-waving, flagrant arse-chancery and an outstanding commitment to being a bit of a berk by Pepe, there was some actual football played. Yeah, no, I definitely saw the ball in play at least twice.

An offside goal by Sergio Ramos might leave a bitter taste on the red side of Madrid, but Yannick Carrasco's goal and subsequent smooch of his girlfriend at least fit the bill. Extra time was a bit of a non-event, and so to penalties we went.

But after four Real Madrid penalties, there had been no sign of a quiet, admittedly injury-hampered Cristiano Ronaldo.

As Ronnie Whelan said in RTÉ commentary...

And so with a swing of his right boot and a dramatic unfurling of his abdomen, Cristiano Ronaldo won Real Madrid's 11th Champion's League - the much-coveted 'Undécima', which we've literally just made up.

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Naturally, the 31-year-old Portuguese star received some flak for his celebration after a quiet final, but it's worth remembering he scored 16 Champions League goals this season. In fact, even if you took his four goals vs Malmo out of the equation, he'd still finish five clear of second place Robert Lewandowski.

Of course it could have been so different had Filipe Luís remained on the field of play for penalties, according to one RTÉ panellist.

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