Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to win five Champion League titles

Ronaldo drops hint he may leave Real Madrid after final Champions League triumph

Ronaldo drops hint he may leave Real Madrid after final Champions League triumph

What an impact. He only got 13 minutes as a substitute in Cardiff previous year, but had a far more telling role to play during his half-hour this time round. In the one he did, he was hooked at half-time by Zidane as Juventus threatened to come back from a 3-0 first-leg deficit at the Bernabeu in the second leg of the quarter-finals.

This Real Madrid team has now emulated the great Ajax and Bayern Munich sides of the 1970s by winning this storied competition three times on the bounce.

We will never know how this game might have played out differently if Salah had been able to stay on, but everyone could see how Liverpool lost so much momentum with...

Cristiano Ronaldo's close-range header was saved well by Loris Karius, before Karim Benzema's follow-up attempt went in the back of the net, but was ruled offside.

As Jurgen Klopp said afterwards, I don't think he would have done it if he had not made the first error, because he clearly wasn't over that despite Liverpool equalising soon afterwards. "I'm sure Cris will speak at the end of the season".

Ronaldo caused a stir past year a few days after Real beat Juventus 4-1 in the final when Portuguese newspaper A Bola reported that the forward wanted to leave Madrid as he was not happy with how he had been treated by the Spanish club.

In truth, though, despite their best efforts Liverpool never looked as much of a threat once Egyptian global Salah went down under a challenge from Real captain Sergio Ramos.

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Ramos was heavily criticised for his part in the injury with some Liverpool fans believing the Spaniard set out to deliberately injure his opponent after he was pictured laughing with an official as Salah came off.

Bale scored four times in three games in the lead up to the final, including his first goal in a Clasico against Barcelona for four years, to make the strongest case possible to Zidane for a start in Kiev. They are Madrid and they just get things done, no matter the situation.

Before the game, I said I felt that Liverpool had to score first to win and they had their chances to do that in the first half. "You have to give credit to them".

"It was for me kind of a harsh challenge because the arm is there, it's like wrestling a little bit and the shock to the boys was obvious", he said.

"I'm not thinking about that".

Mark Lawrenson was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

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