Real Madrid KINGS of Europe for the 12th time
Real Madrid are champions of Europe for the 12th time as a Cristiano Ronaldo brace powered Los Blancos past Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final on Saturday night at the Principality Stadium in in Cardiff, Wales.
Ronaldo scored in the 20th and 64th minutes, Casemiro struck in the 60th minute and then substitute Marco Asensio finished off the emphatic scoreline with a goal just minutes before full-time.
Juventus’ lone goal came from a dazzling volley from Mario Mandzukic in the 27th minute, but it was Real’s sensational second-half that will be remembered as the determining factor in this final.The victory marks Real’s second straight Champions League title and third in the last four years, and Saturday’s triumph was arguably their most impressive of the trio.
Leading up to the final, Juventus had conceded just three goals the entire tournament, yet in a span of 90 minutes Real had Juventus’ legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon digging the ball out of his own net four times.