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Summary

  1. Leinster beat Racing 92 15-12 to win Champions Cup
  2. Leinster join Toulouse as four-time European champions
  3. Johnny Sexton kicks 3 pens for Leinster and Isa Nacewa 2

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Adios!

    Not pretty, not expansive, not that Leinster will care.

    Four-time kings of Europe, they join French giants Toulouse as the most successful team in the history of Europe's top-flight competition.

    Now it's just left to wrap up domestic matters - join us here for the Pro14 and Premiership finales over the next couple of weeks.

    You can read our report of a Bilbao nail-biter here.

    Adios!

  2. 'Champions find a way to win'

    FT: Leinster 15-12 Racing

    Paul Grayson

    Former Lions and England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Champions find a way to win. Leinster weren't at their best today, against a side that had nothing to lose, but in those crucial moments they found something more. No surprise Johnny Sexton was at the heart of it.

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    Andrew: Jordi Murphy lifts the Champions Cup trophy, but is now leaving Leinster for a ‘basketcase’ of a club in Ulster. I’m sure he’s delighted about that one! But we’re doubly delighted to have him!

  4. 'The last penalty was the first time we took the lead'

    FT: Leinster 15-12 Racing

    Sepaking to BT Sport, Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong said: "It feels amazing because it was a weird game of rugby. It was stop-start and neither team got into their flow but we are delighted to get the right result.

    "I suppose we didn’t use the ball the way we wanted to and the last penalty was the first time we took the lead. But we kept a cool head and luckily it came off for us.

    "This is my first ever European trophy and as a younger player in the squad it is nice to have the pedigree we do in Europe. We have been working up to this over the last two years and its amazing."

  5. Post update

    Racing's Dan Carter, who pulled out of the match before kick-off with a hamstring injury, said: "It was only yesterday in a fitness test that I knew that I was not going to make it. It was frustrating to have to sit there and watch, but we were pipped by a great side.

    "We stuck in there for the majority of the game, but big matches come down to big moments and we just got those wrong.

    "We are like a family and you can see that by how we were defending with everyone working so hard for their mates outside them."

  6. 'We did it the hard way'

    FT: Leinster 15-12 Racing

    Speaking to BT Sport, Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton said: "We did it the hard way. We couldn't get going in the game. Every time we got into their 22 the ball was killed.

    "It was very greasy and they slowed it down at the ruck, but I can't believe we are champions again. I’m so happy for the young lads and the coaches. Stuart Lancaster has been brilliant since he has come in."

    Asked about Lancaster's impact, Sexton said: "We had a near miss last year which we learnt a lot from, but the belief he [Lancaster] has instilled in us has meant a lot.

    "Two more wins in the league before we go to Australia will cap off the season. It will be a tough game against Munster who will come out hard at us now we are European Champions."

  7. 'There are no excuses'

    FT: Leinster 15-12 Racing

    Johnny Sexton - with three stars about his province badge to mark Leinster's previous European triumphs - is just speaking to television.

    But first Donncha Ryan, Racing's former Munster second row, for the losing side's perspective.

    "Our discipline and communication just let us down, but credit to Leinster they just kept coming," he tells BT Sport.

    "Remi came in and did a great job in difficult conditions, there are no excuses, we were still in control inside the final 10 minutes. "

  8. 'The genius'

    FT: Leinster 15-12 Racing 92

    Leinster wing Isa Nacewa speaking to BT Sport: "Racing are world class. Johnny Sexton said that it would be a Test match all week. They have got the best defence in the tournament, but fortunately we have got the genius Johnny to marshall us around the pitch."

  9. Full-time

    Leinster 15-12 Racing 92

    Leinster are champions of Europe for a fourth time!

    They took the long, scenic and rocky road in this final, but they made it to their planned destination.

    Leo Cullen is in tears in the stands.

    Leinster win
  10. Missed drop goal

    Leinster 15-12 Racing 92

    Remi Tales snaps the drop goal...WIDE!

    Remi Tales
  11. Post update

    Leinster 15-12 Racing 92

    But Racing have regained the restart!

    This drama is not done. There is a final act.

    Racing are manoeuvring their way into range.

    The Leinster 22m is in sight, the clock is red...

  12. Penalty - Leinster 15-12 Racing 92

    Isa Nacewa

    Leinster lead for the first time in the final with two and half minutes to go.

    Isa Nacewa
  13. Post update

    Leinster 12-12 Racing 92

    Racing offside!

    This is bang in front.

    A routine three surely.

    And Isa Nacewa, still on kicking duties, is going to take every second over it...

  14. Post update

    Leinster 12-12 Racing 92

    A huge line-out steal from Leone Nakarawa as he swats a Leinster throw back to his scrum-half on his own 22m.

    But what is Teddy Thomas doing?

    The Racing wing wastes that good work as he goes blind and is bundled into touch.

  15. Penalty - Leinster 12-12 Racing 92

    Isa Nacewa

    He has not had the best game kicking from hand, but off the tee Leinster captain Isa Nacewa is A-OK.

    Level.

    Isa Nacewa
  16. Post update

    Leinster 9-12 Racing 92

    A rib-tickler of a tackle from Ole Avei on James Tracey.

    But Leinster are going to have a shot at goal. On the Racing 22m, pretty central.

    And Johnny Sexton, getting a spot of treatment, is going to leave it to Isa Nacewa...

  17. Penalty - Leinster 9-12 Racing 92

    Teddy Iribaren

    It lands!

    A grinning Dan Carter slaps his hands together like a performing sealion in the stands.

    Nine minutes to go.

    Teddy Iribaren
  18. Post update

    Leinster 9-9 Racing 92

    Now then, a nerve-jiggler of a kick for Teddy Iribaren after Leinster drag down a line-out jumper.

    Out on the touchline, just outside the Leinster 22m.

    He lines up and walks back...

  19. Replacement

    Leinster 9-9 Racing 92

    Baptiste Chouzenoux is on for Bernard Le Roux in the Racing back row.

  20. Post update

    Leinster 9-9 Racing 92

    Racing are going through the phases patiently waiting for the gap to appear...

    Too casual.

    Teddy Iribaren takes his eye off the ball and breakdown to instruct his backs and Dan Leavy pounces as the pill pops out from the mound of limbs.

    Turnover! And Jamison Gibson-Park wallops a clearing kick upfield