Despite the Champions League evading him once again, Buffon does have an impressive list of accolades from his 22-year career.

The Italian team took early leads in both legs to give Madrid a scare, but the European champions rallied both times to earn consecutive 3-1 victories and reach the quarterfinals.

"It was a spectacular end to the season with La Liga and the Champions League", he told Mediaset Premium.

The first Champions League final to be played beneath a closed roof saw Juve hit their heads against a familiar ceiling as they missed out on a chance to complete the first Treble in their history. What more could I ask?

"I have two or three days to rest now then I have a qualifying game for Portugal. Another Ballon d'Or? We'll see".

In total, his 600 goals have come from a remarkable 855 games.

Having lifted the European Cup once with Manchester United, Ronaldo has done it three times in four seasons with Madrid. I'm very happy - an unbelievable season, we've won trophies.

"Zidane's half-time chat was positive".

"We are a very good team and in the second-half we showed how good we are. It is another record, a record that these players deserve and we are delighted".

"You need a guy to score the goals and he did it again", said the Germany global. "It's been a hard season and I've worked hard". I prepare for this.

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"The 12th of a Madrid for the ages", said El Mundo to hail Madrid's dominance of Europe's premier club competition in recent seasons. He also became the first player to score in three Champions League finals, and the first to score more than 100 goals all-time in the competition.

Born among Marseille's toughest streets, Zidane said this week: "If you said I was going to live all of this when I was a child quite frankly I would never have believed, but here I am living it". I am very proud of everyone.

He has achieved something very special here this evening.

Blancos midfielder Casemiro neutralized Alex Sandro - a dynamo for Juve in the first half - and created space for Isco Alarcon and Luka Modric.

At 32, Cristiano Ronaldo, says he feels like a young boy and is excited to make more wonders happen in Real Madrid. Our defence high up.

The Spaniards' unprecedented dominance commenced when they swept the first five stagings of the UEFA championship.

A Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid last season might have been seen in some quarters as beginner's luck.

Ronaldo admitted it was in those moments that the match was won. "On a personal level I'm happy".

"I don't even read anything, so I don't know what to say", he said of the speculation. Would anyone bet against him doing it all again next year?

Cristiano Ronaldo just seems to get better and better. "We have to congratulate all the players and this great club".


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