5 of the best Champions League final goals

Real defeat Juventus to retain Champions League

Real defeat Juventus to retain Champions League

Then came the Club World Cup with Real Madrid and the end of a five-year Spanish title drought before new highs were reached in the Champions League.

The ball did not touch the ground between leaving Bonucci's boot and hitting the net.

Ronaldo scored two of the goals, making him the leading scorer in the competition for the fifth straight season with 12 - one more than Lionel Messi.

They have also become the first team to defend the title since the competition was revamped in 1992. Real Madrid wanted to be the first club to retain the trophy since it moved to the Champions League format.

Few people can remember what happened in the 2005 Champions League final prior to Liverpool's fantastic comeback, but before it all went wrong for them, Milan were very impressive.

Saturday's Champions League final is the first being played under a closed roof due to security fears that intensified in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack last month that killed 22 people.

The Italian champions also had substitute Juan Cuadrado sent off after he was shown a second yellow card for a gentle push on Sergio Ramos that drew a comical overreaction from the Madrid skipper.

Durant leads Warriors to Game 1 win over Cavaliers
It is what it is. "That's something we have to limit going forward", Kyrie Irving said afterwards. "But that's what stands out". Durant dominated, dunking six times in the first half and splashing a procession of three-pointers in the second.

It was the first time that Madrid have scored in every LaLiga match.

Ronaldo could have had a hat trick in the 73rd minute when he was picked out in the middle of the box unmarked by Marcelo, but he could only blaze his first-time effort over the bar.

That goes to Mandzukic who's stunning overhead kick brought Juventus back into the game.

After the break it was Zidane's men who set the tempo. Cristiano Ronaldo surged forward, completed a give-and-go with Dani Carvajal on the right and his low drive from the edge of the area took a decisive deflection off Leonardo Bonucci to go beyond Gigi Buffon into the far bottom corner.

Cardiff native Gareth Bale made an appearance as a late replacement for Karim Benzema, having been out since April 23 with a calf injury.

Substitute, Marco Asensio scored the fourth goal for Madrid.

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