Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid
(Web desk)- Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Real Madrid against Juventus in the Champions League final
Cristiano Ronaldo has won four Champions League finals – three with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for a record 12th time after outclassing 10-man Juventus in a high-quality Champions League final in Cardiff.
Ronaldo put Real ahead with a first-time finish from 16 yards before Mario Mandzukic equalised from just inside the area with a sensational overhead kick beyond Keylor Navas.
Real took control after the interval, Brazilian midfielder Casemiro’s deflected shot restoring the lead before Ronaldo sealed victory for Zinedine Zidane’s side after poking home from close range following Luka Modric’s cross.
Juventus played the last six minutes with 10 men after substitute Juan Cuadrado was booked twice inside 18 minutes, before substitute Marco Asensio hit the fourth after Marcelo’s fine pass.
Zidane has now won back-to-back Champions Leagues – as well as this season’s La Liga title – since he took charge of Real in January 2016.
Italian champions Juventus have lost five Champions League finals since they last won the competition in 1996.
Real forward Gareth Bale came on as a 77th-minute substitute in his home city after recovering from a calf injury.
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Mario Mandzukic scores a sublime overhead kick for Juventus in the Champions League final against Real Madrid
Mario Mandzukic scored a sublime overhead kick for Juventus
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