Real Madrid celebrated its 15th Champions League title with a 2-0 triumph over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium. Amid gold and silver confetti, Madrid extended its record with goals from Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior.

Despite Dortmund dominating the first half, Madrid’s coach Carlo Ancelotti, who now boasts five Champions League wins, made strategic adjustments. Carvajal’s header in the 74th minute and Vinicius’ strike nine minutes later sealed the win.

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This victory adds to Madrid’s storied history in the competition, with Ancelotti now holding three titles with Madrid and two with AC Milan. Key players like Carvajal, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Nacho equaled Paco Gento’s record with six trophies.

Dortmund’s strong start, marked by Thibaut Courtois’ crucial saves and Niclas Fullkrug hitting the post, wasn’t enough. Madrid’s dominance in European soccer continues to defy expectations, outpacing even AC Milan’s seven titles. Coach Edin Terzic acknowledged Madrid’s resilience, noting their ability to turn the game in their favor despite Dortmund’s early control. This win comes just a year after Manchester City’s victory, which many thought would usher in a new era of dominance for Pep Guardiola’s team.