Friday, 18 August, 2017

Gareth Bale savours Real Madrid's Champions League final win in Cardiff

Real are champions again as Ronaldo double sinks Juventus Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo shoots at goal with a overhead kick
Hilda Schwartz | 18 June, 2017, 01:55

WALES delivered a spectacular Champions League final and Gareth Bale's Real Madrid delivered a superb display to retain the trophy at the Principality Stadium on Saturday night.

"I am very happy - an wonderful season again. We pressed a lot more and physically we won the game there too, so I'm very happy". "I prepared myself well for the final part of the season and I scored some important goals".

The Portuguese attacker, who recently won his fourth Champions League, will grace the cover of this year's Federation Internationale de Football Association game which will be released on the 29th September.

The most exciting thing about Monaco is that their success came with a very young squad, headlined by 18 year-old striker Kylian Mbappe who blasted into the big-time from nowhere to become the most coveted player in the world. They put more goals past Juventus in 90 minutes than the Italian champions had conceded in their previous 12 Champions League games.

"The two goals in quick succession hurt us and we were not able to react", Allegri said.

"I'm not going to confirm that I'm going to stay here my whole life, that just doesn't happen".

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By introducing Casemiro in midfield a year ago the coach took a step in the right direction and Raphael Varane getting regular football in place of Pepe, who seems set to leave at the end of his contract, will also help. "In the second half their class, their strength, their ability to win these challenges was seen and they deservedly won", he added.

Juventus equalised in the 27th minute with a volley by Mandzukic. They came away as losers for the seventh time in nine European Cup finals having also lost to Barcelona in 2015. If Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain could not lay a glove on Real, what chance do the likes of Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini have?

Casemiro restored Madrid's lead just after the hour and further goals from Ronaldo and substitute Asensio confirmed victory before Juve substitute Juan Cuadrado was harshly shown a second yellow card for pushing Sergio Ramos.

"No, I don't think Juventus have reached the end of a cycle at all", he said.

"Buffon will still be goalie next season and Barzagli with be with us for another year".

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