I'm an Ajax fan and Real sympathiser/fan, and seeing Real win the CL was obviously a delight.

However - I do agree that the best times for CL were the 1997-1998 to 2007, maybe 2008 period. After that everything became calculated, became almost mathematical. Dribbles are no longer about flair and trying to side foot a defender, it's all about going vertical and straight to the goal. The artistry is not as evident as before and that's a shame.