Cristiano sings 'Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or' as Madrid celebrate Champions League triumph

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"It is hard to say (how long), but we need to enjoy what we are doing and we will see".

"This is only a positive thing for the team".

The first half ended as a 1-1 stalemate following Cristiano Ronaldo's opener and Mario Mandzukic's stunning equalizer.

And Bale nearly got on the end of a Ronaldo cross but the fourth and final goal came from fellow sub Marco Asensio to complete the rout in the final minute.

With a third European title in four seasons, coach Zinedine Zidane has re-established Madrid as the premier team on the continent.

It was Zidane's stunning volley against Bayer Leverkusen that won Real the 2002 title in Glasgow, while past year, five months after replacing Rafael Benitez as coach, he breathed new life into a demotivated team and took them to the Champions League trophy.

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"I'm not going to say that I'll be here for the rest of my life, that's doesn't exist", Zidane said.

"He said at half-time that we needed to be more aggressive, to not allow Juve to keep the ball easily like they did in first half after our goal".

But the granite-like trio of Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci cracked after Juventus had been the better side in a first half that ended 1-1.

With Zidane's words ringing in their ears, Madrid were revitalised in the second half, scoring three times to seal the famous "cup with the big ears".

Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles.

"We thought we had enough to win the game", he said.

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The forward posted a picture to his 103 million instagram followers featuring a few of Ronaldo's boyhood friends, with Owls midfielder Semedo in there wearing what appears to be a signed Real Madris shirt.

Zidane has only one year left on his contract, but is widely expected to remain at the team's helm.

After substitute Juan Cuadrado was sent off, Marco Asensio rubbed salt into Juve's wounds as they fell to their fifth successive defeat in a Champions League final. "Buffon will still be Juventus's goalkeeper next season and Andrea Barzagli will still be with us".

"I don't think Juventus has reached the end of a cycle at all", he said.

The 20th club trophy of Ronaldo's career comes at the end of a season in which he also helped Madrid end a five-year title drought in Spain.

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