Real Madrid won the Champions League for the 12th time
Madrid became the first team to win the trophy of the main European Cup twice in a row and three times in four years. It became the winner of the Champions League of 2016/17, defeating Juventus Turin with the score of 4:1.
From the very beginning of the meeting, Juventus managed to create several dangerous moments at the goal of Real. Pjanic could open the score already in the 7th minute if it were not for the super saver Navas - the goalkeeper pulled this ball in a beautiful jump.
However, after a couple of minutes, Real equalised the game and later, changed the zeros of the scoreboard with the first blow. The hero of the episode was none other than Ronaldo, who beat Carvajal and scored in the lower left corner. Leonardo Bonucci lacked just a few centimetres to block this blow - in the end, only a minimal ricochet from the Italian, and Ronaldo scores the 500th goal of Real Madrid in the most prestigious European competition.
A few minutes later, the masterpiece was performed by Mario Mandzukic – with a smart blow through himself the Croat sent the ball just under the crossbar of Navas’ goal. The Costa Rican went far, for which he paid 1: 1.
During the rest of the first half, both teams showed open football with a lot of attacks, which pleased the audience.
The second half began with the attacks of Madrid, which completely left Juve without a ball. Suddenly Casemiro struck. The blow came out not very powerful, but accurate - the ball went right under the post. Another ricochet for "black and white," and Real Madrid came forward again.
It took only three minutes, as the wards of Zidane increased the gap. Modric rushed into the attack and, picking up the ball at the very front line, gave it to the penalty area to Ronaldo. Cristiano has made a double, which allowed him to become the best scorer of the Champions League for the fifth time in a row.
Los Galácticos absolutely dominated on the field up to the final whistle. Only Alex Sandro could give the "old signora" a hope, but he failed quite a bit to send the ball to the far corner.
The dot in the duel was set by Marco Asensio, who finished off his opponent in the 90th minute.
Real and Juventus already met in the final of the Champions League in 1998 and then the Madrid won with a minimum score. It is interesting that the current head coach of Real Zinedine Zidane played for the Juventus then.
Now, Real is a 12-time winner of the Champions League (taking into account the previous Champions Cup competition). At the same time, the Madrid club won the tournament for the second time in a row. This success, like a year ago, came to the team thanks to Zinedine Zidane - the former footballer of Real and Juventus.