Real Madrid wins UEFA Champions League

Modric, who was again masterful especially in setting up Cristiano Ronaldo's clinching third goal, believes it can continue.

Now, 13 years later, he made a triumphant return to Wales to further his ceaseless quest to be ranked not only as the best of his generation, but the very finest ever to lace up a pair of boots.

REAL Madrid players were labelled "insatiable" and "masters of the universe" by an adoring Spanish press yesterday after writing more UEFA Champions League history by thrashing Juventus 4-1 to win the trophy for the 12th time.

Only 18 months into his first head coaching job, the France great is lifting his fifth trophy with Real Madrid.

Real Madrid players celebrated after winning the Champions League final.

"We have won three Champions Leagues in four seasons so we have to be in that category", he said.

They certainly don't, as the Portuguese star scored 16 goals in his last ten games and a remarkable ten goals across the quarter, semi and final of this year's Champions League - all of which brought him to 42 goals across all competitions. "I always do my talking on the pitch".

"If I knew that things would end like this, I'd take it every season", the midfielder told Antena 3, as reported by Football Espana. I'm a happy man to win the 12th and we'll enjoy this moment now.

"The surgery still has a little more healing to do, but I will be able to rest in the summer, do some more rehab and then come next season stronger", he added.

His 50th and 51st goals of the season proved he was true to his word.

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 600 career goals for Real Madrid and country, including 105 in the Champions League, and has finished as the top scorer in the competition for the last 5 seasons.

And whatever French coach Zinedine Zidane told his Real players at halftime succeeded in producing a display of dominance that, once Brazilian Casemiro had put them 2-1 up on the hour, never looked in danger of ending in anything other than celebrations.

Madrid now has five titles more than AC Milan, the second most successful European club all-time. "Thanks to the determination we showed I'm so very happy".

"I think we can get better". I feel that it was correct the team that started the game.

Juventus conceded more goals on the night than it had on the journey to the final, having let in only three in the previous three games.

"We needed confidence at half-time and we had to take our chances, which we did", he said.

Juve centre back Leonardo Bonucci drove a long diagonal ball which Alex Sandro reached and cushioned back across the box. "This year fantastic again, last year awesome too".

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