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Rampant Real Thrash Juve, Retain Champions League

Rampant Real Thrash Juve, Retain Champions League

His first effort was his club's 500th in the competition.

The first half saw a dominant Juventus, who attacked right from the beginning of the game.

He said: "We are disappointed". Now I have two or three days off to rest and after we have a (World Cup) qualifying game for Portugal and we have the Confederations Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo said he had no intention of slowing down after spearheading a 4-1 victory over Juventus that made Real Madrid the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League.

That means Ronaldo finishes the tournament on 12 goals, one clear of Messi after the Barcelona forward did not play since the quarter-finals, when his side lost to Juve.

Champions League final: Real Madrid's Ronaldo delivers against Juventus when it matters
However, Zidane turned the tide in the space of a few words when he faced his uncertain players in the dressing room. It is the Ronaldo Rule, or the CR7 Commandment: If it's a final, and he's there in Madrid colours, he scores.

Juventus were on top for large periods of an entertaining and open first 45 minutes, as Ronaldo's opener was cancelled out by Mario Mandzukic's superb overhead kick.

Juventus' supporters gather to follow the UEFA Champions League Final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid on June 3, 2017 in Piazza San Carlo in Turin.

CRISTIANO RONALDO was Real Madrid's history maker in Cardiff last night.

Real Madrid players shared their joy with fans on social media, posting pictures and videos of the after-match celebration with the trophy.

"Deserved to be first to defend the Champions League, ever". The Italian Champions were all over the field and dominating Real Madrid.

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"What is important is that I did again, an wonderful season, me and my team-mates won the double", said Ronaldo, who has now scored 108 goals in the Champions League.

No team collects European trophies as ruthlessly as Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane's men took control after the interval as Brazilian midfielder Casemiro's deflected shot restored the lead for the Spanish side.

Gareth Bale came on late in his hometown final and soon saw Real captain Sergio Ramos' theatrical reaction earning substitute Juan Cuadrado a second booking, with Asensio compounding matters at the death.

"I had to take some risks tonight", Allegri said.

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