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June 2014
04

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La Décima: ”This Champions League win is not the end of a cycle, it is the start of one." […] "I didn’t celebrate Ramos’ goal much because I started to think about extra time and how to arrange the team. When Marcelo scored I thought the match was over, that we were champions of Europe. La Décima is home.”

The celebrations: “I’d never seen what I saw after winning the Décima. It was crazy. Real Madrid is not just a football team, it’s becoming a global religion. I’ve seen a lot of videos from the fans and it’s really incredible.”

His singing: “I told José Ángel that if we won the Champions League I would sing in the stadium. Also, the Décima song is spectacular. We have to win the eleventh European Cup now because I’m going to sing it again.”

June 2014
02

Seven Real Madrid players have been selected to represent UEFA’s 18-man best squad of 13/14. There is no designated starting XI.

Seven Real Madrid players have been selected to represent UEFA’s 18-man best squad of 13/14. There is no designated starting XI.

May 2014
30

UEFA’s disciplinary board handed Real Madrid a one-match partial stadium closure for racist incidents that occurred during the April 23 Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.

"Following the charge of racist behaviour by Real Madrid supporters during the match (Article 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), the Control and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the Santiago Bernabéu for one match. More specifically, sectors 120 and 122 of the stadium will be closed for the club’s next UEFA competition home game. Real Madrid are obliged to display a banner with the wording ‘No to Racism’ in those sectors."

The offending image is reportedly a Spanish flag with the club’s crest and a Nazi symbol upon it. According to AS, the club plans to appeal the sanction since Howard Webb did not include the incident in his official referee’s report. Stiffer punishments include fines and possible whole stadium closures if there are any reoccurrences.

[pdf of UEFA disciplinary regulations]

In related disciplinary news, La Sexta’s JL Sanchez reports that Xabi Alonso could escape suspension for his incident in the Champions League final. The club is expecting his sanction to only come as a fine.

There is also talk that UEFA could implement a yellow card rule change next season. Alonso is the most recent case of players missing a final due to accumulation. The organization is reportedly considering wiping a player’s yellow card count from the quarter-finals onward so that no one will be suspended for a final.

Spain’s Anti-Violence Commission is also proposing the club be fined €3,500 for failing to control spectators from lighting flares at the Bernabéu’s viewing of the Champions League final. In addition, the commission is asking for the four identified offenders to be fined and banned from sporting grounds for six months. Two other fans involved in a fight are facing the same punishment.

May 2014
30
May 2014
30

Super subs | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
30

Pretty much the range of every Madridista emotion from 1’ through 93’ | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
30
May 2014
30

Xabi Alonso + emotions - Part II | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
29

Xabi Alonso + emotions - Part I | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
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May 2014
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May 2014
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Pre-match | Champions League final, 2014

May 2014
28

Pre-match | Champions League final, 2014

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