Buffon vows to take one more shot at winning Champions League

Posted June 05, 2017

Los Blancos secured their 12th Champions League title with a 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff.

Here's a look at the key stats that reveal why Cristiano Ronaldo is such a prolific footballer and Real Madrid such a dominant side.

The first half ended as a 1-1 stalemate following Cristiano Ronaldo's opener and Mario Mandzukic's stunning equalizer.

A key move for Madrid in its European resurgence was the signing of Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009, a transfer that took the team to another level.

2x He has scored at least twice as many Champions League goals as any other player in the quarter-finals (20), semi-finals (13) and finals (four).

The Portugal global finished 12 goals behind Lionel Messi in the La Liga scoring charts, but ended the season as a champion.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was delighted Welsh star Gareth Bale was able to play his part in the club's Champions League success.

"I feel like dancing", he said". "Today is a truly historic day for Real Madrid, for all Madrid fans".

Buffon is now 39 and although still as impressive as ever, he acknowledges that time is running out to win the one that (so far) got away.

Modric created his own piece of history too, becoming the first Croatian to win the competition three times, moving ahead of former AC Milan defender Dario Simic, who lifted the cup in 2003 and 2007. "It is a huge disappointment". In the second half, we saw the best Madrid [performance] of the entire season. "It was crucial for our performance in the second half".

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"(Madrid) showed their class and the attitude needed to play in this kind of game", Buffon said after losing a third final.

"We have won three Champions Leagues in four seasons so we have to be in that category", he said.

"I don't think Juventus has reached the end of a cycle at all", he said.

"The team has worked hard from the first minute.we have done a marvellous double".

"Then we have Confederations Cup (in Russia)".

"Zidane gave us a very positive halftime team talk and told us he really believed in us", the Portuguese added.

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer?

"The second half was better".

Not even Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola has achieved that epic feat. To be the first to retain the trophy since 1990 - you can't underestimate that. He has and he's done it with such good style.