Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty in a shootout to see Real Madrid to their eleventh European title.
Sergio Ramos opened the scoring in the first half only to see it equalized by Atletico in the 79th minute. Extra time was scoreless and the match went to penalties. Both sides made their first three and Real made their fourth. Juanfran put his shot off the post giving Ronaldo the chance to seal it. The Portugal international buried his kick and Real and Zidane were off to celebrate.
Yaya Toure is reportedly set to stay at Manchester City this summer to fight for a spot under incoming manager Pep Guardiola.
The Ivorian midfielder rejected two offers from the Chinese Super League sides Shanghai SIPG and Jiangsu Suning that would have made him the highest-paid footballer in the world with a contract of more than £300,000-a-week on top of a massive signing bonus. But if he rejects advances from Inter Milan and former coach Roberto Mancini, Toure faces a fight on his hands under Guardiola, who sold him from Barcelona. The legendary manager is set to make Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan his first signing with a £17.8 million move lined up.
Mo Diame scored a beautiful goal from deep to put Hull City back into the Premier League.
The playoff final has been styled the richest match in football history this season. With the jump in TV revenue the financial reward of promotion is bugger than ever with Hull City securing the huge boost with their 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
The Ireland national team is coming into full fitness at just the right time with James McCarthy and Ciaran Clark back.
The Everton standout midfielder has yet to train with the Irish squad after suffering a thigh injury at the end of the Premier League season. Meanwhile, Clark missed the team's friendly draw with the Netherlands on Friday due to an Achilles injury, but participated in light training on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Belarus. While McCarthy is set to return to training on Monday, coach Martin O'Neill said he will likely not be involved in the friendly, but has done enough to be in the 23-man final squad for the European championships this summer.
The UEFA have ended the anti-doping ban levied on Mamadou Sakho back in March, and the French international defender is eligible to play again for club and country.
Sakho may squeeze his way into the French squad for this summer's Euros as the team's manager, Didier Deschamps, has until the last day of the month to submit his final 23-man list. A lawyer representing Sakho argued that the substance used by Sakho which got him into trouble, a fat-burning product, was not on the list of banned substances. Sakho has reportedly been training on his own during his suspension and is eager to play for Les Blues.
Roy Hodgson confirms Daniel Sturridge is suffering from a "minor [calf] injury" which is not expected to affect his chances of appearing at this summers’ European Championships.
The rumour mill has been on full tilt this week suggesting Sturridge would miss out on a place at Euro 2016. The 26-year-old has failed to train since arriving at camp, but Hodgson remains hopeful he can overcome this latest setback and prove his fitness in training on Monday: "I have no indication the seriousness of the injury is such, (that) it is putting his chances in jeopardy at all." If injury was to rule Sturridge out, then the Three Lions would turn to man-of-the-moment Marcus Rashford whose remarkable rise from anonymity was capped on Friday with a goal on his England senior debut after only three-minutes.
The Marcus Rashford fairy tale continued on Friday with the Manchester United youth product starting and scoring for England against Australia in a Euro tune-up.
Rashford's rise has been almost as out of nowhere as that of Leicester City and the party looks like it may continue into the summer. With Daniel Sturridge (injury) and Jamie Vardy (wedding) unavailable, Rashford started against Australia on Friday and it was a mere three minutes before he was on the scoresheet. Teammate Wayne Rooney came on at halftime for Jack Wilshere and made it two for the United duo as they look to push England beyond their traditional quarter final exit in big tournaments.
Kurt Zouma is hoping to be fully fit for the start of the upcoming season after stepping up his recovery from a knee injury.
The Frenchman was devastated to miss the European championships in his home country this summer after suffering an ACL injury against Manchester United in February that required surgery. However, the six-month recovery period puts the 21-year-old on track to return in August, and Zouma has already started the running on flat ground phase of his rehabilitation. Last season, Zouma made 23 Premier League appearances, 21 of which were starts, forcing John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic out of the lineup at times.