Champions League winner Gareth Bale hailed his team's character after Real Madrid were victorious in Lisbon.
The Welsh winger scored his side's second goal in their 4-1 win in Lisbon on Saturday night.
"We showed great character and got a late equaliser and we had the momentum from then on.
"It was a very difficult game. It was fantastic just to win," Bale told Gabriel Clarke.
"We showed perseverance and that never say die attitude."
After missing a number of chances in the opening 90 minutes, Bale was relieved to finally get one on target, after Sergio Ramos had dramatically equalised in injury-time of normal time.
"The manager said at half-time in extra-time that we needed to push forward and let the defence do their bit. Angel [Di Maria] ran forward and I was there to just pop it in.
"We showed great character and got a late equaliser and we had the momentum from then on."