SportsToni Kroos bids farewell to Real Madrid with Champions League win

Toni Kroos bids farewell to Real Madrid with Champions League win

The last match for the Real Madrid star. "I will miss it"
The last match for the Real Madrid star. "I will miss it"
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1:17 PM EDT, June 2, 2024

Saturday’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund (2-0) was special for Toni Kroos, who played for the last time in the "Los Blancos’" jersey. Big words about the German midfielder were spoken by his club teammate.

On Saturday, June 1, the Champions League final was played in London. Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund competed in the European Cup. No goals were scored in the first half. In the second half, Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior scored for the "Los Blancos." Thus, the team from Madrid ultimately won 2-0.

Saturday’s match was exceptional for two players from both teams. Toni Kroos and Marco Reus said goodbye to club football. The German internationals stood on opposite sides of the field, so only one could celebrate the title.

Toni Kroos became the Champions League victor with Real Madrid. The midfielder joined the club from Madrid in 2014 and won the Champions League five times with the club. He had already announced that he would retire after this season. Ahead of him is only the European Championship.

He is a person who has left his legend here, his mark. We, as youngsters, try to learn as much from him as possible, like with Modric. Thank you for all that you have given and taught us on a day-to-day basis, for that competitiveness - said Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde.

A decade of Kroos playing for Real Madrid

Toni Kroos has been a Real Madrid player since the 2014/15 season when he transferred from Bayern Munich. He crowned his career with triumphs in La Liga, the Champions League, and the Spanish Super Cup.

Now, the 34-year-old can start preparing for the upcoming European Championship, which will be held in his country. After this event, Kroos will definitively hang up his boots.

This wonderful season will be my last and if you put two and two together, you know that if I am leaving Real Madrid, then I am also leaving football - Toni Kroos confessed recently.
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