How to watch Real Madrid vs. Juventus

But Jupp Heynckes's Madrid rose to the challenge and ended the club's 32-year wait to win a seventh European Cup thanks to Predrag Mijatovic's cool finish from a tight angle in the 66th minute.

Yet the truth is that, while Max Allegri's team had the better of the first half, Madrid bossed the second.

-Juventus lost a record extending seventh European Cup final out of nine appearances. "In the second half, we were too static", he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

The arena is sold out to its 66,000 capacity, with hundreds of millions more watching via television.

It turned out to be the coronation of the next truly great side of the modern era.

However, despite his fine strike, Madrid ran out comfortable 4-1 winners to ensure the Spanish giants successfully defended their Champions League title after beating Atletico Madrid in the final last season. "Then history speaks for itself".

- Real Madrid won a La Liga title and European Cup double for the first time since 1958.

Now a four-time Champions League victor, Ronaldo finished as the competition's top scorer for the fifth season running, substantially enhancing his chances of matching fierce rival Lionel Messi's tally of five Ballon d'Or crowns. He kept Francisco "Isco" Alarcon in the team, and it paid off with another good performance by the Spain global.

"With the players we have and by working hard, we can achieve these things".

Prior to the match, Coach Zidane expressed confidence that Real would deal with the pressure when they face the 1996 European champions.

THE game kicks off in Cardiff's Millenium Stadium at 7:45pm.

"In the first half we played beautifully". I'm a happy man to win the 12th and we'll enjoy this moment now. "It is another record, a record that these players deserve and we are delighted".

"If it preserves the pitch and the show, that's fine".

Zidane believes it should make for an entertaining encounter.

RTÉ TWO are showing the game live on TV.

Five people were seriously hurt, including a seven-year-old boy who was trampled, Sky TG24 reported.

"They have so much more than that". I expect an open game. The Italian side lost to Barcelona on their last visit to the final in 2015.

"We feel for what happened to the fans in Turin", he said.

"There's no point thinking of what happened 15, 20 or 50 years ago".

Dani Alves had been brought in not just because of his skills as a right-back but to help with the attitude.