Real Madrid win Champions League Final 4-1 in Cardiff

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This is a team which jetted out of Cardiff having not only defeated Juventus 4-1, but done so by ruthlessly brushing aside an outfit that had just won a sixth successive Serie A title and had only conceded three goals in the Champions League up to the final.

Ronaldo's double finals on Saturday, June 3 at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, allied to goals by Casemiro and Marco Asensio, earned him a 4th Champions League win and gave Madrid their 3rd in 4 years and 12th in total.

Casemiro made it 2-1 after 61 minutes when his deflected long-range wrong-footed veteran keeper Gianluigi Buffon - who has now lost in three finals - and Ronaldo swept in the third at the near post after a great run and cross by Luka Modric.

"Now we have to enjoy all of this", he said.

"I hope to return many more times and that we can celebrate many more titles".

Asensio added: "Since the beginning of the season I knew I wanted to stay here, I wanted to gain minutes to play these kind of games and it's been an incredible season".

A move for Manchester United's David de Gea has always been rumoured and it would be no surprise to see Madrid sign a new goalkeeper.

"In the first half we played beautifully".

"We managed to defend for 15 minutes".

Gonzalo Higuain worked Keylor Navas twice, while Miralem Pjanic's snappy half-volley forced the Madrid goalkeeper into a smart one-handed save.

The Real Madrid player shared his new look with a blue steel stare on his Instagram account last night writing, "Do you like it????" accompanied by a winking emoji. In the run-up to the final, it sounded like Juventus were favourites and were playing a team who'd reached the final by chance.

On average, the Real Madrid celebrations delivered 900,000 viewers and a 5.7% share for the DTT network. If somebody wins the Ballon d'Or and scores so many goals, obviously it's a big advantage.

"My family is happy and I am happy, so yes we will continue what we are doing".

The Frenchman recalled previous criticism when he said: "I don't want to say I'm very good because before I was scandalously bad as a coach and now I'm supposed to be the best".

"It's been an extraordinary season".

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 600 career goals for Real Madrid and country, including 105 in the Champions League, and has finished as the top scorer in the competition for the last 5 seasons.

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