Gareth Bale: Winning Champions League in home city is 'dream come true'

Hazel Gray
June 4, 2017

Kroos played as Madrid cruised to a 4-1 win over 10-man Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday, becoming the first team in the Champions League era to retain their title.

Of Ronaldo, who scored a brace and hit 600 career goals in the process, he added: "As a team we played very well in the quarter-final, the semi-final and today, but in the end you need that guy to score and win this title".

Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid "really suffered in the first half and Juventus had a great game too".

Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles.

Manchester United, however, went against protocol by remaining in their away kit after beating Ajax to win the European League last month. "It's one more record, these players deserved it and I did as well because I scored two goals and I'm the top scorer in the Champions League".

"When you are in this great club, with these players, we can work well and do unbelievable things".

Buffon: I have one more chance to win the Champions League
Juve played very well in the first half, creating some opportunities, but in the second half we were very impressive. After receiving the award, Ronaldo said: "This season has been wonderful ".

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Buffon had played in two previous Champions League finals and both times went home as a runner-up. In the second half, we saw the best Madrid performance of the entire season'.

On the other hand, this was Juventus' seventh defeat in their past nine finals, including the last five in a row.

Real Madrid ran out 4-1 winners, with Ronaldo scoring twice, once in each half. However, it was RM who drew the first blood in the game as Cristiano Ronaldo found the back of the net in 20 minute. The world player of the year knocked the ball across to Dani Carvajal on the right flank before drifting into the penalty area to receive it back and beat Buffon.

He scored from just inside the area with a sensational overhead kick beyond Keylor Navas, a goal that should stand out as one of the best.

The Italians also had substitute Juan Cuadrado dismissed six minutes from time, when the score was 3-1, after two yellow cards.

The 27-year-old said of Portuguese playmaker Ronaldo: "Everybody knows that he is very important". "Then I have to choose the team". The numbers don't lie.

Juve had been bidding to complete a Treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League successes and Allegri said they could still reflect on their season with pride. "We've won trophies and of course it is one of the best moments of my career - I have the opportunity to say this every year but it's true!"

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