On May 25th
In Lisbon, Portugal, The final match of the Europa Champions League was played. It was the mighty Real Madrid vs the under dogs of the season, Atletico Madrid. It was the Madrid Derby except this time, One of the them was going to be Champions of the Champions League.
The game started off with ease, but it started to escalate around the 20th minute when Atletico’s defense started to get stronger. The game changed around with a corner kick on the 36th minute. Casillas, Real Madrid’s goal keeper made a fatal mistake, by coming out of the goal too much, and leaving space for Atletico’s Defender, Godin to score what could have been the only goal that game. Godin scored a header and changed the score to 1-0 to the Underdogs.
The seconds half began, and Real Madrid increased their attack. Real Madrid was missing most of their chances, and it seemed as if they were unable to score. the ball was going back and forth between the two sides for most of the half, until the 85th minute. Real Madrid seemed to have lost it, and Atletico’s defense waned, Real Madrid were striking at full force, not giving Atletico a glimpse of the ball. It was the 92nd minute, the game had an additional 5 minutes since it was the final. Real Madrid gets a corner. It is crossed, and out of no where Serigo Ramos, Real Madrid’s vice captain lofted into the air and pierced the ball into the goal through an astonishing header. At that moment, Atletico’s goalkeeper, Courtois realized he had made a lamentable decision. Real Madrid’s fans went crazy, Real Madrid had finally restored their wrath. The game went onto overtime, so there was another additional 30 minutes to play, because the game was tied up.
The first half of overtime had started, and Real Madrid were putting in everything they got. At the 110th minute, Gareth Bale, who was considered the flop of the game came in to score a rebound of Di Maria’s shot making it 2-1 to Real Madrid. The Atletico fans thought this was all feigned, that it was impossible to have such a comeback, but Real Madrid fans were partying. It did not stop there, Real Madrid’s defender, Marcelo went through Atletico’s whole defense to shot and extraordinary shot from outside the box on the 118th minute, putting the Real giants to a 3-1 lead. Atletico had given up, sadly it was not over yet, there was a penalty in the last minute of the game, where Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to take it. He shot it straight into the left corner, leaving the final score at 4-1 also, Cristiano Ronaldo has the new record for most goals in a Champions League season (17)
It was a splendid game, by far the best Champions League match I’ve ever watched, and I’m proud that the team I support were able to win “La Decima” meaning the 10th Europa Champions League title since they’ve been created, they are now the only team in the world to have won the Champions League in a 2 digit form (10) I’m glad to have not missed such a beautiful game, and it is the constant reminder for how much love I have for this sport. Adieu for now!
Shakespeare Vocab words
- Adieu: Goodbye
- Feign: To make believe; pretend; imaginary
- Wrath: Strong, stern and fierce
- Lamentable: Regrettable; unfortunate
- Lofty: High up
- Wanes: To decrease in strength, or intensity