Buffon vows to take one more shot at winning Champions League

Postado Junho 20, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo was the star for Real Madrid in the Champions League final, but his son stole the show during a trophy parade on Sunday.

While many expected Real Madrid to prevail, few thought the score would be so lopsided, given that defensive-minded Juventus entered the final having conceded only three goals during their entire Champions League campaign.

When Juventus enjoyed spells of pressure in the first half, they largely held firm.

The moment also belonged to Real Madrid coach Zinedane Zidane, who can point to a pair of Champions League trophies and a La Liga crown after just 18 months at the helm.

"You need a guy to score the goals and he did it again", said the Germany global.

Marco Asensio felt his goal in the Champions League final vindicated his decision to stay at Real Madrid.

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

Then came the Club World Cup with Real Madrid and the end of a five-year Spanish title drought before new highs were reached in the Champions League.

The former Sporting and United winger-turned-striker turned 32 in February but far from fading he is as unsafe as ever - perhaps even more effective than in his younger days.

Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels as young as ever after guiding Real Madrid to a record 12th triumph in European football's premier competition.

"Again, I've had an awesome season".

"The most important (thing) is that I again had an fantastic season, me and my team-mates have done the double". The numbers don't lie.

"I am very happy - an fantastic season again".

"It will be tough to do better than this year, because we could have done something truly incredible this season".

"The squad has been great and it's been good for me individually, too". It is a long season but I am motivated. The world player of the year knocked the ball across to Dani Carvajal on the right flank before drifting into the penalty area to receive it back and beat Buffon.

For his second, Ronaldo read and anticipated Luka Modric's burst to the byline, timed his run perfectly and met the Croatian's low cross with a deft touch that lifted the ball over the helpless Buffon.