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Ronaldo: Real Madrid's superior experience made the difference in Champions League final

The Portugal superstar scored the decisive spot-kick as Los Blancos claimed their 11th European Cup with a 5-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Atletico Madrid after extra time

Cristiano Ronaldo believes Real Madrid's superior experience in big matches proved decisive in their Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid.

After a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes, Zinedine Zidane's men won 5-3 on penalties in Milan, with Ronaldo scoring the decisive spot-kick after Juanfran had hit the post.

The Portugal international hailed Real's composure and felt their greater familiarity with huge occasions compared to Atletico made the difference when it mattered. 

"The penalties are always a lottery," Ronaldo told BT Sport.

"You never know what is going to happen, but we showed that our team had more experience.

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