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2014 UEFA Champions League Final
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After extra time
Event2013–14 UEFA Champions League
Date24 May 2014
VenueEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
UEFA Man of the MatchÁngel di María (Real Madrid)
Fans' Man of the MatchSergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
RefereeBjörn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Attendance60,976
WeatherPartly cloudy
17 °C (63 °F)
51% humidity
2013
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The 2014 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, the 59th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 22nd season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

The match took place on Saturday, 24 May 2014, at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, between Spanish sides Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. It was the fifth tournament final to feature two teams from the same association, the second all-Spanish final and the first between teams from the same city. Real Madrid won the match 4–1 after extra time, with goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo following a 93rd-minute header by Sergio Ramos, which cancelled out Diego Godín's first-half goal. In doing so, Real Madrid secured a record 10th title in the competition, 12 years after their ninth victory.

As the winners, Real Madrid will play against Sevilla, the winners of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League, in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup, and also enter the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup as the UEFA representative.

Venue

The Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, was chosen as the venue of the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final at a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on 20 March 2012.

The home stadium of Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica since 2003, it was rebuilt to host five matches of UEFA Euro 2004, including the final. Before its demolition in 2003, to make way for the new 65,000-capacity ground, the original Estádio da Luz hosted the 1992 European Cup Winners' Cup Final, where Werder Bremen beat AS Monaco 2–0, and the second leg of the 1983 UEFA Cup Final, where Anderlecht secured a 1–1 draw with Benfica to lift the trophy.

The last time the European Cup final was played in Lisbon was in 1967, when Scottish side Celtic beat Internazionale of Italy 2–1 at the Estádio Nacional. The Portuguese capital also hosted the 2005 UEFA Cup Final at the Estádio José Alvalade, home of Benfica's local rivals and finalists Sporting CP, who lost 3–1 to CSKA Moscow.

Background

This was the first final in the history of the competition to be disputed by two teams from the same city. It was also the second all-Spanish final, after the 2000 final between Real Madrid and Valencia, and the fifth final between teams from the same country, the others being 2003 (Italy), 2008 (England), and 2013 (Germany).

Real Madrid reached a record 13th final after a 5–0 aggregate win against defending champions Bayern Munich, making it the first time the club had reached the final since they won their record ninth title in 2002. Previously they won finals in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, and 2002, and lost in 1962, 1964, and 1981. This was also their 17th final in all UEFA club competitions, having also played in two Cup Winners' Cup finals (losing in 1971 and 1983) and two UEFA Cup finals (winning in 1985 and 1986). It was the fourth Champions League final for their current coach Carlo Ancelotti, who previously coached Milan to victories in 2003 and 2007 and defeat in 2005, equalling the record shared by Alex Ferguson, and Miguel Muñoz. He joined Bob Paisley as the only manager to have won three titles, and also became the fifth manager to win titles with two different clubs, after Ernst Happel, Ottmar Hitzfeld, José Mourinho, and Jupp Heynckes.

Atlético Madrid, who a week earlier had won their first La Liga title since 1996, reached their second European Cup final, 40 years after their first, after defeating 2012 champions Chelsea 3–1 on aggregate. This is the longest wait between finals, eclipsing the 38-year wait by Internazionale (1972–2010). Atlético Madrid's only previous European Cup final in 1974 ended in defeat to Bayern Munich after a replay. Atlético Madrid have also played in three Cup Winners' Cup finals (winning in 1962, and losing in 1963 and 1986) and two Europa League finals (winning in 2010 and 2012), with their most recent Europa League triumph in 2012 led by current coach Diego Simeone. He had the chance to join fellow Argentinians Luis Carniglia and Helenio Herrera as the only non-European coaches to win the European Cup/Champions League. If they had won the Champions League, they would have joined Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea as clubs to have won the three main European club competitions.

