- Title: Best Reuters' material on dramatic day of Champions League final
- Date: 4th June 2017
- Summary: LONDON TO CARDIFF, UK (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) SHOT OF TRAIN GOING ALONG TRACKS TOWARDS CARDIFF SHOT OF TRAIN WINDOW, PULL BACK TO FANS FANS ON TRAIN WOMAN SLEEPING IN LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT WOMAN GIVING VICTORY SIGN FANS GETTING OFF TRAIN CARDIFF, WALES, UK (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) BLUE DRAGON WITH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY FANS IN CARDIFF PARTYING ARMED POLICE VARIOUS OF POLICE POSING WITH FANS FAN SCALES BARRIER AT STADIUM, RUNS AWAY FROM STEWARD MADRID, SPAIN (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) REAL MADRID FLAGS REAL MADRID FANS TURIN, ITALY (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) JUVENTUS POSTER VARUOUS JUVENTUS FANS OUTSIDE CARDIFF, WALES, UK (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS FANS CELEBRATING IN BAR TURIN, ITALY (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) CRUSH OF JUVENTUS FANS WOMAN BEING HELPED AWAY FANS RUNNING FIRE ENGINE
- Embargoed: 18th June 2017 02:07
- Keywords: JUVENTUS REAL MADRID CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
- Location: CARDIFF, WALES, UK/MADRID, SPAIN/TURIN, ITALY
- City: CARDIFF, WALES, UK/MADRID, SPAIN/TURIN, ITALY
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JQ34N3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a memorable Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals on Saturday (June 3) as the Spaniards won the title for the third time in four years and 12th in all.
Portugal forward Ronaldo hit Real's first and third goals to become only the second man to score in three European Cup finals and take his career goal tally to 600 for club and country.
Few of those will have matched Mario Mandzukic's spectacular overhead equaliser for Juventus, which was eventually in vain for the Italian side who had the best of the first half before being swept aside in the second.
A long-range deflected effort by Casemiro and a neat finish by the irrepressible Ronaldo within four minutes effectively settled one of the most entertaining finals for years, with a late tap-in by substitute Marco Asensio adding the gloss.
The victory means Real are the first team to successfully defend the trophy in the Champions League era. AC Milan were the last team to retain Europe's top prize when they triumphed in 1989 and 1990.
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