Real Madrid are a football club who define themselves by their performance in the Champions League, which is why they will consider anything but victory in Saturday’s final a disaster.
Real Madrid came from behind to claim the Champions League crown in extra time at the expense of Atletico Madrid.
Diego Godin profited from an Iker Casillas error to head Atletico in front after Gareth Bale had fired wide.
Real fought back after the break and Sergio Ramos finally broke Atletico's resolve in the 93rd minute.
Bale put Real in front before Marcelo scored a third and Cristiano Ronaldo added a penalty to seal victory and a 10th European Cup for Real.

Anyone who plays for or manages Real is left in no doubt about the top priority every season, and if you are unsure about what is expected upon moving to the Bernabeu it is made clear to you very quickly.

You can win league titles and domestic cups, but that will not keep you in a job for long if you are underperforming in the competition that really counts. Real Madrid have been known to sack managers who won the title because they did not get close to winning the Champions League.

For years Real were the only club who measured the success or failure of a season solely on European performance, but others such as Bayern Munich have now assumed a similar status

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