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Ronaldo silences Madrid critics with 3rd CL title in 4 years

20 Juin 2017

A move for Manchester United's David de Gea has always been rumoured and it would be no surprise to see Madrid sign a new goalkeeper.

Now 32, most of the tricks are on show only in the warm up as he concentrates his efforts on that instinct and killer touch that all truly great strikers possess and that have helped him plunder at least 40 goals in each of the last seven seasons.

The Spaniards' unprecedented dominance commenced when they swept the first five stagings of the UEFA championship.

At the start of her speech, Manuela Carmena jokingly told the assembled Real Madrid players that she would be giving them chocolate medals. Toni Kroos is the only Madrid player to have created more chances than the man starting to challenge Roberto Carlos' legacy.

"I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half". "Our history is not coincidence". "But I'm very grateful to this wonderful club for giving me this opportunity".

The following evening, Blancos players were invited to a special reception with the mayor of Madrid.

"In the second half Real Madrid pushed the accelerator", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said, "and we remained too static and sat back too long".

Madrid's other sports daily Marca declared Real "masters of the universe". Everyone says we are favourites, but it's a final, in one game anything can happen. "And when those values emerge, if your opponent has more quality than you, then he's better".

Real managed to score three goals in the second 45 minutes against a Juve side that had only let in three in the previous 12 matches in this season's Champions League.

Juventus retreated after the break, though, and Casemiro's deflected strike restored Real's lead on the hour before Ronaldo struck the killer blow three minutes later.

The 27-year-old's performances have seen him linked with a move to Barcelona, who have appointed his old Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde as head coach, but Herrera appears keen to stay in the Premier League.

Now the players are simply raving after the big success which also included a first Spanish league and Champions Cup/League double in 58 years - mainly because he managed to keep all players happy and fresh by rotating a lot. The Portugal worldwide also recorded his 600th goal from a brace in the trouncing of the Italian team.

Ronaldo silences Madrid critics with 3rd CL title in 4 years