Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane has now won back-to-back Champions Leagues – as well as this season’s La Liga title – since he took charge in January 2016, he has won both the 2016 and 2017 title for Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane’s winning machine reach super-club status as they retain Champions League title.
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Real Madrid first club to retain the Champions League and Real Madrid now have 12 European Cups! (56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 66, 98, 00, 02, 14, 16, 17) #UCLFinal and Real Madrid are The European Champions! They’ve done it! The most successful team in the history of the competition are the first to retain it since AC Milan. Incredible achievement by Zinedine Zidane’s side!
The ultimate winning machine at Real Madrid that might replicate the days when they were the prototype for the super-club, and at last it seems that the dream has been realised in this, the game’s most competitive era.
Their third Champions League trophy in four years, the first time the European Cup has been successfully defended in its new format, a 12th overall title that takes them so far ahead of the pack as to be uncatchable for possibly another generation.
Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure early in the match, gesturing to German referee Felix Brych about what he perceived as some rough treatment. Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 600 career goals.
But he ended the night as Real’s hero, winning his third Champions League winners’ medal for the Spanish club and fourth in total, as the 32-year-old continues to write new chapters in his glittering career.
The Portugal captain now has a remarkable record of 105 goals in 140 Champions League games – 12 of those coming in just 13 games this season. Big players define big matches and Ronaldo defines more than most. He did so again in Cardiff.
Real survived a whirlwind Juventus opening before taking control after the break, with Modric and Toni Kroos manipulating possession in midfield and Ronaldo providing the cutting edge.
Juventus had performed with such distinction in this Champions League that many experts understandably had them as favourites – instead they ended heavily beaten by a ruthless and wonderfully gifted side.
Real Madrid the Champions League winners will now face Europa League winners Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup (7:45 WAT) in Skopje, Macedonia, on the 8th of August, 2017.
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