WEMBLEY: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said winning the European Cup for a record-extending 15th time had been much harder than expected for the Spanish champions.

Two late goals beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at Wembley after the German side had dominated the first half.

Ancelotti said: “I never get used to it, because it was difficult, very difficult, more than expected. In the second half we were better, more balanced, fewer losses. This is a dream that continues.”

Defender Dani Carvajal, who scored the first goal, said: “In the first half we were a bit lazy. We didn’t even deserve to go the changing room level but this is football and we’re very, very happy.”

England midfielder Jude Bellingham described it as the best night of his life.

He said: “I have always dreamed of playing in these games. You go through life and there are so many people who say you cannot do things. I was all right until saw my mum and dad’s face.

“My little brother is there and I’m trying to be a role model for him. I cannot put it into words. The best night of my life.”

For Dortmund, it was another Champions League final loss at Wembley, which also hosted their 2013 defeat by Bayern Munich.

Veteran defender Mats Hummels said his team had played with courage but lost to more ruthless opponents. He added: “They have been doing it like that for what feels 100 years like that.

“We had four chances and we should have scored one of them. We had so many chances and you just have to score. “At the end of the day we should have defended a little better with their goals. But there is no one to blame for that. We played a good game.”

Coach Edin Terzic said his side had lacked killer instinct, adding: “We could not be rewarded for our chances. But they were ice cold and they are deserved champions.”

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