Real Madrid have become the first ever team to win the Champions League in successive years since 1992 after a 4- 1 victory over Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday, thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Zinedine Zidane’s men created history with this win which was also the club’s first ever Champions League – La Liga double since 1958. Though Real opted to start with Isco rather than Bale, they roared into the lead in the 20th minute when Ronaldo found the bottom corner with a first time finish off Carvajal’s cutback.
Juventus went on to equalise seven minutes later when Mario Mandzukic scored a stunning overhead kick to leave the game in the balance at half-time.
However, Real Madrid unleashed their lethal self in the second half. With Juventus defending in numbers, Casemiro saw his hopeful long ranger take a deflection and beat Buffon. A few minutes later, Cristiano Ronaldo bagged his brace with a neat side-footed finish at the near post after Modric’s cutback. Marco Asensio applied the finishing touches late on to make it 4-1.
A shell-shocked Juve had nothing to offer for the rest of the game as Real Madrid danced their way to a historical triumph that will be talked about for years to come.