Having done it a record 11 times before, the sight of Real Madrid lifting aloft the European Cup - club football’s most prestigious prize - was a familiar one. No club is as synonymous with continental success as Los Blancos. Saturday’s Champions League final in Milan provided them with another ticker-tape triumph.
Real Madrid players celebrate after Cristiano Ronaldo scores the winning penalty reuters
Madrid's 5-3 penalty shootout win over city rival Atletico Madrid in a Champions League final that finished 1-1 after extra time Saturday also brought Zidane back to the pinnacle of the game. (Reuters)