Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (right) struggled to influence proceedings against Atletico in Milan Getty Images

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said he "had a vision" that he would score the winner in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.

The Portugal international was on the fringes of the action for much of the showpiece event in Milan, but stepped up to score the decisive penalty in Real's 5-3 shootout win over their city rivals.

"I had a vision and saw I was going to score the winning goal, so I asked [Zinedine] Zidane to take the fifth penalty," Ronaldo was quoted as saying by Marca.

The match ended 1-1 after extra-time, with Sergio Ramos's first-half goal cancelled out by substitute Yannick Carrasco's late equaliser.

Ronaldo then scored the winning penalty in the shootout after Juanfran struck the post.

"[The Champions League win] is a very special moment, and it is well deserved for the players and the fans, who have always been there for us," the 31-year-old added.

"Zidane has done a phenomenal job and he deserves it because he's a gentleman and is humble, so I'm happy for him."

'Dream win'

Victory over Atletico at the San Siro gave Real an unprecedented 11th European Cup – and their second in three years.

Zidane became only the seventh man to win the European Cup both as a player and coach, just five months after he took over from Rafael Benitez as Real manager.

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane won the Champions League as a player with Real Madrid in 2002 Getty Images

The Frenchman told "I dreamt of this – I'm very positive. When the president gave me this chance, with this group of players... when you have players of this calibre, with this talent, you can achieve something big like we did tonight.

"I'm happy because I've been part of this great club for a long time now, first as a player, then as assistant and now as head coach. I'm really very proud to be in this great family.

"When you win something as big as the Champions League, it means a lot – for the players and the technical staff."