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Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

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Cristiano Ronaldo was able to look back on "an unbelievable season - again" having helped Real Madrid to back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles and been voted man of the match after becoming the first player to score in three finals.

Bale has now won the Champions League three times since joining Madrid from Tottenham in 2013.

Amid the post-game celebrations, Ronaldo shared an emotional moment with the iconic Scottish manager in the tunnel after the trophy celebration.

The former Tottenham player has now won three Champions League titles with the Spanish giants but despite fresh reports of interest from Manchester United, he has declared himself hungry for more success with the club he joined for a then world-record fee in 2013.

Ronaldo scored twice to finish the season as the top scorer in the competition with 12, meaning he has now finished as the outright or joint-leading goalscorer in the tournament for a record five seasons in a row. It's an unbelievable season for me and my team-mates to win the double.

Leonardo Bonucci admits that Juventus' defeat to Real Madrid was especially bitter as they believed it was their time to taste Champions League glory.

"Let me congratulate my boys for what they've done this season", said Allegri, whose side were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 final in Berlin.

The Italian champions' defensive wall had been nearly impregnable all season in Europe but was reduced to rubble as Real roared to victory with three goals after the break.

Feted as one of the finest talents of his generation, Zinedine Zidane has made the transition to management so smoothly that he has already eclipsed some of the game's most hallowed names just 17 months into his spell as Real Madrid boss.

Cristiano Ronaldo understandably took the accolades as his two goals helped to fire Real Madrid to a 12th European Cup but fundamental to their triumph over Juventus on Saturday was midfielder Luka Modric.

"But today we can say that we are a very good team and that we deserved to win the league and the Champions League".

Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas even accused Ferguson of tapping up the Frenchman off the back of a scintillating performance in the Champions League.

Kick-off at the Principality Stadium was delayed by two minutes due to an elaborate pre-match ceremony involving American pop act the Black Eyed Peas and when play got under way, Juve settled first. A 20-yard effort from Isco was comfortably saved by Gianluigi Buffon, while Ronaldo just could not reach Marcelo's deliciously curling cross. "Me and my team-mates have done the double". You can not criticise as the numbers don't lie. We won trophies. It's one of the best moments in my career.

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