The only previous Madrid derby matches in European competitions were in the 1958–59 European Cup semi-finals, where Real Madrid defeated Atlético Madrid 2–1 in a replay, after a 2–2 aggregate draw. In the 2013–14 season, Atlético Madrid defeated Real Madrid 1–0 away and drew 2–2 at home in La Liga, while Real Madrid eliminated Atlético Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-finals, winning 3–0 at home and 2–0 away.

Road to the final

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Flag of Spain Real Madrid Round Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Flag of Turkey Galatasaray 6–1 (A) Matchday 1 Flag of Russia Good One Zenit Saint Petersburg 3–1 (H)
Flag of Denmark Copenhagen 4–0 (H) Matchday 2 Flag of Portugal Porto 2–1 (A)
Flag of Italy Juventus 2–1 (H) Matchday 3 Flag of Austria Austria Wien 3–0 (A)
Flag of Italy Juventus 2–2 (A) Matchday 4 Flag of Austria Austria Wien 4–0 (H)
Flag of Turkey Galatasaray 4–1 (H) Matchday 5 Flag of Russia Good One Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–1 (A)
Flag of Denmark Copenhagen 2–0 (A) Matchday 6 Flag of Portugal Porto 2–0 (H)
Group B winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 6510205+1516
Flag of Turkey Galatasaray 6213814−67
Flag of Italy Juventus 61329906
Flag of Denmark Copenhagen 6114413−94
Final standings Group G winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid 6510153+1216
Flag of Russia Good One Zenit Saint Petersburg 613259−46
Flag of Portugal Porto 612347−35
Flag of Austria Austria Wien 6123510−55
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Germany Schalke 04 9–2 6–1 (A) 3–1 (H) Round of 16 Flag of Italy Milan 5–1 1–0 (A) 4–1 (H)
Germany Borussia Dortmund 3–2 3–0 (H) 0–2 (A) Quarter-finals Flag of Spain Barcelona 2–1 1–1 (A) 1–0 (H)
Germany Bayern Munich 5–0 1–0 (H) 4–0 (A) Semi-finals England Chelsea 3–1 0–0 (H) 3–1 (A)

Pre-match

Ambassador

Former Portugal international player Luís Figo, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2002, was named as the ambassador for the final.

UEFA unveiled the visual identity of the final on 29 August 2013, the same day as the group stage draw. The design concept was inspired by elements from the Portuguese discoveries, namely the armillary sphere and the windrose, which were important instruments used by Portuguese sea explorers to measure the position of stars.

Ticketing

The international ticket sales phase for the general public ran from 10 to 21 March 2014. Tickets were available in four price categories: €390, €280, €160, and €70.

The two finalist clubs were each allocated 16,970 tickets by UEFA. Atlético made 14,000 tickets available to club members, with a limit of one ticket per member. Real Madrid received 24,103 requests from 73,314 club members for a total of 13,134 tickets; due to the high demand, the tickets were awarded by means of a draw.

Related events

The UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women's Champions League trophies were handed over to the host city of Lisbon at a ceremony held at the City Hall, on 17 April 2014. The Mayor of Lisbon António Costa received the silverware from the hands of UEFA President Michel Platini, who justified the decision to stage the 2014 UEFA Champions League showpiece match in Lisbon with the fact that it had "been too long since the final had been in Portugal" and for "the passion and love of football the Portuguese have." The title holders of both competitions were represented at the event by Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, and Wolfsburg defender Lina Magull. Also in attendance were Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) President Fernando Gomes and final ambassador Luís Figo. Upon their arrival to Lisbon and before the ceremony, the trophies were paraded by old tram through the city in the hands of trophy tour ambassadors Vitor Baía, former Portuguese international and Porto goalkeeper, and Mónica Jorge, former coach of the women's national team.

The annual UEFA Champions Festival took place from 22 to 25 May 2014 at Praça do Comércio in the city centre.

The 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was held on 22 May 2014 at Estádio do Restelo, featuring Swedish side Tyresö and defending champions Wolfsburg. Losing 2–0 at half-time, Wolfsburg made a comeback to win the match 4–3. Martina Müller, who scored the winner in the previous final, repeated the feat to secure the German team's second consecutive title.

