Cristiano Ronaldo - The numbers don't lie

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Cristiano Ronaldo believes winning the Champions League for the fourth time is as sweet as his first with Manchester United.

Real beat Juventus 4-1 in the showpiece in Cardiff, as Cristiano Ronaldo starred with two goals in the final.

The Serie A champions progressed to the showpiece in Cardiff having suffered no defeats and conceded only three goals in their 12 games in the tournament, but Madrid blew them away with a superb second-half showing to secure a 4-1 victory.

Back home at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo took centre stage as he sung about his own candidacy for the Ballon d'Or, which he claimed ahead of Barcelona foe and five-time victor Lionel Messi previous year.

Real, who now have a record 12 European Cup wins, grabbed the lead in the 20th minute through Ronaldo, who slotted the ball low into the corner after a clever cut-back from Dani Carvajal following a classic counter attack.

"The Champions League is always hard to win, especially against a team that had only let in three goals so far this season".


"He (Zidane) is the only one to win two consecutive Champions Leagues", added Perez.

The 25-year-old was one of the best players on the pitch last Saturday as the Spanish giants battled past Juventus in the Champions League. "We are winning trophies and I am happy".

"I don't think many players have won the Champions League in their home city where they were born, so it's a great memory to have".

"We are strong at the moment". "That is why he is already the best coach in the world". "We have to give credit to Zidane, he helped us in 2001 by bringing in his talent and changing the course of history, and now as a coach he is doing a tremendous job and we have to thank him".

"It's been a special season", said Ronaldo, who scored twice against Juventus to finish as the competition's top scorer for the fifth straight year.

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