10 interesting stats from the UEFA Champions League final

1 – This was the first time the final had been won in extra-time during the Champions League era. The six previous finals that went to extra time were all decided on penalties. The last ever European Cup final went to extra-time when Barcelona beat Sampdoria 1-0 thanks to Ronald Koeman’s free kick.

3 – Atlético Madrid join Stade de Reims and Valencia as the only three sides to have played in more than one Champions League/European Cup final and not lift the trophy. All three sides have appeared in two finals – Atlético’s first final was a 4-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in a replay back in 1974.

4 – Real Madrid have won all four finals they have reached during the Champions League era – 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2014. The last time they lost the final was back in 1981 (to Liverpool) when the trophy was
known as the European Cup.

4 – Real Madrid are only the second team to score 4 goals in a final during the Champions League era after AC Milan beat Barcelona 4-0 in 1994 – the second final after the rebranding.

5 – This was the fifth single-nation final in the history of the competition. The first was in 2000 when Real Madrid beat Valencia, the second saw AC Milan beat Juventus in 2003, then Manchester United beat Chelsea in 2008, before Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund last year.

9 – Atlético Madrid have conceded 9 goals in their two Champions League/European Cup finals. The Spanish side drew 1-1 in their first final against Bayern Munich in 1974 before losing the replay 4-0.

10 – Real Madrid won the Champions League for a record tenth occasion. They have now been crowned champions of Europe three more times than AC Milan who are the next most successful club.

12 – Carlo Ancelotti’s side ended a 12-year wait to win the Champions League again after last winning the trophy back in 2002.

14 – Spanish sides have now won a record 14 Champions League/European Cups. Spain are now two ahead of both England and Italy who are on 12 each, with German sides on 7 being the next most-successful nation.

1,000,000,000 – Real Madrid won their first Champions League final in 12 years during which they had spent over £1 billion on players between lifting the two trophies.