Zidane joy as Madrid reign supreme

Rufina Vignone
Giugno 19, 2017

Zidane managed the Spanish club to a second successive Champions League crown with a commanding 4-1 win over Juventus on Saturday, adding to triumphs in the Spanish league, the Club World Cup, and the European Super Cup.

"Boss! How are you?" said the 32-year-old as he embraced his former manager, before they posed for pics alongside Ronaldo's son.

"This is one of the best moments of my career - I have the chance to say this every year".

"In the first half we played beautifully but they pushed the accelerator in the second half and we could not resist", Allegri, whose side had been bidding to become the eighth club to land the "treble" having won Serie A and the Copa Italia this year, told reporters.

"We won the (Spanish) league on the very last day".

A few months after hitting the wonderful victor that gave Madrid their ninth European Cup in 2002, Zidane said: "I want La Decima (the 10th), La Undecima (the 11th) and La Duodecima (the 12th)". They lost all three Champions League final in which they participated.

"We promised to return and we have returned as champions", said Ramos as the squad visited the home of Madrid's local government and the city hall.

But it was that calm demeanour that appealed to Real chief Florentino Perez when he made the surprise decision to appoint Zidane as boss in January previous year.

"I knew at the beginning of the season that I could be an important player for the team. My family is happy and I am happy so yeah we will continue what we are doing". Now I have two or three days off to rest and after we have a (World Cup) qualifying game for Portugal and we have the Confederations Cup.

Ronaldo delivered the fatal blow three minutes later, tucking the ball just inside the post with a major assist from Modric.

"My only criticism of my team is that after the second goal we should have found a solution to stay in the game", he said.

Zidane has only one year left on his contract, but is widely expected to remain at the team's helm. "I think I'll be here next year!"

Drifting out to the right to find space, Ronaldo exchanged passes with Dani Carvajal and cleverly glided into the penalty area before guiding a clinical low strike past Gianluigi Buffon, via a slight deflection off Leonardo Bonucci.

The defeat against Madrid made it a hat trick of Champions League final losses for the Italy captain after being beaten with Juve by AC Milan and Barcelona in 2003 and 2015 respectively.

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