Real Madrid win record 15th Champions League, defeat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in final at Wembley

Real Madrid have conquered Europe for the 15th time, winning the UEFA Champions League on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the final. While the German club looked like the sharper side for the first hour or so, Los Blancos did what they do best — win the UCL with late magic. Sixteen minutes from time, Dani Carvajal, Real’s shortest player, headed home the winning goal at the front post on a corner kick. Not even 10 minutes later, former Dortmund man, Jude Bellingham, made his previous team pay, scooping up a loose ball before setting up Vinicius Jr. for the second goal, slamming the door shut as Real won it for the sixth time since 2013-14.

It was the first Champions League goal in nine years for Carvajal, but there were signs that it was coming which Dortmund didn’t heed. After a strong first half from Dortmund, Real Madrid tightened things up in the second half as Kroos’ corner kick deliveries were challenging the Dortmund defense. Dortmund left the right back open yet again to score the opening goal as Real Madrid’s old guard set things up.

The future would take the reigns from there with Bellingham finding an open Vini Jr. in space to close the door on Dortmund. Being involved in a goal in his home country against his former team is quite the end to an excellent debut season for Bellingham at Real Madrid. Now, with Kroos riding off into the sunset, the young Englishman will be the future of this midfield while Vini Jr. is growing into an unstoppable force in attack.

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