- Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus
- Zidane leads Los Blancos to consecutive titles
- First team to do so since 1990
Cardiff (CNN)No team collects European trophies as ruthlessly as Real Madrid.
On a wonderful evening in Cardiff, the Spaniards did it again -- beating Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final to collect their 12th European Cup and become the first team in 27 years to retain the trophy.
Indeed, Real are the first to win back-to-back titles since the competition morphed into the Champions League.
Captain Sergio Ramos had called the match a "date with history" and his team responded by creating new chapters in the annals of European football's biggest club competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, taking his career tally to an extraordinary 105 Champions League goals, while he is also the first player to find the net in three Champions League finals. His first-half effort was his club's 500th in the competition. Another record.