• Real Madrid claim record 12th success and become first side to retain the trophy in Champions League era [post 1992].
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's arrowing drive gives the holders the lead.
  • Ballon d'Or winner becomes second player to score in three seperate European Cup finals.
  • Mario Mandzukic equalises with spectacular volley.
  • Casemiro's deflected shot puts Real back in front.
  • Ronaldo slots home his second four minutes later.
  • Substitute Juan Cuadrado sent off for second booking 18 minutes after coming on.
  • Marco Asensio nets stoppage time fourth.
  • Gareth Bale plays 13 minutes on return to Cardiff.

Well that brings an end to our Champions League final live blog. Success for Real Madrid once again, and heartache for Juventus whose wait for European glory continues.

That also bring a close to our coverage of the 2016-17 club season. Thanks to all of you who have joined us over the past nine months in whatever form it might be and we hope you will return for the new campaign. which gets underway in a little over two months. Can't wait.

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Real Madrid lift the Champions League which confirms them as European champions for a 12th time and a third time in four seasons. Sergio Ramos has his selfie stick, there are more indoor fireworks and Juventus' players stand and stare. It's all rather upsetting.

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Now the Real Madrid players are given their medals. Behind them Uefa have already erected the club's crest. Casemiro is among those players to kiss the trophy on their way through.


The stage that the Black Eyed Peas graced before kick-off is back and we're onto the trophy presentation. After the officials there is the Juventus team, whose supporters many of whom have already taken their leave - which is sad. A word for Gigi Buffon, who is now three European Cup finals without a victory.

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The emotions could not be starker on the outfield in Cardiff. To my right is the disconsolate set of Juventus players, and to my right is a jubilant group of Real Madrid players celebrating with their families and the travelling fans behind them. Cristiano Ronaldo is the man-of-the-match by the way, if there wasn't already any doubt.


Full time: Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid - Real Madrid win the Champions League

Real Madrid win their 12th European Cup and become the first side to defend the trophy in 26 years. Cristiano Ronaldo did the damage with two goals in each half, with Casemiro and Marco Asensio both registering in the second period.

Mario Mandzukic did illuminate the final with a special volley but frank after he equalised Real took complete control and dominated thereafter. Gianluigi Buffon is denied for the third time in a European final.


GOAL! Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid (Marco Asensio)

Cherry on top for Juventus. Marcelo picks up the second ball, drives to the byline and crosses for Asensio - who has barely touched the ball since coming on a moment ago, who slots into a near-empty net.


Alvaro Morata, another player with a foot in both clubs' camp, on for Toni Kroos for the final few minutes. Real Madrid are going to win their 12th European Cup here.


Sergio Ramos should be pretty ashamed of himself for his part in that Cuadrado red card after he fell to the floor like a damsel in distress. His team are 3-1 up, they're going to win the game; he doesn't need to act like that. Very poor.


Red card: Juan Cuadrado (Juventus)

The sheer volume of yellow cards means a red was inevitable but on this occasion it is hugely unjust. Ramos tackles Cuadrado and on his way to retrieve the ball he moves the Spaniard out of the way, and the referee decides the contact warrants a second booking and the former Chelsea man is off. He's not even been on 20 minutes.


Gareth Bale almost ensures his cameo is marked with a goal as he almost latches onto Ronaldo's cross, but Bonucci hacks the ball clear. Just about the only time Juve have denied Real an effort on goal.

Half a chance for Juventus as Sandro heads wide from Alves' free-kick. With eight minute left, that might be their last chance.


Karim Benzema off and Gareth Bale is given 13 minutes on his return to Cardiff. The Wales international is given a huge ovation as he takes to the field. Now a goal to cap off this Madrid win?


Ronaldo celebrates his second and Real Madrid's third in Cardiff.

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Juventus have now conceded as many goals in one game as they have in their entire European campaign. Their race looks run here after a really intense, vibrant start to the game. Real have their foot on the ball now and look unlikely to let this slip. Juan Cuadrado and Claudio Marchisio are on for Allegri's side in an effort to overturn this deficit.


Casemiro celebrates putting Real Madrid into the lead for a second time.

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GOAL! Juventus 1-3 Real Madrid (Cristiano Ronaldo)

Juventus have caved in and their Champions League hopes look dead and buried thanks to Ronaldo. Luke Modric breaks in behind as the Italian champions give the ball away in their own half and without even looking the Croatian crosses and Ronaldo right on cue sweeps the ball into the corner.


GOAL! Juventus 1-2 Real Madrid (Casemiro)

The reigning champions have dominated the second period and unlike Juventus in the first half they convert their authority. Juve only half clear the latest Real attack and the ball comes out to Casemiro fully 30 yards from goal and via a deflection off Sami Khedira - an ex-Madridista of course - is flies past Buffon.


Magnificent cross from Marcelo and Ronaldo is inches away from re-establishing Real Madrid's lead. Kroos and Modric are dictating for Real who are totally on top in this second half. Juventus can't get out of their half with Paulo Dybala anonymous out there.


I hope this is coming through however you might be following the match but the noise inside the Principality/Millennium Stadium is fantastic. Both sets of fans have had an moments of elation and with chances aplenty they're engaged as regular intervals.


This half really hasn't got going and we have another break in play as Kroos leaves his foot in on Sandro.

Finally a shot in anger as Luka Modric's strike is saved by Buffon. Can we get back to football now?


Chiellini back on for Juventus but given that he indicated he needed to come off you have to question whether that decision had been made in the best interests of the player.

Now Dani Alves is down after a challenge from Marcelo. The referee stops the game but as soon as the game is stopper the Brazilian gets to his feet.


Real Madrid start the second half on the front-foot and Isco gets in behind but it takes a challenge from Barzagli to hook the ball out for a corner.

A break in play meanwhile as Giorgio Chiellini receives treatment for a head injury after taking a ball in the face. The Italian is indicating he needs to come off so this could be an issue for the Old Lady.