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Zidane’s Real delight in historic repeat and will aim for more

Cristiano Ronaldo just seems to be getting better and better.It was Zidane’s stunning volley against Bayer Leverkusen that won Real the 2002 title in Glasgow, while past year, five months after replacing Rafael Benitez as coach, he breathed new life into a demotivated team and took them to the Champions League trophy.But let’s not forget just how vital Ronaldo’s days at Manchester United were for his development.Madrid’s third Champions League triumph in four years marked Bale’s seventh trophy at the club but the 27-year-old winger remains hungry for more success.Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has refused to give Gareth Bale assurances over his future after the Wales global was left out from the start in the Champions League final win over Juventus in Cardiff. “The people that criticise me will need to put their guitar back in the case because once again we won and we are the best”, Ronaldo crowed.Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon turns 40 during next season’s competition and defender Andrea Barzagli was 36 last month.”We were considering more at one point, but I’ve worked tirelessly hard to get back and to get ready for this game”.”I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half”. “On a personal level I’m happy”.”But I will be able to rest in the summer, do some more rehab and then come back next season stronger”.The children were playing on the pitch as Real team members celebrated their victory at the National Stadium of Wales.”I still have one more year on my contract, so that means I have one more chance of winning the Champions League“, he told Sky Sport Italia.Former Red Devil Cristiano Ronaldo bagged two goals, as the Madrid club weathered an early storm following a strong Juve start, and ultimately won the game easily. With Juventus he has won the Italian league title eight times.As a player, he was in two consecutive Champions League finals with Juventus, losing both times, including to Madrid in 1998.”No I don’t think Juve has reached the end of a cycle at all”, Allegri said.