Opening ceremony

The ceremony preceding the kick-off was organised by Canadian company Circo de Bakuza, with artistic direction by London-based choreographer Wanda Rokicki. She was responsible for the artistic segments of large international sporting events, such as the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games. Conceived "to honor Portuguese tradition, including naval history or the art of tiling", the show required six months of preparation and involved a total of 400 volunteers, 90 singers and 84 large-sized banners. The UEFA Champions League anthem was interpreted by Portuguese fado singer Mariza.

Match

Officials

Dutch referee Björn Kuipers was named by UEFA on 7 May 2014 as the referee for the final. He has previously taken charge of the 2011 UEFA Super Cup, the 2013 UEFA Europa League Final, and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Final. He became the fourth Dutch referee in a European Cup/Champions League final, after Leo Horn (1957, 1962), Charles Corver (1978), and Dick Jol (2001). The rest of the refereeing team are fellow countrymen Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra as assistant referees, Pol van Boekel and Richard Liesveld as additional assistant referees, Angelo Boonman as reserve assistant referee, and Turkey's Cüneyt Çakır as the fourth official.

Team selection

The only player suspended from the final was Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, who picked up his third booking of the competition in the second leg of the semi-final. In his place, Carlo Ancelotti selected German midfielder Sami Khedira, who himself had only recently returned from injury. Pepe was also left out of the starting XI, with 21-year-old French centre-back Raphaël Varane playing instead. Real Madrid's front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were originally doubtful for the match, but all three overcame injuries to start the match.

Atlético captain Gabi returned from a one-match European suspension, while striker Diego Costa was included in the starting line-up, having undergone horse placenta treatment for a hamstring injury suffered in the last league match the previous Saturday. However, despite initial optimism, midfielder Arda Turan did not manage to recover in time after suffering an injury in the same game.

Kits

Atlético Madrid wore shirts with the name of their former player and manager Luis Aragonés inside the collar following his death in February 2014, with the symbolism approved by UEFA President Michel Platini. Both teams wore their home kits for the final, as they do in domestic meetings.

Summary

Within eight minutes, Atlético striker Diego Costa was forced to come off because of his previous injury. Gareth Bale had Real's best chance just after the half-hour mark and it was only a few minutes later when Atlético punished this miss. Diego Godín's header in the 36th minute caught Real captain Casillas off his goal line to put Atlético in front.

The second half saw Real pushing forward as they went in search of an equaliser to deny Atlético's first Champions League title, with manager Carlo Ancelotti making a double substitution to replace Fábio Coentrão and Khedira with Marcelo and Isco. Atlético defended with all players ("parking the bus") and Real missed several chances. Atletico's defence was finally breached in the 93rd minute by a pinpoint Sergio Ramos header into the left of the net from Luka Modrić's corner from the right. The match went on to extra time with Atlético visibly exhausted and no substitutions left for either team.

Real Madrid became even more dominant in extra time, which proved decisive after Ángel di María's run on the left flank saw him dribble past three Atlético defenders and shoot at goal. Thibaut Courtois attempted to block the Argentine's shot but only managed to deflect the ball to Bale, who headed the rebound in from two yards out to put Real ahead for the first time, in the 110th minute. Real then added two late goals to the scoreline, starting with Marcelo's low left foot strike from just inside the penalty area in the 118th minute. At the end of extra time, Cristiano Ronaldo was fouled by Gabi for a penalty, which he converted into the right of the net for a record 17th goal in the tournament. During the celebration for Ronaldo's goal, Varane kicked the ball towards Atlético manager Diego Simeone, who then ran onto the pitch in anger. Simeone was sent off and Varane booked for the incident.

This was the seventh final to go into extra time and the first to be solved during this period, without the need for a penalty shootout. It was also the second highest-scoring final in the tournament's history, after the 3–3 draw between Milan and Liverpool in 2005, and provided the second biggest winning margin, behind Milan's 4–0 win over Barcelona in 1994.

