Gareth Bale celebrates UEFA Champions League title at home

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said even his side's rock-like defence was powerless to resist Real Madrid's firepower as the Italian club's hopes of a first Champions League triumph in 21 years ended in heartache on Saturday.

"He said at half-time that we needed to be more aggressive, to not allow Juve to keep the ball easily like they did in first half after our goal". "It's a tremendous joy for the players, for this huge club and I am happy because it is not easy to win things like La Liga and the Champions League", he said.

"It's another record for us and the players deserve it and so do I because I scored twice and I'm the top scorer in the Champions League".

Asensio added: "Since the beginning of the season I knew I wanted to stay here, I wanted to gain minutes to play these kind of games and it's been an incredible season".

"I need to go on holiday and rest, and come back stronger next season - mainly for my ankle just to get it properly recovered", Bale said.

Zidane, 44, led Madrid to glory in last season's Champions League less than 5 months after succeeding Rafael Benitez to take up his first managerial role. I'm also lucky to be part of this club and with this squad. The pressure told in the 27th minute.

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By introducing Casemiro in midfield past year the coach took a step in the right direction and Raphael Varane getting regular football in place of Pepe, who seems set to leave at the end of his contract, will also help.

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.

From beaten finalists Juve, Gianluigi Buffon is joined by Leonardo Bonucci and Miralem Pjanic, with semi-finalists Atletico Madrid and Monaco represented by Jan Oblak, Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godin, Kylian Mbappe and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

"But today we can say that we are a very good team and that we deserved to win the league and the Champions League".

"Buffon will still be goalie next season and Barzagli with be with us for another year".

In the Premier League, the tale of the season was supposed to be the renewal of the rivalry between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as they took charge of their new teams in Manchester, City and United respectively. They've still got lots to give.

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