Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe


Real Madrid won 4-1.

From Diego Maradona to Ronaldo (the Brazilian), the gallery above features 20 players who have never won the Champions League.

"We had a date with history, we really wanted to win and we managed to achieve what no-one has ever done before - win two Champions League finals in a row", Ramos told reporters.

"Kings 12 times", splashed La Razon, while Spain's oldest newspaper, ABC, wrote "Real Madrid without limits".

Guillem Balague has insisted that Real Madrid have no plans to sell Gareth Bale this summer after recent speculation linking him with a possible transfer to Manchester United.


The praise spread further afield, with France's L'Equipe labelling the winners "Unreal Madrid", while Portugal's E Bola featured a picture of Ronaldo leaping in celebration with the headline "Jump to eternity". The goalkeeper blocked a header and strike from Gonzalo Higuain, and produced a one-handed save when Miralem Pjanic picked a gap through a crowd of defenders.

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Bonucci's flighted pass from deep was volleyed into the box by Alex Sandro and Higuain chested the ball down before teeing it up for Mandzukic.

"Cristiano Ballon d'Or", the Portuguese sang along with the fans as he was lifted into the air by his teammates.

This time, Zidane was a spectator on the Madrid sidelines, but enjoying it just as much.

Real were unstoppable after the break, restoring their lead through Casemiro's deflected shot before Ronaldo scored at the near post from a cross by the outstanding Luka Modric.

Croatia playmaker Modric, who brilliantly set up Ronaldo's second goal, was quick to pay tribute to manager Zinedine Zidane.

"(Madrid) showed their class and the attitude needed to play in this kind of game", Buffon said after losing a third final.