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How Real Madrid players have reacted to Champions League victory

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Real Madrid secured their 15th Champions League title after a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley last night.

The Spanish champions were the second-best for the majority of the game, but a late show saw Dani Carvajal and Vinicius score two goals in quick succession, essentially sealing the trophy for Los Blancos.

Real Madrid players were elated after the game, with the likes of Toni Kroos and Nacho Fernandez coming into focus, owing to their farewell.

How Real Madrid players reacted

It was a bittersweet moment for Toni Kroos, who has officially played the final game of his club career and will retire after Euro 2024.

Posting on Instagram, though, Kroos did not forget to boast about his sixth Champions League trophy, with a fitting caption “Two hands needed.”

Last night’s Man of the Match, Dani Carvajal also celebrated with the title. Posting on Twitter, the defender wrote, “The trophy has only one name – Real Madrid Football Club. We are European Champions.”

Another scorer on the night, Vinicius Junior, highlighted his roots and the fact that he is now two times Champions League winner.

Antonio Rudiger was also elated after the victory, labelling Real Madrid as the best club in the world.

“More than a dream – winning the UCL with the best Club in the world! What an amazing night!” he wrote on Twitter.

Another player that deserved credit on the night was Thibaut Courtois, as he made some crucial saves to keep Dortmund away from scoring.

After the victory, Courtois wrote a heartfelt message to fans and everyone who believed in his abilities.

Finally, Carlo Ancelotti, after retaining a stoic face throughout the game, expressed his delight at helping Real Madrid win the 15th UCL title.

“There are already 15, Madridistas. Let’s enjoy it. Hala Madrid and nothing more!” he wrote on Twitter.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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