UEFA Champions League Final, highlights: Real Madrid C.F. beat Juventus F.C. 4-1 to win their 12th title

first_imgReuters photoDisappointment for Gianluigi Buffon again. Will he get another chance to lift the elusive trophy or will he give up the chase. Defeat for Juve, but they can look back on this campaign with so much pride. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/iRuWizWSR4- #UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Cristiano Ronaldo is the man of the final and deservedly so. Real Madrid – 12 European Cups!56 ???57 ???58 ???59 ???60 ???66 ???98 ???00 ???02 ???14 ???16 ???17 ???#UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/XbSG89GQsv- #UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Real Madrid have won, they complete their 12th Champions League win also becoming the first team to win the UEFA Champions League  back to back in the modern era. ??? UEFA Champions League 2017#CHAMP12NS pic.twitter.com/xDA5RXoIUO- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017It is surely all but over now, Marco Asensio scores in stoppage time. Toni Kroos is brought for Alvaro Morata. Red card for second-half substitute Juan Cuadrado. Juve down to 10 men.83′ RED CARD ??´ @Cuadrado is sent off for a second bookable offence. #UCLFinal- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017Not many minutes left for Juventus now, if they want to get back into this game now is the best time. Unless they have some other plans for last minute heroics.Zidane brings the Welsh superstar ,Gareth Bale comes on for Karim Benzema.??? 77′ Primer cambio en las filas del Real Madrid. Se retira @Benzema y entra @GarethBale11. @juventusfces 1-3 #RealMadrid#APorLa12 pic.twitter.com/5Kj5eV9VTP- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017Massimiliano Allegri ringing in the changes now, after Juan Cuadrado came on for Andrea Barzagli, Miralem Pjanic makes way for Claudio Marchisio.advertisementThe Juventus back line are falling asleep, Ronaldo ever-present  in the box poaches a beauty, Buffon beaten for the third time this season. Previous to this match, he was beaten thrice in the whole tournament. ??? #APorLa12 ?? 61′ @Casemiro?? 64′ @Cristiano @adidasfootball #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/j74lqXFc5W- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017Goal!! Cristiano Ronaldo scores. Cometh the hour, cometh the man.  64′ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL de @Cristiano! @juventusfces 1-3 #RealMadrid#APorLa12 #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/TnJxGhgicY- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017A deflected cross finds the mid-fielder just outside the box, who thumps the ball into the back of the net. Casemiro scores another long ranger to give Real the lead, again.61′ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL de @Casemiro! @juventusfces 1-2 #RealMadrid#RMUCL #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/AmZaQeAlOK- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017Real Madrid have looked the livelier side in the second half so far, with Isco and Ronaldo inching ever closer to getting the lead back for Real. Looks like Gareth Bale is warming up on he sidelines, he is definitely going to make an appearance in his hometown. An interesting match-up has been on the Real’s left flank , as Marcelo and Dani Alves have been fighting the whole night for the ascendancy.  The second half is under way.???? #APorLa12Comienza la segunda parte!??? HASTA EL FINAL, VAMOS REAL! [email protected] 1-1 #[email protected] #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/MkbJaqwHmR- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017If the first is anything to go by, football fans will be treated to more attacking over the next 45 minutes.  Look out for Ronaldo to be more involved in the game, as he had faded away just as the half  waned.  Ex-Real Madrid player, Sami Khedira has been key in Juventus’ mid-field and has been more combative than  Casemiro and better at dictating the pace of the game. HALF-TIME: Juve 1-1 @realmadriden?? 20′ Ronaldo ?? 27′ @MarioMandzukic9 #UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/bIuoqS03ie- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017A terrific first half with both teams looking to attack and score goals. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to the lead , but a Mandzukic stunner made sure the half ends at 1-1 for Juventus.A pass from Sandro, which the big man chests down and after a stunning overhead kick beats Navas. All hail @MarioMandzukic9! ???What. A. Goal. #UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/EFRgkMUnRI- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017Mario scores a stunner to bring Juve level. It’s 1-1, game on.  GOOOAAALLL!!! SENSATIONAL FROM @MarioMandzukic9!!!!GAME ON!!!! #UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/KiXdix22Qv- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017Dani Carvajal passes the ball to Ronaldo, who unleashes a low strike towards the far post from just outside the box. The ball  flies past Buffon’s out-stretched hand and disturbs the net to give Real Madrid the lead.  Ronaldo draws first blood, beats Buffon after a turn over in midfield. 