Allegri Admits Poor Second Half Cost Juventus 2017 UCL Title

Allegri Admits Poor Second Half Cost Juventus 2017 UCL Title

Allegri Admits Poor Second Half Cost Juventus 2017 UCL Title

Real Madrid became the first team to win back-to-back Champions League trophies and they can thank Ronaldo for it.

Zidane managed the Spanish club to a second successive Champions League crown with a commanding 4-1 win over Juventus on Saturday, adding to triumphs in the Spanish league, the Club World Cup, and the European Super Cup.

He has also failed to take advantage of his last chance to win the trophy with Juventus' loss to defending champions Real Madrid.

But Casemiro restored Madrid's lead just beyond the hour and further strikes from Ronaldo and substitute Marco Asensio sealed victory for Zinedine Zidane's side, European champions in three of the last four seasons.

Zinedine Zidane, a head coach for only 17 months, became the first boss to oversee back-to-back European Cup successes since Arrigo Sacchi's fabled AC Milan team won the tournament in 1989 and 1990.

"It's very hard to reach the Champions League final two years running, but we've done it". After Mario Mandzukic scored an incredible first-half equaliser with an audacious overhead kick, Real did not let the Italians get away.

"I'm very happy. It was an unbelievable season again. In the second half their class, their strength, their ability to win these challenges was seen and they deservedly won", he said.

"Juventus played a great first half, then in the second Real Madrid were extraordinary".

Real Madrid have won the Champions league defeating Italian champions Juventus four goals to one on a momentous night in Cardiff. The numbers don't lie.

There was still time for a fourth for Madrid, with substitute Asensio finding the bottom corner after being found in the middle by Marcelo in stoppage time.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid of Spain on Saturday emerged champions of Europe for a record 12th time after overwhelming 10-man Juventus of Italy.

Leonardo Bonucci's raking pass was volleyed into the box by Alex Sandro and Gonzalo Higuain kept the ball airborne for Mandzukic to chest it up and send a looping volley over Keylor Navas.

Casemiro made it 2-1 after 61 minutes when his defelcted long-range wrong-footed veteran keeper Gianluigi Buffon - who has now lost in three finals - and Ronaldo swept in the third at the near post after a great run and cross by Luka Modric.

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