Returning Real Madrid received as living 'legends'

Laura Christensen
June 6, 2017

A third Champions League win in four years has drawn comparisons to the great Real side that won the first five editions of the European Cup between 1955 and 1960.

With his back to goal, the younger Ronaldo beats both defenders with an effortless turn before bearing down on goal and poking the ball past the goalkeeper, much to the delight of the Real fans behind the goal.

Juventus conceded more goals in 90 minutes against Madrid than in their previous 1,080 minutes of Champions League action.

The incident made for sad news following what was a pulsating Champions League final between two European giants, which finished 4-1 to Real Madrid.

But Juventus' dreams of a first Champions League title in 21 years ended in heartbreak as Madrid upped the ante, regaining their lead as Casemiro's 30-yard drive flew home via a deflection.

And there might be more celebrations after the off-season break when Madrid face Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup in August, before taking on bitter rivals Barca in the two-legged Supercopa de Espana. "Maybe we played the best second half in all the season, against a very good team who defends really focused and that has very good players in the attack", Cristiano said about the final.

"Every Real Madrid fan is so grateful to him, he lifted our level of talent when he arrived in 2001 and was the best player in the world".

"I told the players to keep what they were doing but to play wider and put more pressure on them, and I said that when we got the ball play as you know how", Zidane said.

"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. We won La Liga and the Champions League and that's very hard.

"You need a guy to score the goals and he did it again", said the Germany global.

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

When the Juventus winger came over to complain about the challenge, making the slightest of contacts with Ramos's back, the Spaniard threw himself to the floor, earning the Colombian a second yellow card instead.

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