No matter how dangerous the situation may seem, no matter how unlikely victory may seem, the team in white always seems to find a way to win.
There was no comeback this time, like against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City, but Real had to survive almost an entire game of Liverpool dominance.
However, the night was sadly marred by security issues outside the stadium, which led to fans clambering over gates and others being targeted by tear gas in scenes that will be talked about for days to come.
It was not pretty for much of the match; White shirts, it seemed, were constantly scattered around the penalty area as they desperately tried to fend off wave after wave of attacks from Liverpool.
Opportunities were scarce for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, but only one was needed. Vinicius Junior looked completely unmarked on the far post on the hour to send home Federico Valverde’s low cross and secure the 1-0 win and Real’s 14th European crown.
Real defender Nacho described what his team had done in the knockout stages of the Champions League as “magical” and many wondered if those unlikely breakouts were possible outside the Bernabeu.
But doubt Real at your own risk. This team always has another trick up its sleeve.
When the full whistle went off, Real’s bench burst and emptied onto the pitch. In addition to themselves with joy, some players sank to the ground and others ran to share the moment with their fans.
It’s been another night of trials and tribulations for Real in this season’s Champions League, but there’s little anyone can do — even this remarkable side from Liverpool — when Los Blancos seemingly having a date with destiny.
More to follow…