Ronaldo explains why he 'deserved' to win the Champions League

Keylor Navas

"I had to take some risks tonight", Allegri said. "Every player in the squad has played their part, and that's been the key factor this season".

Now, he's spoken about the season in which Real made history, and claimed it's no less than what they - and he - deserve.

In assists, last term's joint leader Neymar finished top outright this time with eight assists, having a hand in 12 goals overall as well as scoring four himself.

Juventus were beaten 4-1 by Real Madrid at Cardiff as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to secure his fourth triumph in the competition out of five finals.

"As a team we played very well in the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and today, but you need a guy to score the goals and he did it again".

"I prepared myself for this, you win the biggest prizes because of what you do at the end of the season", Ronaldo, who has benefited from playing fewer games than in previous campaigns, said as his team mates celebrated.

A lot of the credit for that achievement must go to manager Zinedine Zidane, who is threatening to become an even better coach than he was a player. I'm a happy man to win the 12th and we'll enjoy this moment now. "We are very confident and the plan is to win more".


While the Italians equalized soon after with Mario Mandzuci's stunning overhead kick, it was the Spanish team who kicked on in the second half.

"The two goals in quick succession hurt us and we were not able to react", Allegri said.

Speculation is rife that Bale's time in Madrid could be nearing an end but he's determined to stay in Spain and win more trophies. "This year we did it with hard work, desire and with the club and the players we have".

But the granite-like trio of Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci cracked after Juventus had been the better side in a first half that ended 1-1. Against Real Betis in March, he was lucky to avoid a red card before fumbling Antonio Sanabria's strike over the line, but Madrid ran out 2-1 winners. "They showed their class and the attitude needed to play in this kind of game".

"It has been a great year", Zidane said after the final whistle. "You can always count on me".

"My family is happy and I am happy, so yes we will continue what we are doing".

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