Real Madrid defeats Juventus in UEFA Champions League final

  • Real Madrid defeats Juventus in UEFA Champions League final

Real Madrid defeats Juventus in UEFA Champions League final

"Now we have to enjoy all of this", he said.

After such a terrific first half, the second half was much slower.

"Real Madrid deserved to win in the second half".

Real made a sluggish start to the final and while they took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo's low finish they were soon pegged back by Mario Mandzukic's spectacular overhead kick.

It has been 21 years since Juve won their last UCL title where as Real Madrid won last season and they are now looking to do a back-to-back (Milan where the last club to do so in 1988-89, 1989-90). "It's attractive and we are ready to play". "I hope we can bring the cup home and that the president fulfills his words", he said in the press conference.

"We managed to defend for 15 minutes". In football, you have to give it your all.

"We knew we were playing a really strong team". He does what he wants.Juventus has won the main prize just twice in eight finals, while Madrid are after their 12th European crown, but Buffon sees that as a challenge to meet head on.

"The truth is that Real Madrid have many important players". Real also continued the trend that the team to score first wins, becoming the ninth team of the last 11 to win when scoring first. Now I have two or three days off to rest and after we have a [World Cup] qualifying game for Portugal and we have the Confederations Cup. Those are all the teams who have been a game away from winning back-to-back Champions League titles since the tournament was renamed in 1992. It's been a hard season.

"It's been an extraordinary season".

But the classy central midfielder, who now plays in the MLS for New York City, thinks Juventus are now a far stronger team and will beat their Spanish opponents in this year's showpiece final. I have to thank them.

"We didn't'€™t expect to win but now it is different".

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"We feel for what happened to the fans in Turin", he said. "We are going to be extremely focused, very concentrated so we make as few mistakes as possible".