C Ronaldo proved the difference on a night that saw him net his 600th career goal for club and country.The Real Madrid star earned Real a record, 12th European Cup under the roof of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
C Ronaldo gave Real the lead with a side-footed stroke on 20 minutes.
Mario Mandzukic’s superb control and overhead kick levelled the scores at the break.
But Casemiro’s deflected drive, Ronaldo’s instinctive finish and a Marco Asensio tap-in put the game beyond Juventus.
Hometown boy Gareth Bale, who started on the bench, said: “What an incredible scene. The city has done an immaculate job in hosting a great event,” he said.”To win this at home is a great feeling, it’s been a hard season, I’ve worked tirelessly to get fit and these are your rewards.”We have made history, we’ll enjoy this moment now.. We needed confidence at half-time, and we had to take our chances which we did.
“I was happy to get on.”
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opener for Real Madrid
Ronaldo said: “I prepared myself for this, you win the biggest prizes because of what you do at the end of the season.”Zidane gave us a very positive half-time team talk and told us he really believed in us. It has been an incredible end to the season by us. We are the first team to win it two years in a row and I scored two goals.”It’s another record for us and the players deserve it and so do I because I scored twice and I’m the top scorer in the Champions League.”
Mario Mandzukic (left) scored Juventus’ equaliser