RONALDO GRABBED A BRACE AS REAL MADRID RETAIN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY IN THE PRESENCE OF BBC

Real Madrid beat Serie A champions Juventus 4 – 1 to retain the prestigious European Champions league title.

A Christiano Ronaldo brace, Casemiro and Marco Asensio goals won the day for the Laliga holders.

The Portuguese forward with Daniel Carvajal’s assist accessed the net at the 20th  minute with a righted footed shot just from 16 yards before old Real Madrid tormentor Mandzukic leveled matters at 27’.

Real Madrid restored their lead with Casemiro’s 61st minute goal before Ronaldo’s brace at 64’ secured their lead making him the top scorer of the competition with 12 goals and all-time top scorer with 105.

He as well becomes the only player to have netted goals in three champion’s league finals however the glory didn’t remain his alone as substitute Marco Asensio sealed the deal for Real Madrid.

The introduction of the Spanish attacking midfielder at 82nd minute resulted into him notching the fourth goal of the night at the 90th minute.

Juventus finished the match with ten men as Juan Cuadrado who came in the second half for Andrea Barzagli at the 66th minute was red carded at the 84th for pushing and stepping on Real Madrid Captain Sergio Ramos.

The defeat suffered by Juventus means the Old lady have lost five Champions League finals since they won the title against Ajax in 1996.

Whereas the victory by Blancos means the club and their Coach Zinadine Zidane become the first team and coach to win a back – to – back champions Leagues in the history of the competitions.

 

A night that started well for Italian side that took possession and won many hearts for their impeccable defense line that consists of Barzagli, Bonucci and Chiellini (BBC) who had just conceded 3 goals in 12 champions league games this seasons ended up a nightmare rendition of  1997/98 season in which Juve lost by a goal to Real.

Real Madrid is crowned the Champions of 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League with their 12th title.

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