20′ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL de @Cristiano! [email protected] 0-1 #RealMadrid#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/3ajPbNEF9t- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017100 UEFA Champions League  game for Dani Alves?? #UCL games for Dani Alves! ?????????#UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/KhxT87n6oSadvertisement- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 201712′ YELLOW CARD! @PauDybala_JR cautioned for a coming together with Kroos. #UCLFinal- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 20173′ An early sight of goal as @G_Higuain twice tests Keylor Navas! FORZA RAGAZZZIII!! #FINOALLAFINE #ItsTime #UCLFinal- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017The match starts, with Real Madrid C.F. in their purple kit, while Juventus F.C. are playing in their traditional black and white stripes.Some stats before the match gets under way,Cristiano Ronaldo has 103 UEFA Champions League goals up till now in the competition, which means he has outscored all but 22 whole clubs in the competition’s 25-season history.It will be Juventus and Real Madrid’s 19th encounter in the Champions League, which is the second-most played fixture in the history of the tournament.Real Madrid have reached the final a record 15 times, winning 11 times. This is also their third final appearance in the last four years.If Real Madrid manage to win, they’ll be the only club in the Champions League era to have successfully defended their European title.The last team to win back to back trophies was Italian club, AC Milan who won it back in the years 1989 and 1990, when the tournament was known as the European Cup.On the other hand, if Juventus win the title, not only will they be winning it after 20 years, it will also be their first-ever treble and the first Champions League title for Gianluigi Buffon.As a matter of fact, the  team that will score first has a better chance to lift the trophy at tyhe end of the night in Cardiff, statistically speaking that is. In previous finals, 17 of the 23 teams that scored first won the game.Gianluiggi Buffon will become the second oldest player to win in the UEFA Champions League final, on 39 years and 4 months, after Manchester United’s Edwin van der Sar(40 years and 6 months).Real Coach, Zinedine Zidane was part of the Juventus team that last faced Real in the final back in 1998, when he ended up on the losing side.Real Madrid are currently at a record 64-game scoring streak and on the back of a La Liga title after 5 years.If Real Madrid fail to score,  only three would have managed to score past Buffon this season,  Lyon’s Corentin Tolisso, Sevilla’s Nicolas Pareja and Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe. Who will make history tonight?The Juventus captain gets ready for action. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/mWodgkQAeI- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Or,It looks like @Cristiano is raring to go! #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/i2EJGqPsrU- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017The Black Eyed Peas are ready to rock the football fans at Cardiff. They are belting out their hits from the last decade. ???? Opening ceremony tunes with @bep ???? #UCLFinal #ItsTime pic.twitter.com/oJsqlAen7T- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017The line-ups again ??? TEAMS ???Introducing the 22 players that will start the #UCLfinal… pic.twitter.com/OwwvKx3Bl8- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017The treasure that both teams are fighting for. advertisementJuventus or Madrid?Time for your #UCLfinal predictions!?? https://t.co/YpOIrJkPXo pic.twitter.com/ZEK0WeENVe- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017 The stadium looks stunning.Reuters photo Players are out on the pitchThe Juventus players go through their preparations. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/N6Gt9PZ2va- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Real Madrid arriving at the stadium When @realmadriden checked in at the #UCLfinal! pic.twitter.com/0NcDWsxKCr- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017The dressing rooms are ready. Everything in its place in the @realmadrid dressing room. #AccessAllAreas #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/mLDjUR8BDZ- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Plenty of focus on the legendary @juventusfc goalkeeper as he bids to become the oldest winner of the #UCLfinal https://t.co/9HfInyg11f pic.twitter.com/WZWUnBFyyu- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017 The teams have been named.  Here’s how the two teams will start. ??? Follow all the build up here: https://t.co/Ryq8HmzwF7 #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/Cf6ukYO2bQ- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017It will be a historic night either way ahead of the meeting between Real Madrid and Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday night.If Real Madrid manage to win, they’ll be the only club in the Champions League era to have successfully defended their European title.On the other hand, if Juventus win the title, not only will they be winning it after 20 years, it will also be their first-ever treble and the first Champions League title for Gianluigi Buffon.last_img

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