Luka Modric believes Real Madrid will dominate European football for some time

Jun 18, 2017, 00:05
Luka Modric believes Real Madrid will dominate European football for some time

After Casemiro put the Spanish champions back in front in the 61st, Ronaldo turned in his 600th career goal at the near post three minutes later, and Marco Asensio wrapped up a record-extending 12th title in the 90th.

The Italian club's fifth successive Champions League final defeat may have ended Buffon's hopes of winning the competition.

Two-goal hero Cristiano Ronaldo hailed Real Madrid's "incredible" effort after they beat Juventus 4-1 to retain the Champions League trophy on Saturday.

Speaking about the fixture, Mourinho claims it'll be an hour to face the best team in Europe.

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Real Madrid is the first team since the late 80's with AC Milan to win consecutive Champions League.

Gareth Bale has insisted that he has no intention of leaving Real Madrid this summer, amid speculation that Manchester United may attempt to sign the Wales forward for a fee of more than £100 million (S$177 million). "I played here for many years and this club is in my heart".

The biggest applauses were for Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo, who waved a Portuguese flag as he walked out in the spotlight toward his teammates waiting on a makeshift stage in the center of the pitch.

"I knew at the beginning of the season that I could be an important player for the team".

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Italy great Buffon, 39, has now lost in three Champions League finals, after previous disappointments in 2003 and 2015, while Juve have lost in their last five European Cup finals, taking their tally of runner-up finishes to seven.

"I feel like this is the best team in history", Alvaro Mora, a fan who had travelled over 500 kilometres from the southern city of Almeria to take in the celebrations, told AFP. "It has been a spectacular year thanks to you and in the end we won the double".

"Football gives you the chance to go again next year".

"It is something special we are doing at the moment and we need to keep going because this moment will not last forever", Modric said.

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"We feel we are an awesome team and need to just keep doing what we are doing because I think we can win many more titles in the future". "I had a meeting with him and he told me I was going to be important to him if I got some points and I did it", the Spain worldwide explained.

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