28
May

Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t celebrate Sergio Ramos’ epic goal in UCL final

Cristiano Ronaldo is the best soccer player in the world today. That’s not even up for debate at the moment.

But for all his incredible talent, Ronaldo still hasn’t learned how to appreciate someone else’s. The Champions League final provided us with the latest - and by far strongest - piece of evidence:

Judging from Ronaldo’s reaction, you would’ve thought Sergio Ramos’ dramatic equalizer in stoppage time of (again) the Champions League final was actually a meaningless goal scored in the preseason.

Come! On!

Not even a quick stroll over to the corner flag to give Ramos a pat on the back for saving his the day?

Of course, Ronaldo couldn’t wait to rip his shirt off and go into a full-body flex as if he was running for Mr. Olympia after scoring on a penalty kick in the final seconds of extra time, when Real had already put the game to bed:

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Ronaldo, you are the best. But would it kill you to not be such a blatant egomaniac?

26
May

Luka Modric cuts his flowing locks after winning Champions League

Aside from starring in Real Madrid’s midfield, Luka Modric is perhaps best known for his bouncing, flowing locks. He’s been rocking the “long hair, don’t care” look for as long as we can remember, and it suits him quite well:

imageModric in 2006, hair still intact. (Image: Getty)

But no one realized just how much his hair ‘made’ his look until he went and chopped it all off!

No. Just, no Luka. This was a mistake. Take it back. Take it back!

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Yes, that is a grown adult next to Arbeloa. (Image: Modric’s Facebook)

What in the world led Modric to undergo this appalling transformation?

Apparently, the Croatia star had promised Real teammate Arvalo Arbeloa that he would get a new hairstyle if they won the Champions League. He didn’t wait long to make good on that promise, chopping his hair off the day after Real won the coveted trophy.

You would think that the man who also cuts Cristiano Ronaldo’s hair could’ve given Modric a better look! Let’s just hope his hair grows quickly.

26
May

Fan at Bernabeu viewing party captures reaction to Sergio Ramos’ goal

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Thank you, Internet!

Sergio Ramos’ dramatic late equalizer in the Champions League final has been replayed countless of times by now, but you haven’t seen it like this. Footage of that moment has emerged from Real Madrid’s official viewing party at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and it is truly EPIC.

Watch 85,000+ explode all at once:

Strangely, we haven’t been able to locate any footage of the same moment from the Vicente Calderon viewing party, but we imagine it would look something like this:

(h/t reddit)

24
May

The 2014 Champions League final: A visual timeline

The location was the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, and the occasion was the first UEFA Champions League final played between two teams from the same city: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

Thousands of fans who couldn’t score a ticket to Lisbon watched from their respective home stadiums in Madrid. And since Real’s Bernabeu and Atletico’s Vicente Calderon are located just five miles from one another, they probably could hear each others’ chants as if they were at the game:

Okay, on to the match.

It started out, well, strange. Diego Costa, Atletico’s hobbled star striker, was subbed off after just nine minutes. And no, nobody could figure out why he started in the first place.

imageThe third-fastest substitution in European Cup final history (Getty Image).

It didn’t seem to matter, at least at first. 

Diego Godin — who scored last weekend’s winner against Barcelona to clinch the La Liga title — struck again to give Atletico a 1-0 lead before halftime, profiting from Iker Casillas’ huge error:

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It would stay 1-0 for what seemed like an eternity to Real Madrid fans. The 90th minute passed, the game was in stoppage time, and Atletico could already taste their first ever Champions League triumph.

But then, with only 120 seconds left on the clock, Sergio Ramos did THIS:

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BOOM! You should probably listen to Gus Johnson’s incredible call for that goal. Pure madness:

Real were level, Atletico were denied the trophy at the death, and Casillas, the man responsible for the first goal, was easily the happiest man on the field:

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We were going to extra time, and we needed a hero.

That’s when Gareth Bale paid back every single penny from his $130 million transfer from Spurs last summer:

Gus Johnson, once again, you are the greatest.

Watch the goal again, and again… and a few more times:

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It was the first goal ever scored in extra time of a final in the Champions League era. And it wouldn’t be the last.

Suddenly in the mood, Real went on to score twice more — one being a Ronaldo penalty kick — to put the game under wraps. More importantly, this gave Ronaldo a chance to remove his shirt:

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And with that full-body flex, Real Madrid were crowned Champions of Europe:

The celebrations spilled over to the media conference room, where Carlo Ancelotti was ambushed by a pack of his rowdy players:

Of course, in Madrid the party was just getting started as well:

Though not everyone in the Spanish capital was probably in the mood:

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Ah yes, euphoria and heartbreak - the two inherent components to every final. See you next season, Champions League.