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5 of the best Champions League final goals

5 of the best Champions League final goals

Ronaldo is already regarded as one of the finest players ever to grace this competition, and indeed in the history of the game as a whole after a tremendous career. This was the third Champions League final for the Italian keeper in his near 22-year career.

Having also secured LaLiga glory, the win seals a famous double for Zinedine Zidane in his first full season at the helm, with Madrid the first side since AC Milan in 1990 to win back-to-back European crowns.

But on 61 minutes, Casemiro's 25-yard shot was deflected past Gianlugi Buffon by Sami Khedira, and Real Madrid regained the lead out of the blue.

That made Ronaldo the second man to score in three finals, after Alfredo Di Stefano, who netted in five in a row for Real in the 1950s.

Juventus, from Turin, Italy, has not lost during the 2016-17 Champions League season, and a win would give the side a third European Championship.

Madrid found the opener in the 20th minute as Ronaldo played Dani Carvajal into space, before neatly placing the fullback's cut-back beyond a fully outstretched Gigi Buffon.

Juventus impressed in the first-half, with their trademark defensive solidity keeping Madrid at bay for long periods. And then, in a second half which was as cruel as the first was compelling, Ronaldo scored again, his 600th goal for club and country. "In the second half their class, their strength, their ability to win these challenges was seen and they deservedly won", he said.

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"We're going to be extremely focused, very concentrated so we make as few mistakes as possible".

Casemiro restored Madrid's lead just after the hour and further goals from Ronaldo and substitute Asensio confirmed victory before Juve substitute Juan Cuadrado was harshly shown a second yellow card for pushing Sergio Ramos.

Bale has been hampered by ankle and calf injuries for much of the season, but the Wales forward was able to play a part in his hometown after coming on as a 77th minute replacement for Benzema.

"The objective is to win next season's Champions League, it is not easy, but nothing is impossible", Ronaldo said.

Real's World Cup-winning midfielder Toni Kroos also hailed Ronaldo after the game: "Everybody knows that he is very important".

Zidane has only one year left in his contract, but is widely expected to remain at the team's helm. I'm very happy - an incredible season, we've won trophies.


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    His shot deflected off Sami Khedira , before looping over Buffon into the net. Because Mandzukic had no business letting this ball fly.
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