Suspended midfielder Xabi Alonso was the star of the show as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 4-1  in the Champions League final last night and delivered the club’s record 10th European title.

The coolest man in Portugal last night.

Mind you, Xabi Alonso didn’t even kick a ball last night, but his reaction to every chance Bale missed in the stands was enough to create a stir in social media. Bale surely wanted to avoid Alonso in the dressing during the half time after his first half miss.

 

 

That was not the end. Bale again missed a few good chances and the cameras kept going to Xabi Alonso. His reaction on Bale’s third miss of the game.

 

 Gareth Bale scored the winner in the second half of the extra time and the former Liverpool man was the happiest man in Lisbon. 

 

Alonso also greeted former team-mate Steven Gerrard in the ITV studio and Jamie Carragher in the Sky studio. He was the absolute focal point of the show.

Meanwhile, Xabi Alonso didn’t disappoint the Liverpool fans either. Alonso admitted he still feels a part of Liverpool family and misses Anffield. Alonso was part of the Liverpool team that came from behind to beat AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final. Alonso played 210 games for Liverpool before moving to Real Madrid for £30m.

“Liverpool was a very important part in my football career,” the Real Madrid star told beIN SPORTS. “Especially when we played at Anfield, we achieved great things and we had great nights in Anfield.

“There is a passion and atmosphere that comes when you play in England in the Premier League. It’s special and I had the privilege to play for five years for Liverpool, and it’s a really special club.

“Anfield is a beautiful stadium and it has a certain charm and style that is very difficult to find in other stadiums. So I miss it a little bit; I really enjoyed the time that I spent in England, it was very important for my football career.”

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