Madrid confirmed as European aristocrats but Ronaldo remarks tar victory

Zinedine Zidane gestures the number three and holds the trophy

Zinedine Zidane gestures the number three and holds the trophy AFP

Real Madrid gave supporters a glimpse of the jubilant celebrations that took place in their NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium dressing room on Saturday night after a 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool that further cemented their undisputed status as the reigning kings of European club football.

Ronaldo's surprising statement that "it was lovely to play for Real Madrid, I'll make an announcement soon" meant that the aftermath of a unique achievement - an unprecedented third title in a row in the Champions League era - turned into a discussion about the future of their most important player.

Karius tweeted on Sunday afternoon: "Haven't really slept until now. the scenes are still running through my head again and again". Today I lost my team the game and I feel sorry for everyone. So for Real Madrid to defend the title again and become champions for a third successive year is astonishing. Unfortunately for him, there may just be some games which you just can't come back from.

"Spain have a good team but there are others who are also risky so we must take things step by step". "Thank you and we will come back stronger". Benzema was close to the goalkeeper and saw Karius go to roll the ball out he then simply stuck his leg out and blocked the ball, which rolled directly into the goal completing one of the strangest goals in Champions League history. If Ronaldo's bicycle kick at Turin prompted a standing ovation out of Juventus fans, Gareth Bale's stunning goal caused even the otherwise stoic Zidane to express his elation.

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About five minutes later, Salah left the field in tears after being forced to exit the biggest game of his career. I'm sorry for everyone, for the team, for the whole club. "I really feel for him, a fantastic boy".

"When he went out it was one problem less for them, so I think it helped them and it didn't help us".

"I'm sorry for everyone - from the team, from the whole club - that the mistakes cost dearly". I know I let them down.

"Everyone has the right to speak but here the important thing is the club, that we are all celebrating this title". "Merseyside Police can confirm officers are aware of a number of comments/threats made towards football players via social media".

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