Real Madrid scripted history last night by becoming the first side to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy as they subjected Juventus to a 4-1 loss.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a double as he rose to the occasion and helped seal victory for the Spanish giants. Real Madrid also proved that their attack is the strongest right now as they decimated an otherwise impenetrable Juventus defence with ease.
It was a disappointing night for the Italian champions since they put up a dismal performance when it really mattered and fizzled out against Real Madrid’s players. Gianluigi Buffon’s face said it all as the legendary goalkeeper silently made his way back.
They fought hard and came so close to winning their first Champions League title since the 1995/96 season and yet remained so far. In the initial few minutes of the first half, the match looked evenly poised. Even as Mario Mandzukic scored the equalizer, it looked like it was a battle between two equal sides.
However, the second half saw Real Madrid establish their dominion over all aspects of the game and there was nothing Juventus could do to salvage it. Netizens were all over Twitter last night as the Real Madrid fans exploded with joy.
— 9GAG (@9GAG) June 4, 2017
— #UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) June 4, 2017
Also here's a fun fact: Real Madrid are the first team to score 4 goals in a CL final since…Real Madrid pic.twitter.com/NBL57pppkl
— Isco Disco (@MadridistaFacts) June 4, 2017
REAL MADRID Scored 4 Goals against a Team with Best Defensive Record, What Does this say About FC BARCELONA's attack? Im Really Worried 😓 😓
— Thizozo (@Mokoena_TK) June 4, 2017
Real Madrid – 12
Italy – 12
England – 12
Germany – 7
Done competing with clubs & now we're competing with Countries! 💪😎🔥😍
— 33 👑 OMAR 👑 12 (@Omar__cr7_) June 4, 2017
— José (@JnavioNavio) June 3, 2017
With any Real Madrid triumph, it is inevitable that Cristiano Ronaldo fans will come out in full force. Take a look at their tweets.
It's been an amazing 12 months for Cristiano Ronaldo:
🏆 Champions League
🏆 Ballon d'Or
🏆 La Liga
🏆 Champions League
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) June 4, 2017
— #UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017
Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo on winnning his 5th Ballon d'Or Award. 🙌🙌
RT to annoy Messi fans😂😂
— Omoniyi Israel (@omoissy) June 4, 2017
— RMadridBabe (@RMadridBabe) June 3, 2017
Fifth season in a row Cristiano Ronaldo ends as the Champions League's top scorer. Goes without saying no one has ever done that before.
— Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) June 3, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is the real GOAT. Go argue with your ancestors pic.twitter.com/ejcL9YaCHg
— Tweeter Active (@_Tweeteractive) June 3, 2017
Twitterati were also quick to laud the young Marco Asensio for managing to score against Buffon – a feat that even Lionel Messi has not been able to do.
After such a terrific season, Marco Asensio deserves a Champions League final goal. Marcelo’s really turned it on in the second half. Superb
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) June 3, 2017
Marco Asensio did what Messi couldnt do his entire career. Scoring against Buffon.
Messi GOAT they said 😪😪 pic.twitter.com/LnN0uqMlZw
— TheRMFam (@TheRMFam) June 4, 2017
Marco Asensio scored the first goal of the season for Real Madrid. Against Juventus tonight, he scored the club's last goal of the season.
— Umid Kumar Dey (@UmidKumarDey) June 3, 2017
Marco Asensio, from Mallorca to Espanyol. From Espanyol to Real Madrid. From Real Madrid to scoring in the UCL final.
— A⁸ (@KaizerT8_) June 4, 2017
— Richard Roe (@ogooluwatan) June 3, 2017