- Title: Fans at Cardiff bar react to Real's Champions League win
- Date: 3rd June 2017
- Summary: CARDIFF, WALES, UK (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** EXTERIOR OF CARDIFF-BORN GARETH BALE'S OWNED BAR 'ELEVENS' NEXT TO STADIUM REAL MADRID FANS, SOME FEATURING REAL MADRID PLAYERS MASKS, QUEUEING TO GET INTO 'ELEVENS' VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID AND JUVENTUS FANS WATCHING THE FINAL AT ELEVENS VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID FANS STANDING UP TO CELEBRATE CRISTIANO RONALDO'S FIRST GOAL JUVENTUS FANS CELEBRATING THEIR TEAM'S ONLY GOAL / MADRID FANS LOOKING ON REAL MADRID FANS WATCHING NERVOUSLY DURING GAME FANS WATCHING AS SECOND HALF STARTS PEOPLE QUEUEING OUTSIDE ELEVENS, WATCHING THROUGH WINDOW VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID FANS JUMPING UP AND DOWN, CELEBRATING SECOND GOAL VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID FANS CELEBRATING THIRD GOAL REAL MADRID FAN REJOICING IN HAVING A TWO GOAL LEAD FANS CELEBRATING AS LOCAL HERO BALE COMES ON, CHANTING HIS NAME REAL MADRID FANS CELEBRATING AS JUVENTUS PLAYER GETS SENT OFF EMOTIONAL REAL MADRID FANS REAL MADRID FANS CELEBRATING THE FOURTH GOAL REAL MADRID FANS CELEBRATING FINAL WHISTLE LOCAL REAL MADRID FAN, MICHAEL MATT, KNEELING (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL MADRID FAN FROM CARDIFF, MICHAEL MATT, SAYING: "It means so much to me. It means a lot. I have always loved Real. As a kid I always wanted to be (Iker) Casillas, I love him. And obviously (Gareth) Bale, Welsh man, I can't get enough of him." (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL MADRID FAN FROM LONDON, CHEEKY SPORTDAVE, SAYING: "It's amazing, one of the best games I've seen in a Champions League final. Real Madrid were unbelievably shocking, they came out here, everyone thought the Juve would be able to stop them, and they haven't been able to, they have been absolutely fantastic." SPORTDAVE JUMPING UP AND DOWN WITH FRIENDS, CHANTING "GARETH BALE" (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID FAN WALKING OUT OF THE STADIUM, CARLOS COSTERO, FROM GUADALAJARA, SAYING: "I don't know, the heart speaks for itself in these cases, words don't come easy." PEOPLE LEAVING STADIUM (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS FAN, STEFANO ESPOSITO, FROM TURIN, SAYING: "Sadness. Sadness, we thought it would be different, but no. We return to Turin disappointed, but it's OK. Awful." (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS FAN FROM TURIN, MATTEO SASI, SAYING: "The whole squad (was missing). Higuain, Dybala, Pjanic. All of them. But it's OK, that's the name of the game. It's fine, next time." FANS WALKING AWAY FROM STADIUM
- Embargoed: 18th June 2017 00:32
- Keywords: cafe fans Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Real Madrid Champions League final
- Location: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- City: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JV2EDB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Fans of Real Madrid and Juventus gathered at a bar in Cardiff owned by Real forward Gareth Bale on Saturday (June 3) to watch the game and voice their elation at Real's 4-1 win.
With no giant screens erected for fans without tickets to come together, many Juve and Madrid fans sought out the Elevens Bar and Grill.
At Elevens, passionate Madrid supporters outnumbered their rivals. They suffered hype and nail-biting moments during the game, and loudly celebrated every one of the four goals the Madrid side scored.
Real Madrid has become the first team to win the present format of the Champions League two seasons running.
Italian giants Juventus, twice European champions, have not won it since 1996 and have lost, with Saturday's, a record seven finals. Their fans elegantly conceded defeat, many simply accepting the team did not measure up to their rivals.
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