Champions league final review
The just concluded 2015/2016 UEFA champions league saw Real madrid winning the top cup for the 11th time which is more than the times Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester united have won it cumulatively.
Sergio Ramos scored just 15 minutes into the game, and substitute for Atletico Madrid Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco equalized 11 minutes left, the game went through extra time with both sides not being able to pull the lead.
Into the penalties, all went well till Juanfran hit the side post, giving Ronaldo the chance to win it for his team the 2nd time in 3 years.
Uefa champions league top 18 players of the season
The UEFA champions league technical observers comprising of Ioan Lupescu (UEFA chief technical officer), Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO), Jean-Paul Brigger (FIFA, SUI), Ginés Meléndez (ESP), Mixu Paatelainen (FIN), Thomas Schaaf (GER) Peter Rudbæk (DEN), Savo Milošević (SRB), David Moyes (SCO) and Mircea Lucescu (ROU) selected an 18 man squad featuring the best performers throughout the champions league season.
Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid)
He conceded 8 goals in 13 appearances.
Manuel Neuer (Bayern München)
He made a fantastic save during a group stage match against Arsenal finishing the competition conceding just nine goals in 11 games.
Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
Highly committed Uruguayan that epitomised Atlético’s uncompromising spirit; he missed only one game and played in the final
Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
He had a mighty presence in his 12 games
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
He is the captain of the ambitious French champions and missed only one match till the Quarter finals.
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
He scored his only goal in 10 games in the final
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
He had a superb season appearing in 11 of his team’s 13 games
Gabi (Atlético Madrid)
He was ever present for his team covering 149,206m, way more than any other player in the competition
Koke (Atlético Madrid)
He played 11 out of the 13 matches for his team covering 141175m and ranking 3rd for distance covered.
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
He made 7 super devastating appearances before Barcelona dropped out of the competition in the Quarter finals
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
He attempted 1,007 passes and completed 952. Both more than any other player in the competition
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
He contributed fantastic vision and creativity, playing 12 times and scoring once against Shaktar in the group stage.
He is the fifth highest goal scorer with 11 goals and second in terms of meters covered with 142864m
Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
He scored 8 goals in 9 matches.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
He was absent through half of the group stage but finished the campaign with 6 goals from 7 matches.
He scored a group stage hat-trick against Dinamo Zagreb and had 9 goals in 12 games
He scored 16 goals and the tournament-winning spot kick.
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
His extraordinary pace surprised and terrified opponents having a consistent season.