Juventus' Mario Mandzukic buries one of best goals in Champions League history

A 4-1 win for Real Madrid was greeted with wild celebrations back in the Spanish capital as Juventus supporters were left to wonder what might have been.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid may have won the Champions League final but one must heap praise on Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic for scoring one of the best goals ever to be seen in a UCL final.

It was his third goal in Champions League finals following 2008 for Manchester United and 2013.

"We know all about pressure at Real Madrid", Zidane said.

"We had a great first half in which we had Real in trouble".

The competitive nature of the Champions League had ensured that no side had retained the trophy since the competition was restructured a quarter of a century ago. I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half.

It meant Los Blancos had scored in every match they have played this season - all 60 of them - and for Ronaldo it was a 41st goal of the campaign and a 104th in the Champions League.

Gonzalo Higuain worked Keylor Navas twice, while Miralem Pjanic's snappy half-volley forced the Madrid goalkeeper to produce a smart one-handed save.

But Zidane insists Real cannot be considered favourites against his former club, the Frenchman having spent five years of his playing career in Turin between 1996 and 2001. In the run-up to the final, it sounded like Juventus were favourites and were playing a team who'd reached the final by chance.

No team collects European trophies as ruthlessly as Real Madrid.

Milito was in red-hot form for Inter under the management of Jose Mourinho, and none more so than when he scored the two goals to beat Bayern in the Champions League final.

Never in the history of the UEFA Champions League had a team won the title in consecutive seasons.

"It's been a hard season and at one point it looked like I wasn't going to make it to the final".

"It's been an extraordinary season". If they can keep Ronaldo from finding the back of the net, they may just end that two-decade Champions League drought. I have to thank them. "Unluckily, we didn't win it".

"We hope not too many people were injured and we hope they get better soon".