Real Madrid can 'get even better', warns Gareth Bale

The fans who irritated Ronaldo so much ahead of Saturday's final due to their whistling were silenced in emphatic style with two goals in a 4-1 victory over Juventus that gave Madrid a record-extending 12th European crown.

Cristiano Ronaldo understandably took the accolades as his two goals helped to fire Real Madrid to a 12th European Cup but fundamental to their triumph over Juventus on Saturday was midfielder Luka Modric.

Real Madrid's retention of the Champions League has been reflected in Zinedine Zidane's side having a heavy presence in UEFA's official squad of the season.

It also happened to be Ronaldo's 600th career goal for club and country.

It is also the first time Real have won both LaLiga and the Champions League in the same season for 59 years.

A video started going viral on social media after Real's 4-1 win against the Italian side in the final.

Thanks to coach Zenadene Zidane who can who can point to a pair of Champions League trophies and a La Liga crown after just 18 months.

The playmaker was rumoured to be unhappy at Real after initially struggling for game time in the first half of the season. I have the opportunity to say that every year.

It was Christiano Ronaldo's son-Cristiano Ronaldo Jr-who grabbed all the limelights he tried out some free kicks and goal shootouts.

The team was first feted by Madrid's mayor and regional president before the players got on an open-top bus for a slow ride through throngs of supporters to a packed Cibeles square, Madrid's traditional gathering spot for celebrations.

To add to how well life is going for Ronaldo, on Monday he was announced as the face of Federation Internationale de Football Association 18.

"My family is very happy and so am I. So yes we will continue what we are doing for over the years - play better football and win matches", he added.

'It's Madrid's third Champions League in four years and my third as a professional.

The Spanish Champions regained the lead when Casemiro scored in the 61st minute, with Ronaldo scoring again three minutes later.

  • Julie Sanders