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.
- 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