It was the Real thing for me... until Ronaldo spoilt the night

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I thought I’d be watching the Champions League final on Saturday as a neutral, but I soon discovered I wasn’t.

Underdogs Atletico Madrid just survived in La Liga last season, this year they won it.

So why did I find myself disappointed when they went 1-0 up? It seems I like the glamour sides after all. I was cheering on Gareth Bale and Luka Modric. For me, Zinedine Zidane is the most graceful footballer of all time, so seeing him on Real Madrid’s bench confirmed my support.

A truly engaging match, similar to a Premier League clash, shows Barcelona’s passing dominance is over.

Then it was spoilt when Cristiano Ronaldo scored. There’s always someone to ruin a perfectly good evening.