From the Back Pages, May 25: Bale wins European Cup for Real and Ronaldo scores late penalty to secure La Decima

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Gareth Bale headed home an extra-time goal to put Real Madrid on the cusp of winning their 10th European Cup. Diego Costa had earlier been substituted after only nine minutes in Lisbon, but Ateltico still managed to take a first-half lead. Sergio Ramos scored an injury-time equaliser but the night seems set to belong to the boy from Wales. (Daily Mail)

To add to the injustice many in the Championship already feel about their outsized wage-bill, QPR yesterday committed an act of larceny unlikely to be surpassed at Wembley. Having been so outplayed by Derby County in this play-off final that County’s goalkeeper, Lee Grant, had not made a single save, QPR stole victory with an 90th minute goal by Bobby Zamora that may just have rescued his club from meltdown. (The Inddependent)

Liverpool transfer rumours: Bojan puts Reds on alert after demanding Barcelona exit. (The Mirror)

JUAN MATA could be one of the first victims of Louis Van Gaal’s new Manchester United regime as Barcelona line up a big-money move. (The Express)

Chelsea have agreed to sell David Luiz to Paris St-Germain for a fee of about £48million – a world-record for a defender – and are planning to invest the funds in a top-class midfielder. The Premier League club hope to sign one of Juventus’ Paul Pogba, Atlético Madrid’s Koke or Paulinho of Tottenham Hotspur. Each would cost in excess of £30million. (The Telegraph)

Jonny Wilkinson’s final appearance on a rugby ground in Britain ended with the outside-half becoming the last captain to hoist the Heineken Cup after another polished performance that should give his latest successor at No10 in the England team, Owen Farrell, considerable pause for thought. (The Guardian)

Lewis Hamilton fuming after Nico Rosberg takes Monaco pole after investigation. (The Times)