Real Madrid win Champions League 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to ensure Real Madrid win Champions League final against Juventus.

Spanish football club, Real Madrid win Champions League for a record 12th time and first back to back title win by any club.

The Los Blancos have now won the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League thrice in four seasons, by defeating Italian club Juventus in an exciting game which ended 4-1 at the Principality stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a 20th-minute goal against and later made it a brace with a 64th-minute goal. Mario Mandzukic netted the only goal from Juve at 27 minutes into the play.

The first half ended end on a 1-1 par, but the Madrid side showed more resolve to win the victory as more goals came from Ronaldo, Carlo Casemiro, and a 90th-minute screamer from Marco Asensio to seal the victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo shone in Cardiff has he set new records by scoring in the UEFA Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo Stats
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in three different Champions League finals (2017, 2014 and 2008), more than any other player.
  • Ronaldo scored his 600th goal in all competitions for club and country.
  • CR7 has won the UEFA Champions League 4 times in his career!  2008  2014  2016 2017
  • The 32-year-old has scored 105 UCL goals.
Other Stats
  • Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich, Juventus) became the third player to score in a European Cup/Champions League final for two different teams after Velibor Vasovic (Partizan Belgrade, Ajax) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid).
  • Real are the first team in the Champions League era to retain the trophy.
  • Juan Cuadrado became the third player to be sent off in a Champions League final, after Jens Lehmann (2006) and Didier Drogba (2008).
  • Zinedine Zidane is the first manager to win back-to-back European Cup/Champions League trophies since Arrigo Sacchi with AC Milan (1989, 1990).
  • Real have won their last six European Cup finals, last losing one in 1981 versus Liverpool.
  • Real became the first team in Champions League history to score 500+ goals (503 goals total).
  • Gianluigi Buffon was the third oldest player to feature in a European Cup final at 39 years and 126 days old

 

 

 

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