Atletico Madrid pushed rivals Real Madrid all the way in Saturday night’s Champions League final, only for Cristiano Ronaldo’s decisive shoot-out spot-kick to secure an 11th title for Los Merengues.
Juanfran missed the crucial spot-kick for Atletico and after the game, the full-back was distraught, apologising to to the travelling Rojiblancos fans.
Sergio Ramos’ early goal was ultimately cancelled out by sub Yannick Carrasco late, while Antoine Griezmann also missed a penalty for Diego Simeone’s side. However, after extra-time stalemate, it all came down to the dreaded penalty shoot-out. And with the score at 4-3, Juanfran fired his effort against the post, leaving Ronaldo to seal the title for Zinedine Zidane’s charges.
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After the game, poor old Juanfran was understandably devastated, and went to the Atletico fans to apologise. However, in response, the fans gave the Spanish international a standing ovation…
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