Real Madrid crowned kings of Europe

Gareth Bale lifts the Champions League trophy after Real Madrid beat Juventus in Cardiff

Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show during the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus on Saturday.

Bale also became the first Welshman to win the trophy three times - he also won it with Real last season and in 2014 - edging ahead of Ian Rush, Ryan Giggs and Joey Jones.

Despite being a global superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has never forgotten his old mates.

Two weeks ago, Madrid celebrated their first Spanish Primera Division title in five years.

Real's victory ensured it returned to Spain with the Champions League trophy, thus becoming the first club in the modern era to retain the cup.

"Every Real Madrid fan is so grateful to him, he lifted our level of talent when he arrived in 2001 and was the best player in the world".

And like Real's performance on the pitch at the Principality Stadium as they tore the Italian champions apart with goals from Casemiro and Marco Asensio adding to Ronaldo's double, there was no sign of the Madrid fans' tiring of success.

"We promised to return and we have returned as champions", said Ramos as the squad visited the home of Madrid's local government and the city hall.

"I was happy I got on and happy to play a part".

"It's Madrid's third Champions League in four years and my third as a professional".

Zidane has only one year left on his contract, but is widely expected to remain at the team's helm.

But let's not forget just how vital Ronaldo's days at Manchester United were for his development.

Gareth Bale says he is happy at Real Madrid and has committed his future to the Champions League winners.

Ronaldo scored twice and was awarded man of the match in the 4-1 win and he, along with his illustrious team-mates, were warmly received by the club's faithful.

For Ronaldo it was a sensational finale to the season which must now end with him winning his fifth Ballon D'Or.

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