Real Madrid Wins the 15th European Cup

2 June
Real Madrid Wins the 15th European Cup
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Real Madrid Wins the 15th European Cup

Triumph at Wembley

Real Madrid were crowned champions of the 15th European Cup by beating Dortmund at Wembley. Although the German team had more and better opportunities to score, they failed to make them concrete, which cost them the defeat. Carvajal's goal in the 74th minute was decisive and turned the tide of the match in Madrid's favor.

First Half Dominated by Dortmund

Real Madrid, considered favorites, showed a slow and predictable game. Dortmund, who had eliminated PSG, knew how to face Los blancos and physically dominated in midfield and defense. In the first 15 minutes, Dortmund had four clear scoring chances, saving Madrid thanks to the post, Courtois and the lack of German aim.

Vinicius' isolated moves were Real Madrid's only answers in the first half. The white team failed to shoot between the three sticks, while Dortmund continued to generate chances, such as a Sabitzer shot deflected by Courtois. The best news for Madrid was to arrive at half-time without goals against.

Change of Strategy in the Second Half

Ancelotti modified the strategy by placing Kroos as a midfielder and moving Camavinga to a sideline, which gave Madrid greater control of the ball. Although Dortmund was still creating danger, Carvajal's goal in the 74th minute put Madrid ahead, changing the dynamic of the match.

Vinicius' goal and Dortmund's cancellation

With Carvajal's goal, Madrid settled into the match. Kobel avoided several clear chances, but he could not prevent Vinicius' 0-2 after a pass from Bellingham in the 82nd minute. Dortmund tried to react and scored, but the goal was disallowed for offside. With the victory secured, Real Madrid celebrated its 15th European Cup, with tributes to key players such as Kroos, Modric and Vinicius.