Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo still dancing for joy

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12 June, 2017

Ronaldo is now arguably the best player in the world, having won the 2016 Ballon d'Or and being tipped to win the 2017 award as well, but the one man who helped him become the player the 32-year-old is today is Sir Alex Ferguson.

When Juventus enjoyed spells of pressure in the first half, they largely held firm. "We are winning trophies and I am happy", he added.

Preparing for the Premier League and Champions League, as well as the Super Cup game on August 9, occupies Mourinho's mind at present and there are some big friendlies planned for the Red Devils.

We thought we had enough to win the game.One of Bale's team-mates at Real, Alvaro Morata has hinted at a move away from the club.After a thrilling first 45 minutes the match was perfectly poised at 1-1 but Real took control after the break to silence the vociferous Juventus supporters. Two penalty saves in the 2003 final weren't enough, and he stood no chance against Lionel Messi in Berlin two years ago.

Only 18 months into his first head coaching job, the France great is lifting his fifth trophy with Real Madrid.

The goalkeepers for the tournament are Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak and runners-up Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon.

Former president of Real Madrid Ramon Caledron said that Bale will stay with the club despite interest in Chelsea star Eden Hazard who could play in a similar position to Bale. He has played with players born in six different decades. It was the team's sixth title since the competition's new format was created in 1992, two more than Barcelona. At halftime, he may have felt he could add European champion to his staggering list of achievements, but it wasn't to be.

"You need a guy to score the goals and he did it again", said the Germany global.

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