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After scoring the clinching goal, Cristiano Ronaldo revealed how he requested to take Real Madrid's fifth penalty to secure Real Madrid's 11th Champions League title.

During what had been a high-quality shootout at the end of extra-time, Atletico Madrid's Juanfran eventually lost his cool, with his effort hitting the post, before Ronaldo stepped up for what would prove the decisive penalty.

"I had a vision and saw I was going to score the winning goal, so I asked [Zinedine] Zidane to take the fifth penalty," the 31-year-old said.

"[Winning the club's 11th European Cup] is a very special moment, and it is well deserved for the players and the fans, who've always been there for us.

"Zidane has done a phenomenal job and he deserves it because he's a gentleman and is humble, so I'm happy for him."

With a total of 51 goals in the 2015/16 season, the former Manchester United forward is now a firm favourite for the 2016 Ballon d'Or.

"I've scored more than 50 goals, and that's unique in history, so the Ballon d'Or will come naturally.

"I'm the best goalscorer in the Champions League and have just won the competition, but I'm not obsessed with whether I get the Ballon d'Or or not."

Zidane humble in face of victory

Having claimed the Champions League title in his maiden campaign, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane thanked Florentino Perez for the chance to coach Los Blancos.

The Spanish giants defeated city rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday, as Cristiano Ronaldo fired home the decisive penalty to seal victory in Milan.

Zidane was only brought in to replace Rafa Benitez in January, but the Frenchman has already reached the pinnacle of club football, something that isn't lost on him.

"It was a really tough final in terms of our physical conditioning which is normal," he told reporters. "The match was long and that is why there was so much pressure on everyone.

"We worked hard to win this match. This means a lot to us. I dreamed of this win when the president [Florentino Perez] gave me this opportunity.

"Having great players has allowed me to win the Champions League."

Zidane took time to praise counterpart Diego Simeone, stating that he remains a great coach despite the defeat.

"I want to praise Simeone for all that he has done with Atletico," he stated. "He is a great coach and he continues to show that, but we've also done well.

"Winning today was special for me. I am very happy to have won the Champions League as a player, an assistant and a coach."

Florentino Perez: I'm sure Atletico will win the Champions League

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was proud as his team were crowned European Champions on Saturday, but also expressed his admiration for Atletico Madrid.

Los Blancos defeated their city rivals in a final that needed penalties to determine a winner, their 11th Champions League trophy in the history of the club.

"I feel very proud to be part of Real Madrid, it's fans, it's history and these magnificent players," Perez said.

"Atletico Madrid are our neighbours and friends and they have shown the level they are on, and you feel for them because of the effort they have made."

"But I am sure they will win it [the Champions League] in the future."

Having sacked Rafa Benitez after the Champions League group stages, the Madrid president gave the coaching job to Zinedine Zidane, who now has repaid his faith in him by bringing another trophy to the club.

"Zidane for me, for Madrid, and for the club's history has been very important," he continued, "In 2002, he changed history when he won it [Champions League] as a player and now he has done it as a coach."

Finally, the club president wanted to dedicate the Champions League victory to the Real Madrid supporters who fell victims to the terrorist attack in Iraq earlier this month.

"We dedicate the victory to the fans who were killed during the terrible act in Iraq, they were people who transmitted the values of Madrid in those difficult moments," he concluded.

Simeone casts doubt on Atletico future

Another loss in the Champions League final seems to have left its mark on Diego Simeone, as he admits he needs time to reflect on his future.

Atletico Madrid fell to rivals Real Madrid on penalties on Saturday, their second defeat to Los Blancos in three years.

As a result Simeone admits he will take some time to consider his future despite his love for the club.

"I'm considering taking some time off to reflect, nothing more," he told reporters. "I am bound to Atletico and feel loved.

"It wouldn't be right if I didn't stop and reflect after losing two finals. It's only logical.

"We pushed hard in what was a difficult Champions League and we lost. I really like these players and they pushed hard. I told my players not to cry because destiny is destiny and it wasn't on our side."

Atletico have yet to win the Champions League trophy, losing all three of their final appearances.

Sergio Ramos once again

Sergio Ramos has scored in a Champions League final once again after his 15th minute opening goal against Atletico Madrid.

The defender appears to be built for the decisive moments in big occasions and just like he did two years ago in Lisbon, he has netted a goal to boost Real in a European final.

Toni Kroos' well struck free-kick from the left hand side found the head of Gareth Bale with Ramos on hand to poke the ball through Jan Oblak's legs.

The Spaniard used the pace on the ball to help it into the net and hand Real a potentially pivotal 1-0 lead.

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