UEFA Champions League
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
83′ Cuadrado Sent off (Second bookable offence)
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FT: The result means that Real Madrid completed the double, having won the league already this season. The title was their 12th Champions League title overall and the victory also meant that they became the first side to successfully defend the Champions League title in consecutive seasons since the competition was formerly known as the European Cup (Milan were the last side to defend the European Cup back in 1990). The defeat for Juventus meant that the Italian side lost a third consecutive Champions League Final following defeats in 2003 and 2015. Their last triumph came back in 1996, 21 years ago, which was their second title.
FT: Juventus created very little in the second-half in truth, their best chance fell to Sandro, who flicked a header just wide before Cuadrado, who was already on a booking, received a second yellow card before seeing red.
FT: Madrid started the second-half well and created a number of good chances. First Modrić tested Buffon with a strike from-range before Casemiro’s deflected strike from-range put the Spaniards ahead. Ronaldo then added a third from a Modrić cross before substitute Asensio swept home a fourth late-on after Marcelo’s pull-back.
FT: So Real Madrid win the Champions League for the 12th time and they become the first side to successfully defend their title.
90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90′ There will be four additional minutes.
90′ Goal!! Marcelo gets to the byline and pulls the ball back to Asensio, who fires the ball home.
89′ Alves is penalised for a foul on Modrić.
88′ Final Real Madrid change sees Álvaro Morata replace Kroos.
83′ Dismissal!! Cuadrado kicks-out at Ramos and receives a second yellow card before seeing red.
81′ Second Real Madrid change sees Isco replaced by Marco Asensio.
81′ Close!! The delivery is flicked-on by Sandro, who heads the ball just wide.
80′ Ramos is penalised for a foul on Cuadrado.
79′ Carvajal is penalised for handball.
77′ Lemina is penalised for a foul on Carvajal.
77′ Final Juventus change sees Mario Lemina replace Dybala.
76′ First Real Madrid change sees Gareth Bale replace Benzema.
75′ Alves is penalised for a foul on Isco.
74′ Marcelo fires an effort over the bar from-range.
72′ Chance!! Marcelo whips a dangerous delivery back towards Ronaldo, who fires the ball over the bar.
71′ Cuadrado is booked for a cynical foul on Ronaldo.
70′ Isco is caught offside.
70′ Second Juventus change sees Claudio Marchisio replace Pjanić.
69′ Sandro is penalised for a foul on Varane and receives a yellow card.
67′ Dybala is caught offside.
66′ Pjanić is penalised for a foul on Casemiro.
65′ First Juventus change sees Juan Cuadrado replace Barzagli.
65′ Pjanić is booked for a foul on Kroos.
64′ Goal!! Ronaldo latches onto Modrić’s cross to volley home at the near-post past Buffon.
62′ Alves is caught offside.
61′ Goal!! Casemiro fires home from-range thanks to a fortuitous deflection off Khedira.
59′ Isco wins a freekick after a foul from Bonucci.
58′ Isco surges forward before firing an effort wide from-range.
57′ Marcelo sends a teasing delivery that just evades Ronaldo at the back-post.
55′ Marcelo fires an effort wide from-range.
53′ Close!! Modrić receives the ball before firing an effort at-goal from-range that Buffon saves well.
53′ Sandro is penalised for a foul on Modrić.
52′ Kroos is penalised for a foul on Khedira and receives a yellow card.
49′ Play resumes.
48′ Slight delay in the match as Bonucci is down with an injury.
47′ The corner comes to nothing as the referee spots an infringement.
47′ Barzagli concedes a corner.
46′ Casemiro wins a freekick after a foul from Khedira.
45′ Real Madrid get the second-half underway.
HT: So will Juventus or Real Madrid find the all-important next goal to be crowned Champions of Europe? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Madrid haven’t really got out of third gear and will need to be at their best if they are to get the better of this well-drilled and disciplined Juventus side. They have to also be clinical, knowing the quality of defence that they’re up against, who will try and restrict the number of chances. They have Gareth Bale among others on the bench if required. They will also need to be wary of Juventus’ threat as they won’t want to concede against a side, who know how to defend well.
HT: Juventus have done well to keep Madrid at bay for the majority of the first-half. They have created a number of good chances but will need to be more clinical in front of-goal given the threat Madrid have, they will not want to rue their missed opportunities. They will need to continue restricting the number of chances Madrid produce, they have done well thus far to close down the space and press their opponents.
HT: Real Madrid started relatively slower than their opposition but found the net with their first real chance when Ronaldo fired home. The Portuguese then headed wide after Mandžukić brilliantly levelled the scores.
HT: Juventus initially started well and created a number of good chances early-on. First Higuaín fired an effort at-goal that Navas parried before Pjanić’s half-volley was brilliantly denied by the Costa-Rican. Mandžukić then found the net spectacularly with an acrobatic volley after Ronaldo put the Spanish side ahead.
HT: So we’re level at the break with a goal apiece with nothing to separate the two sides.
45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ There will be two additional minutes.
44′ Casemiro fires an effort wide from-range.
41′ Marcelo wins a freekick after a foul from Alves.
41′ Carvajal is booked for an apparent foul on Mandžukić, despite getting the ball.
40′ Alves is penalised for a foul on Marcelo.
37′ The corner comes to nothing as the referee spots an infringement.
36′ Sandro wins a corner although the final touch came off the Brazilian.
34′ Benzema is penalised for a foul on Pjanić.
34′ Dybala’s freekick hits the wall.
33′ Dybala wins a freekick in a good position, although there was very little contact.
32′ Chance!! An Isco cross falls to Ronaldo, but he miscues his header and his effort flies wide.
31′ Modrić wins a freekick.
30′ Ramos is booked for a cynical foul on Alves.
29′ Mandžukić wins a freekick after a foul from Carvajal.
29′ Ramos is penalised for a foul on Dybala.
27′ Goal!! Higuaín tees up Mandžukić, who chests the ball before volleying home acrobatically into the top-corner.
22′ Kroos wins a freekick.
20′ Goal!! Ronaldo exchanges passes with Carvajal, whose pull-back finds the Portuguese, who fires the ball home via a deflection off Bonucci.
16′ Casemiro is penalised for a late challenge on Pjanić.
14′ Casemiro is penalised for a high foot.
14′ Carvajal is adjudged to have fouled Sandro.
12′ Benzema is adjudged to have handled the ball.
11′ Dybala is booked for a cynical foul on Kroos.
7′ Kroos wins a freekick.
6′ Close!! A headed-clearance from Varane falls to Pjanić, whose half-volley is brilliantly palmed away by Navas.
3′ Close!! Higuaín beats Casemiro before firing an effort at-goal that Navas parries before gathering at the second-attempt.
2′ Higuaín meets a cross with a header that Navas saves comfortably.
1′ Benzema is penalised for a foul.
1′ Modrić wins a freekick after a foul from Sandro.
0′ Juventus get the game underway.
Juventus F.C.: Gianluigi Buffon (GK), Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli, Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanić, Alex Sandro, Dani Alves, Mario Mandžukić, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuaín
Real Madrid C.F.: Keylor Navas (GK), Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphäel Varane, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Isco