TAT It hurt getting it back to within 6 points and leaving it too late, wanna see the Champions LEague final now?
Real Sociedad Live The Dream
Champions League Final
Estadio da Luz
At the beginning of the Champions League stages Real Sociedad could have been found at 125/1 to win the Champions League and now they were lining up against Manchester United in the final in Portugal. Surely they could not do the unthinkable and win it all?
It was a warm summers evening at Estadio da Luz, Sociedad's Xabi Prieto lived the dream of many a supporter as he lifted the Champions League trophy after United succombed to a 3-1 defeat.
Winger Carlos Vela, previously of Arsenal gave Sociedad the lead with a shot that owed an assist to the woodwork in the 42nd minute. Midfielder Esteban Granero doubled the lead with a deftly executed finish from long range on the 48th minute.
Vela celebrates his goal against United in the Champions League final
When Buttner gave away a penalty, Prieto confidently made it 3-0 from the spot. United captain Robin Van Persie pulled one back for The Reds on the 86th minute but any hopes of a comeback were short-lived when Buttner was right dismissed for a foul challenge.
Fans of Real Sociedad sang Juade Romos' name as the former Spurs boss experienced the sweet taste of Champions League success by lifting the cup.
Sociedad celebrate winning Champions League
One fan spoke for everyone when he stated that this achievement was symbolic of the great work there manager had done with the team.
After the match United looked devastated but Brendan Rodgers took his hat off the the Spanish side and there work ethic.
Buttner after being sent off
They just wanted it more dint they? There effort from first whistle to the last whistle was 110% and we were just beaten by the best side. Buttner deserved his red card, I don't think he will argue that and we will just come back next year.