Details

24 May 2014
19:45 WEST
Real Madrid Flag of Spain 4–1
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Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 60,976
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Ramos Soccerball 90+3'
Bale Soccerball 110'
Marcelo Soccerball 118'
Ronaldo Soccerball 120' (pen.)
Report Godín Soccerball 36'
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Atlético Madrid
GK 1 Flag of Spain Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15Flag of Spain Daniel Carvajal
CB 4 Flag of Spain Sergio Ramos Yellow card 27'
CB 2 Flag of France Raphaël Varane Yellow card 120+3'
LB 5 Flag of Portugal Fábio Coentrão Sub off 59'
RM 19Croatia Luka Modrić
CM 6 Germany Sami Khedira Yellow card 45+1' Sub off 59'
LM 22Flag of Argentina Ángel di María
RF 11Flag of Wales Gareth Bale
CF 9 Flag of France Karim Benzema Sub off 79'
LF 7 Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Yellow card 120+1'
Substitutes:
GK 25Flag of Spain Diego López
DF 3 Flag of Portugal Pepe
DF 12Brazil Marcelo Yellow card 118' Sub on 59'
DF 17Flag of Spain Álvaro Arbeloa
MF 23Flag of Spain Isco Sub on 59'
MF 24Flag of Spain Asier Illarramendi
FW 21Flag of Spain Álvaro Morata Sub on 79'
Manager:
Flag of Italy Carlo Ancelotti
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GK 13Belgium Thibaut Courtois
RB 20Flag of Spain Juanfran Yellow card 74'
CB 23Brazil Miranda Yellow card 53'
CB 2 Flag of Uruguay Diego Godín Yellow card 120'
LB 3 Brazil Filipe Luís Sub off 83'
RM 8 Flag of Spain Raúl García Yellow card 27' Sub off 66'
CM 5 Flag of Portugal Tiago
CM 14Flag of Spain Gabi (c) Yellow card 100'
LM 6 Flag of Spain Koke Yellow card 86'
CF 19Flag of Spain Diego Costa Sub off 9'
CF 9 Flag of Spain David Villa Yellow card 72'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Flag of Spain Daniel Aranzubia
DF 12Belgium Toby Alderweireld Sub on 83'
MF 4 Flag of Spain Mario Suárez
MF 11Flag of Uruguay Cristian Rodríguez
MF 24Flag of Argentina José Ernesto Sosa Sub on 66'
MF 26Brazil Diego
FW 7 Flag of Spain Adrián López Sub on 9'
Manager:
Flag of Argentina Diego Simeone Red card 120+3'

UEFA Man of the Match:
Flag of Argentina Ángel di María (Real Madrid)
Fans' Man of the Match:
Flag of Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Assistant referees:
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Additional assistant referees:
Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Richard Liesveld (Netherlands)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Statistics

First half
Real Madrid Atlético Madrid
Goals scored 01
Total shots 34
Shots on target 22
Saves 02
Ball possession 57%43%
Corner kicks 23
Fouls committed 810
Offsides 02
Yellow cards 21
Red cards 00

Second half
Real Madrid Atlético Madrid
Goals scored 10
Total shots 103
Shots on target 32
Saves 11
Ball possession 61%39%
Corner kicks 55
Fouls committed 611
Offsides 02
Yellow cards 04
Red cards 00

Extra time
Real Madrid Atlético Madrid
Goals scored 30
Total shots 83
Shots on target 72
Saves 23
Ball possession 65%35%
Corner kicks 21
Fouls committed 56
Offsides 00
Yellow cards 32
Red cards 00

Overall
Real Madrid Atlético Madrid
Goals scored 41
Total shots 2110
Shots on target 126
Saves 36
Ball possession 60%40%
Corner kicks 99
Fouls committed 1927
Offsides 04
Yellow cards 57
Red cards 00
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