Dani Carvajal goals and assists in the UEFA Champions League

Dani Carvajal’s goals and assists in the UEFA Champions League

Dani Carvajal was one of Real Madrid’s matchwinners on Saturday (June 1), as he opened the scoring in a 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final. The Spaniard has been vital for Los Blancos over the years and picked up his sixth winners’ medal at Wembley.

The 32-year-old Spanish right-back is somewhat of an unsung hero for Real Madrid given his contributions in Europe’s elite club competition. He’s appeared 89 times, posting two goals and 17 assists. That’s a fine record for the veteran defender, who took his goal excellently against Borussia Dortmund tonight.

Dani Carvajal rose highest to head the ball past Gregor Kobel to give Los Blancos a much-needed lead. They’d been put under the cosh until the Spain international popped up with the opener.

Vinicius Junior made it 2-0 moments later as Carlo Ancelotti’s men won the European title for a record-extending 15th time. Carvajal is one of only three players in history to win six Champions League trophies alongside teammates Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Carvajal was a mainstay in Ancelotti’s side throughout the campaign including in Europe. He made 10 appearances, with one goal and one assist. He played a key role in helping Madrid complete a continental treble as they had the La Liga title and Supercopa de Espana already wrapped up.

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“This is football” – Dani Carvajal suggests Real Madrid were lucky to win the Champions League

Dani Carvajal admitted Real Madrid were fortunate to win the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund when speaking after the game at Wembley. The Spaniard said (via Madrid Xtra):

“We didn’t even deserve a draw, but this is football.”

It’s somewhat of a surprising admission from the Madrid star but his side were second-best for large parts of the game. His goal helped them take control of the game and eventually come out on top.

Carvajal will soon be back in action as he was named in Spain’s provisional squad for Euro 2024 and will expect to be on the plane to Germany. His nation have friendlies against Andorra (June 5) and Northern Ireland (June 8) but it’s unlikely he’ll feature given he’s just participated in the Champions League final.

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