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Real Madrid thrash Juventus 4-1 to make Champions League history

UEFA Champions League final: Juventus 1:4 Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League final: Juventus 1:4 Real Madrid

Real Madrid steamrolled Juventus  4-1 to become the first team to retain the Champions League in its modern expanded format.

Thanks to brace brace by Real talisman Christiano Ronaldo, second-half thunder-strike by Casamiro and a late strike by the substitute Marco Asensio.

The current Los Blancos side also confirmed their place as one of this competition’s best-ever teams by easing to a 4-1 win over stubborn Juventus in Cardiff Stadium, Wales.

After an even first half in which Cristiano Ronaldo’s strike was canceled out by Mario Mandzukic’s breathtaking and acrobatic volley, Zinedine Zidane’s men took control after the break.

Casemiro’s deflected effort put Madrid ahead and Ronaldo then quickly ended the contest with his second of the night before substitute Marco Asensio capped the night late on.

Juventas put on an impressive show in the first 45 minutes but they were blown away when Real upped the tempo after the break .

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos lifted what was their third UEFA Champions League trophy of the past four years.

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