Champions League: Real, Juve in fight to finish

At the age of 39 years and 126 days, the Italy worldwide would have replaced compatriot Paolo Maldini as the oldest player to win the Champions League had Juventus become European champions for the first time since 1996.

Juventus are chasing their third title, having not won European football's top prize since 1996.

This season he has scored 10 goals in the Champions League, taking his career tally in that competition to 103.

This is the sixth time Ronaldo has clinched the top-scorer prize in the Champions League-not to mention his fifth time in succession. "It's very hard to reach the Champions League final two years running, but we did that". Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. captured the crown in 2014 and 2016.

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 20th minute and became the first player ever to score in three different Champions League finals. These two sides will now head to Cardiff, Wales to battle in the center of Millennium Stadium.

"Obviously what I want the most is to play more freely up front", Ronaldo said, "and that is the opportunity Zinedine Zidane has been giving me as a No 9".

Juventus trying to get away back quickly into this game but they have met a brick wall in the Real Madrid defence.

"I finished the season very well".

"I played here for a long time and I feel part of the furniture. I was happy to get on".

Ronaldo was nine adrift of Messi going into the quarter-finals this season, but eight goals in two ties against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid brought him back into contention before the Juve clash.

It did not look that way initially as Juventus were full of attacking intent in the opening exchanges. Up front, they have the deadly trio of Mario Mandzukic, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala start. I'm very happy - an fantastic season, we've won trophies. I'm also lucky to be part of this club and with this squad.

Final substitution for Real Madrid...

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