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June 6, 2017

Veteran Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon's hopes of becoming the oldest player to win the trophy were crushed by a ruthless Madrid side and his chances of adding a Champions League winners' medal to his collection of silverware now look slim.

But their defeat means they have now lost their last five Champions League finals.

The 39-year-old accepts it will be hard for Juve to match this season's triumphs in Serie A and the Coppa Italia as well as reach another Champions League final, but he is determined to give it a go. "We played against a team that had only conceded three goals and we scored four".

The Portugal forward put Madrid ahead with a cool finish in the first half at the Principality Stadium and then scored their killer third goal from close-range in the second half.

"Firstly, let me congratulate my boys for what they've done this season", said Allegri.

"I prepared myself for this, you win the biggest prizes because of what you do at the end of the season", Ronaldo, who has benefited from playing fewer games than in previous campaigns, said as his team mates celebrated.

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"We are a very good team and in the second-half we showed how good we are".

A smiling Zidane speaking to the press afterwards unsurprisingly described himself as "extremely happy" as he became the first manager to coach a team to back-to-back Champions League titles - and the first Real Madrid manager to do the European and domestic double in 59 years.

Manchester United have been credited with a strong interest this week, with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann having confirmed that he will not join Jose Mourinho's side.

Ronaldo said the turning point was an inspirational half-time speech from Zidane, whose words fired Madrid's three-goal blitz in the second period.

"(Zidane) said that we need to be more aggressive, to not allow Juve to keep the ball easily like they did in the first half after our goal", Modric told reporters. And we're enjoying winning them at the moment. "I don't think Juventus have reached the end of a cycle at all".

"Buffon will still be goalie next season and Barzagli with be with us for another year".

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