The Sports Saturday Thread #3/UEFA Champions League Final Thread #3 For 5/24/14: Dramatic End Sees Real Reach La Decima (Final Version)

Fulltime (ET): Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid 

Sergio Ramos' heroics, and a tried Atletico side, spelled the difference as Real Madrid received their long coveted 10th European Cup title. 

Full review to come in other outlets, but for now, the pictures and celebration take all the headlines. 

It's been another wonderful season in UEFA Champions League play, as Real Madrid now extend their most continental cup championships lead over AC Milan to 3 as the great Italian club have 7.

Take care and so long to the UEFA Champions League for this season, until it all starts again in August.

(Enjoy all the prematch and midmatch stuff below):

Halftime: 'Baked Iker" Mistake Leads To Godin Giving Atletico The 1-0 Lead 

Gareth Bale's agony face was less painful for Madrid than the one Iker Casillas's face featured after allowing this. 

Really for Madrid, Ronaldo has to come back further up instead of waiting for Di Maria, Modric, and Benzema to create for him. Bale is doing a little better job at not being isolated. Also, Di Maria has to be wary of JuanFran getting forward like he wants to, as his presence doing that grew as the half progressed.  

For Atletico, nothing much you want to change other than Tiago making sure that he makes secure passes from deep towards his right and NOT to his left, as he poorly did in giving Bale the chance he should have finished. Garcia and David Villa grew at the end of the half. 

Final Pregame and Walkthru Version 

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Come back for halftime highlights, halftime analysis, and the dramatic post game recap.

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