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Champions League: Newly crowned champions Real Madrid received as living 'legends' back home

Champions League: Newly crowned champions Real Madrid received as living 'legends' back home

Ronaldo scored twice in Real`s 4-1 thrashing of Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday as the Spanish giants became the first side to retain the Champions League.

Champions League final: Juventus in way of Zinedine Zidane's path to history with Real Madrid

To prevail, Juve must shed their status of perennial Champions League bridesmaids, having finished runners-up on a record six occasions and lost their last four finals.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Lionel Messi eyeing 500 as Barca bid to reignite season in El Clasico

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Lionel Messi eyeing 500 as Barca bid to reignite season in El Clasico

n complete contrast to Ronaldo, who almost single-handily dragged Real Madrid through against Bayern Munich 24 hours earlier, the five-time world player of the year looked dejected as the game drew to its inevitable conclusion before sloping off at the final whistle.

Champions League quarter-final: Real Madrid beat 10-man Bayern Munich 2-1 after Cristiano Ronaldo's record 100th goal

Champions League quarter-final: Real Madrid beat 10-man Bayern Munich 2-1 after Cristiano Ronaldo's record 100th goal

Bayern suffered a blow before kick-off when top-scorer Robert Lewandowski, who has netted 38 goals this season, dropped out with a bruised shoulder and Thomas Muller deputised as striker.

I would like to be the president of Real Madrid someday: Rafael Nadal

I would like to be the president of Real Madrid someday: Rafael Nadal

Real Madrid currently top the La Liga table after an excellent start to Zinedine Zidane's first full campaign in charge of the club.

La Liga: Real Madrid extend lead to four points as Barcelona, Sevilla slip-up

La Liga: Real Madrid extend lead to four points as Barcelona, Sevilla slip-up

Madrid had won only one of their previous five games and were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Celta Vigo in midweek.

La Liga: After brilliant late show, Sevilla ends Real Madrid`s 40-game unbeaten run

La Liga: After brilliant late show, Sevilla ends Real Madrid`s 40-game unbeaten run

Sevilla had been just seconds away from ending Real`s run just four days ago until Karim Benzema`s stoppage time equaliser allowed Real to advance 6-3 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey after a 3-3 draw on Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a rare breed: Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid's star striker

Cristiano Ronaldo is a rare breed: Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid's star striker

The 31-year-old talisman, whose joy has been dampened by allegations of tax fraud, insisted that if he and Messi played for the same team, he would have scooped more accolades than his Argentine rival.

Cristiano Ronaldo has already won Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi? Spanish media claims so

Cristiano Ronaldo has already won Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi? Spanish media claims so

Ronaldo, who won the prestigious gong in 2008, 2013 and 2014, scored a total of 51 goals in all competitions for Madrid last season.

Copa del Rey: Zinedine Zidane's son Enzo scores on debut for Real Madrid

Copa del Rey: Zinedine Zidane's son Enzo scores on debut for Real Madrid

With the tie over as a contest following Real`s 7-1 first leg win and El Clasico away to Barcelona to come on Saturday, Zidane made nine changes from the side that started the 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon last weekend.

Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale undergoes successful ankle surgery

Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale undergoes successful ankle surgery

The 27-year-old forward has scored seven goals and set up three more in 16 starts for Real in all competitions this season.

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's talismanic striker, ruled out for at least a month with ankle injury

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's talismanic striker, ruled out for at least a month with ankle injury

This is an injury which may or may not need surgery with the club explaining the treatment is "depending on the evolution" of the injury, but in the most optimistic of circumstances Bale will need around a month to recover.

Cristiano Ronaldo, after extending contract with Real Madrid, bags 'long-term' deal with Nike

Cristiano Ronaldo, after extending contract with Real Madrid, bags 'long-term' deal with Nike

Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday signalled his intention to keep playing for 10 more years after rounding off a "dream year".

Lionel Messi reaches 500-goal mark, Gareth Bale keeps Real Madrid top

Lionel Messi reaches 500-goal mark, Gareth Bale keeps Real Madrid top

Messi inspired a spirited Barca fightback fresh from a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday after a first-half dominated by Sevilla.

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's talismanic forward, to extend contract till 2022: Report

Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's talismanic forward, to extend contract till 2022: Report

Ronaldo, Real`s all time top scorer, is poised to sign a four-year contract until 2020 while midfield playmaker Luka Modric is also about to be offered a new deal.

Euro 2016: Pepe hails Cristiano Ronaldo for creating family atmosphere for Portugal team during mega event

Euro 2016: Pepe hails Cristiano Ronaldo for creating family atmosphere for Portugal team during mega event

Pepe acknowledged that he only began to think that his national team could win the Euro after the quarter-final victory over Poland.

Karim Benzema says Didier Deschamps `bowed to racists` over Euros snub

Karim Benzema says Didier Deschamps `bowed to racists` over Euros snub

Benzema's path to the French Euro 2016 squad was cleared when legal restrictions stopping him playing on the same team as Valbuena were lifted.

Champions League: Real Madrid edge past Manchester City to set up all-Madrid final

Champions League: Real Madrid edge past Manchester City to set up all-Madrid final

Ronaldo was looking to equal his own record of 17 Champions League goals in a season, but sent his first chance well over the bar with a header from Dani Carvajal`s cross.

VIDEO: Shocking! Cristiano Ronaldo walks out of press conference

VIDEO: Shocking! Cristiano Ronaldo walks out of press conference

One of the reporters asked Ronaldo about his run of four away games without a goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo hits hat-trick in Real Madrid's rout, new low for Neville

Cristiano Ronaldo hits hat-trick in Real Madrid's rout, new low for Neville

Victory also moves Real just a point behind local rivals Atletico Madrid after their 2-1 defeat to Barca in a top of the table clash on Saturday.