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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: Cristiano Ronaldo brace keeps Real Madrid kings of Europe

Champions League final: Cristiano Ronaldo brace keeps Real Madrid kings of Europe

The Portugal superstar`s opener was cancelled out by an astonishing Mario Mandzukic strike, but goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio secured Madrid`s third Champions League triumph in four years and 12th in total.

Champions League final: Real Madrid is all set to script history at Cardiff, feels Sergio Ramos

Champions League final: Real Madrid is all set to script history at Cardiff, feels Sergio Ramos

Not since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990 has a side conquered Europe two years in a row, but holders Real can equal that impressive feat if they defeat Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday.

Champions League final: Real Madrid aim to script history against defensive Juventus at Cardiff

The feted sides who have won their respective domestic leagues -- the Spanish La Liga (Real Madrid) and Italian Serie A (Juventus) -- have been in rampaging form going into the final and on Saturday it will be a battle between Real`s attack and Juve`s defence.

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.

FC Barcelona's Gerad Pique criticises Real Madrid's close tie with major Spanish institutions

FC Barcelona's Gerad Pique criticises Real Madrid's close tie with major Spanish institutions

"I don`t have anything against Real Madrid players, but there are other things about the club that I don`t like. I don`t like to see the Directors` Box at Real Madrid and see the personalities who pull the strings in this country sitting there"

Champions League: Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Morata strike as Real Madrid surpass Napoli to enter quarters

Champions League: Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Morata strike as Real Madrid surpass Napoli to enter quarters

Real, who took a commanding 3-1 first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, looked to be facing a tough night in Naples after Dries Mertens finished off a great attacking move to give the hosts a 24th minute lead.

Sergio Ramos rubbishes Gerard Pique's 'refereeing preference' comments over Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos rubbishes Gerard Pique's 'refereeing preference' comments over Real Madrid

Real next host Las Palmas while Barca, a point behind in second place, are at home to Sporting.

Champions League, PREVIEW: Napoli out to stretch unbeaten run against Real Madrid in last 16 clash

Champions League, PREVIEW: Napoli out to stretch unbeaten run against Real Madrid in last 16 clash

Real captain Sergio Ramos said his team needed to underline their credentials on Wednesday ahead of the return leg at Napoli.

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.

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid manage to draw 3-3 against Sevilla, progress into quarter-finals

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid manage to draw 3-3 against Sevilla, progress into quarter-finals

a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real looked set for defeat for the first time in eight months Sevilla lead 3-1 inside the final 10 minutes.

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo returns for Real Madrid's match against Granada

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo returns for Real Madrid's match against Granada

Portugal star returns after coach Zinedine Zidane gave him a rest from last Wednesday`s Copa del Rey match against Sevilla

FIFA, Manchester United, Real Madrid and others mourn tragic Colombia plane crash

FIFA, Manchester United, Real Madrid and others mourn tragic Colombia plane crash

Brazilian top-flight team Chapecoense was traveling to Colombia with 81 passengers on plane.

Real Madrid "need more of everything" to halt slump, says Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid "need more of everything" to halt slump, says Zinedine Zidane

The former midfield great, however, said hard work was the only solution to Real`s problems.

Blow for Real Madrid as captain Sergio Ramos gets sidelined with knee injury

Blow for Real Madrid as captain Sergio Ramos gets sidelined with knee injury

Spain captain Ramos, 30, was hurt late in the game after falling awkwardly following an aerial duel before he was eventually replaced by Inigo Martinez.

European Supercup: Last-gasp Real Madrid break Sevilla hearts

European Supercup: Last-gasp Real Madrid break Sevilla hearts

Sevilla had been on the verge of victory leading 2-1 deep into added time, before Sergio Ramos equalised in the 93rd minute with the last kick of normal time, leaving the losers to taste a double dose of pain when Carvajal grabbed the late, late winner.

UEFA Champions League final: Five classic Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid derbies

UEFA Champions League final: Five classic Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid derbies

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid clash in the Champions League final for the second time in three years in Milan on Saturday.

Champions League final goal like losing virginity – Sergio Ramos

Champions League final goal like losing virginity – Sergio Ramos

Ramos broke Atletico`s hearts with his stoppage time equaliser to deny Diego Simeone`s men a first ever European Cup before a rampant Real ran out 4-1 winners after extra-time.

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo' hat-trick fires Real Madrid CF into semis of Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo' hat-trick fires Real Madrid CF into semis of Champions League

The 31-year-old is now just one away from equalling his single-season record of 17 goals in 2013/14.