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UEFA Champions League

Ronaldo Leads Real To Back-To-Back UCL Titles

UEFA Champions League Final

Result: Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid

Date: 03 June 2017

Venue: National Stadium

Real Madrid became the first team to win the UEFA Champions League back-to-back, after a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Los Blancos to a 4-1 win over Juventus in the final.

Zinedine Zidane opted to start Gareth Bale on the bench, as Isco maintained his spot in the line-up. While James Rodriguez was left out of the squad completely.

The Italian outfit enjoyed an impressive start to the opening 10 minutes, as the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic forced Keylor Navas into a couple good saves.

It took a while for Real to get going, but they opened the scoring with their first chance in the 20th minute as Ronaldo exchanged passes with Dani Carvajal, before slotting into the far corner.

Seven minutes later, Juve leveled matters as Mario Mandzukic controlled a pass from Gonzalo Higuain before finding the back of the net with a superb bicycle kick.

Massimiliano Allegri's charges continued to dictate play after leveling matters, although the flow of the game was disrupted by numerous fouls.

Nonetheless, neither side could carve out another clear-cut chance as the score remained 1-1 at the break.

After a quiet opening to the second half, Los Blancos restored their lead in the 60th minute via Casemiro's deflected effort from distance.

Los Blancos grabbed a third goal four minutes later, as Luka Modric raced to the byline and fired the ball to the far post, where Ronaldo was on hand to tap home, 1-3.

Allegri responded by introducing Juan Cuadrado for Andrea Barzagli as they looked for a way back into the clash.

Zidane opted for his first change after 76 minutes as Karim Benzema made way for Bale, as they looked to see out the rest of the half.

Juventus were then reduced to 10 men in the 83rd minute when Cuadrado was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Los Blancos rounded off the scoring in the 90th minute as Marcelo embarked on a fine run, before picking out Marcos Asensio, who slotted into the bottom corner as Real claimed their 12th Champions League title.

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