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Champions League: Jay Z steals the spotlight (Photos)

By Reuters June 2nd, 2024 2 min read

Real Madrid were crowned kings of Europe for a record-extending 15th time following a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley on Saturday, June 1.

Huge favourites going into the game, the Spanish side were outplayed for long periods but broke Dortmund’s resistance with late goals from Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Jr.

Veteran right-back Carvajal glanced in a header from a Toni Kroos corner in the 74th minute and from that moment Carlo Ancelotti’s side sparked into life.

Vinicius slid home Real’s second in the 83rd minute to silence the yellow-clad Dortmund fans who had created a wall of noise throughout the final.

It was hard on the German side who missed several good first-half chances, the best of which saw Niclas Fuellkrug hit the post from close range.

Recording artiste Jay-Z was pictured inside the stadium with Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior before the match. There were fans who were also trying to get selfies with him.

Jay Z
Recording artiste Jay-Z pictured inside the stadium. PHOTO|

Carvajal said, “We’re going to enjoy this, we’re going to celebrate. You have to enjoy these things in the way they deserve and tomorrow I hope that all the people of Madrid come to Cibelles.”

Real Madrid forward, Joselu added, “I feel so happy, very proud. We are very confident in this moment, because for me it is very special, because I have been a Real Madrid fan from years ago and today is very emotional day, because it be a dream with my family, my mum, my wife, my kids in the stadium and to win trophy with this club is amazing.”

Joselu noted that he is “happy, content, proud. Happy to have participated and to have played the part I did. It was a team effort. I think we had an incredible season, we only lost 2 games and that says a lot about all my team mates and the staff. The work we’ve done every day throughout the year has been very good and here we can reflect on that with these moments and titles.”

Meanwhile, fans who appeared to be ticketless were seen rushing towards London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday (June 1) hoping to watch Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final.

Reuters was able to independently verify the location of the video with the road layout, infrastructure and outline of the building that matched the file and satellite imagery. Reuters was able to independently verify the date with the metadata.

The majority of attempts to unlawfully enter the stadium were unsuccessful, Metropolitan Police said in a statement posted to X.

“Fifty-three arrests were made, five for pitch invasion, and most of the others for attempts to breach security,” they said.

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