Ronaldo is set to beat his rival candidates Lionel Messi who led Barcelona to the Copa del Rey final triumph this past weekend and the Italian unheralded goalkeeper hero, Giangluiji Buffon who led his Juventus team to two cup final victories this season.
- won three Champions League titles in four years, joining 1974-76 Bayern Munich (1974-76), Ajax (1971-73) and 1956-60 Real Madrid (1956-60) as teams that won three European Cups in four years.
"Admittedly, it'll be tough to do better than this year, because we could've done something truly incredible this season".
The number of people injured when panic swept through a crowd of Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in a Turin piazza has reportedly risen to about 1000.
"No I don't think Juve have reached the end of a cycle at all", the coach said after the game. When the stars didn't play, the youngsters did and they did well. "They gave us something to drink and we stayed there until it was calm outside and we went back to find the shoe my daughter had lost".
A second successive and therefore history-making Champions League crown added to Ronaldo's accolades for the season, which include the Ballon d'Or, La Liga and the Euro 2016 title with Portugal. "But I'm very grateful to this wonderful club for giving me this opportunity".
Zidane has only one year left in his contract, but is widely expected to remain at the team's helm. Juve I think only conceded three goals in the whole Champions League.
For his second, Ronaldo read and anticipated Luka Modric's burst to the byline, timed his run perfectly and met the Croatian's low cross with a deft touch that lifted the ball over the helpless Buffon.
Gareth Bale says he is not interested in speculation linking him with a move away from Real Madrid in the transfer window. One player nearly certainly to leave is James Rodriguez, who arrived amid high expectations after the 2014 World Cup but didn't get a lot of playing time under Zidane.
- scored in 100% of their games across all competitions this season. Casemiro scored the other.
The Spanish model, who was quick to console a weeping Cristiano Jr at full-time last night, has never known the Real ace to cut his hair so fine.