The 2014 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, the 59th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament organised by UEFA. The match took place on Saturday, 24 May 2014, at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, between Spanish sides Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
I flew to Lisbon a couple of days prior to the match day in order to cover the two team’s arrival, their warm up training sessions, the stadium – the Estádio da Luz – shooting and making some interviews for the feature.
The match was an absolute drama as Real Madrid scored in the 93rd minute to cancel out Atletico Madrid first half goal. And then Real Madrid scored three more times in the extra time to secure a 4-1 win and a record of 10th title in the competition, 12 years after their ninth victory.
On Thursday, 22 May 2014, I also went to cover the 2014 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final which was held at Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon between reigning champions Wolfsburg (Germany) and Champions League debutants Tyresö (Sweden). The German side successfully defends their title after beating their Swedish rivals 4-3.