Gareth Bale's sensation scissor-kick inspired Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title on Saturday (Sunday NZT) with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders and an early injury to star Mohamed Salah.
A fourth Champions League crown in five years asserts Madrid as the dominant European team of the era.
Bale repeated his claim his his postgame news conference and said he would consider leaving the club this summer if he was not fully in Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane's plans.
"I need to be playing week in, week out and obviously that hasn't been happening this season for one reason or another", he told BT Sport.
Madrid could have done with Bale's incisiveness, as the Spaniards found it hard to get out of their own half at times during the first half.
Zidane wouldn't commit when asked if Bale would get assurances over a place in the starting XI next season, saying: "It might be complicated".
"It was one of those goals when you just go "wow" and up there as one of the best Champions League or European Cup goals ever".
"It's complicated but everyone looks at themselves".
"I understand who wants more minutes, Bale has made the difference".
Well, Zidane responded in his own way, when Gareth Bale, only on the pitch for literally seconds, connected with Marcelo's cross into the box to produce a stunning overhead kick past the disbelieving Loris Karius. I've had many attempts go close and it's nice to see one go in the back of the net in such an important contender.
Louisiana no longer under tropical storm watch
By late Sunday and Monday, Alberto will be far north in the Gulf, but our weather will come down to where Alberto's tail ends up. The official National Hurricane Center forecast released Thursday said the season is likely to be near or above normal .