What Cristiano Ronaldo said to Sir Alex Ferguson at Champions League final

After the game Bale said he'worked tirelessly at home to get himself fit again

After the game Bale said he'worked tirelessly at home to get himself fit again

I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half.

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.

Ronaldo Junior dazzled the crowd with an expert drag-back, a turn that beat two players, and a cool finish.

Madrid became the first team to defend the European Cup successfully since Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan in 1990 and the first to achieve the feat since the competition relaunched as the Champions League in 1992.

It was Zidane's stunning volley against Bayer Leverkusen that won Real the 2002 title in Glasgow, while past year, five months after replacing Rafael Benitez as coach, he breathed new life into a demotivated team and took them to the Champions League trophy.

"Throughout our history, Madrid are the team that has won the most". So I am very happy. They started better in Cardiff, and then equalised too, but they went down when the ball imposed the reality that Zidane's men's quality is incomparable. They had three early attempts on goal. You can not criticise as the numbers don't lie.

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Marca's front page proclaimed Zidane's side as "Masters of the Universe", while also pointing out Cristiano Ronaldo's brace meant he finished as the Champions League's top scorer for a fifth successive season.

"With this squad of players and their hard work, we know we can win these things". His tally now reads as - 406 goals for Real Madrid in 394 games; 118 goals for Manchester United in 292 games; five goals for Sporting Lisbon in 31 matches; and for his country, 71 goals in 138 games.

Rodriguez was not even used in the semi-finals against Atletico Madrid and played just seven minutes off the bench in the quarter-final first leg win over Bayern Munich.

Speaking about the jeers Real fans levelled on him during down times in the season, Ronaldo said: "It is not the moment to speak about [whistles]".

He headed in the opener in 2016 against Atletico and again came to his side's rescue with a cynical challenge on Atletico forward Antoine Griezmann to halt a late counter-attack when the game was poised 1-1, later converting his penalty in the shoot-out win.

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