Champions League: Gareth Bale revels in Real Madrid triumph

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Gareth Bale says helping Real Madrid claim the Champions League title at the expense of Atletico Madrid on Saturday was an “amazing feeling”.

Los Blancos took an early lead at the San Siro through Sergio Ramos but were pegged back by their city rivals as Yannick Carrasco levelled matters late in the second half, after Antoine Griezmann had missed a penalty for Atleti.

Real came closest to finding a winner in extra-time through Cristiano Ronaldo but his headed effort was saved by Jan Oblak. In the end a penalty shoot-out was required to decide the winner and Real prevailed 5-3, with Juanfran missing for Atleti before Ronaldo scored the decisive spot-kick.

Bale has now claimed his second Champions League title and helped Real seal an 11th, and the Welshman was delighted to get his hands on Europe’s top prize for the second time in three years.

“I can’t feel a lot, because I’m cramping up. What an amazing feeling,” said Bale, who scored Real’s third penalty.

“It was difficult in extra time a lot of people were getting cramp – but we showed the resilience, we showed what we’re made of, and we won the eleventh.”

Bale will now turn his attentions to Euro 2016 with Wales and the former Spurs forward is confident his national side can cause an upset in France.

When asked if he could inspire Wales to Euro 2016 glory, he said: “Yeah, definitely… and we’ll be going for that title.

Why not?” Wales are on offer at 67.00 to win Euro 2016 outright, while Ronaldo’s Portugal are available at 21.00.

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