Zinedine Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, club President Florentino Perez said on Saturday, after the Frenchman became the first manager to win the Champions League two years in a row with a dominant 4-1 win over Juventus.
Real's record 12th triumph in this competition - and third in four seasons - was predictably orchestrated by Ronaldo, who has now scored in three different Champions League finals.
"We're going to speak with Zidane, who's the conductor of this orchestra".
Paulo Dybala, who scored twice in the quarter-final win over Barcelona and is so highly regarded, never imposed himself on the game and was withdrawn. "I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half", said Juve captain Gianluigi Buffon, now a three-time beaten finalist.
He plays front-foot attacking football and has shown his clever side by rotating his squad so they reached the end of the season in peak form. The Portugal global also recorded his 600th goal from a brace in the trouncing of the Italian team.
While many expected Real Madrid to prevail, few thought the score would be so lopsided, given that defensive-minded Juventus entered the final having conceded only three goals during their entire Champions League campaign. "I was happy I got on to play". "And others like in Cardiff, when their win came while playing the best second half in colour that can be remembered in a final".
Juventus tried to battle back, but managed to create only a single chance in the ensuing 30 minutes and saw any hope of a comeback evaporate as Sandro's header off a Dani Alves free kick missed by inches. "I feel extremely happy because the truth is it's been a special year, you couldn't dream of anything better". They made a razor-sharp start - Miralem Pjanic's early 25-yard shot beaten away by Navas. "We started with difficulties but I think in the second half we were clearly superior", the Madrid coach said.
Smoke from the pyrotechnics hung high when play finally got under way, with Juventus flying out of the blocks and moving the ball around with confidence and authority.
In addition to this, the former Real player won the season's La Liga title. You can not criticise as the numbers don't lie.
Juve had been bidding to complete a Treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League successes and Allegri said they could still reflect on their season with pride.
"I feel like dancing", he said".
"It's been an extraordinary season".
Juve, though, can have no complaints and have now lost five Champions League finals since they last won the competition in 1996. The pressure finally told when Casemiro's speculative shot found its way into the bottom corner, with the ball flicking off Sami Khedira's heels and spinning beyond Buffon's reach.
Organisers said more than 60,000 fans went to the festival on Thursday and Friday with another capacity crowd flooding in on Saturday. Madrid will monitor the substantial investments their rival clubs make in new players this summer, but they will not fret over that.