Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid's incredible success

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Speculation is rife that Bale's time in Madrid could be nearing an end but he's determined to stay in Spain and win more trophies. AC Milan were the last team to retain Europe's top prize when they triumphed in 1989 and 1990.

"Now he is the best coach in the world".

"We dropped back too much and it was not good for us, and the second half he changed this".

"The players have entered into the legend of Real Madrid and of football, as has our coach", said club president Florentino Perez, as he reserved special praise for Zinedine Zidane.

"I hope to return many more times and that we can celebrate many more titles".

"He is the only one to win two consecutive Champions Leagues", added Perez.

Juve have now lost 5 successive European Cup finals and a record 7 in total.

According to Sky Sports, Juventus conceded more goals in the one match than they did in the entire competition leading up to it. "We'll speak with the coach; he is the person who will decide the future".


Ronaldo swept Dani Carvajal's centre into the bottom corner to give the Spaniards the lead after 20 minutes.

Real's opening goal from Ronaldo came from a devastating counter attack. With keeper Gianluigi Buffon close to 40, Barzagli 36 and Chiellini and Bonucci the wrong side of 30, it is tempting to suggest that Juve's rearguard will soon need rebuilding.

Leonardo Bonucci's raking pass was volleyed into the box by Alex Sandro and Gonzalo Higuain kept the ball airborne for Mandzukic to chest it up and send a looping volley over Keylor Navas.

The Juventus fans in the 72,000 crowd erupted, ramping up the atmosphere that was already crackling under the closed stadium roof.

Ronaldo said the turning point was an inspirational half-time speech from Zidane, whose words fired Madrid's three-goal blitz in the second period.

But he was brought on in the 77th minute and joined in the celebrations as Sergio Ramos lifted the trophy for the second-straight year.

Asensio tucked in the fourth goal after Marcelo had charged to the byline and Real's dominance was complete.

He scored only nine goals for Madrid this season, with his last goal coming in a Spanish league game against Villarreal in February. "Me and my team mates have done the double". "The numbers don't lie". I'm very happy - an awesome season, we've won trophies.

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