'Happy' Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid

Just watch how the young footballer confounds other children during a kickabout on Real Madrid's famed Santiago Bernabeu pitch.

Ronaldo scored twice in Real's 4-1 thrashing of Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday as Madrid became the first side to retain the Champions League.

Real fans, meanwhile, called for Cristiano Ronaldo to win a fifth Ballon d'Or on Sunday as the Spanish giants paraded the Champions League trophy for a record 12th time.

Manchester United will face Real Madrid in the 2017 European Super Cup after they overcame Juventus in Saturday's Champions League final.

The 27-year-old has had a hard season at the Bernabeu this season following a number of injuries, and has had a battle to be fit in time for the Champions League final in his home city of Cardiff. "The truth is it has been a spectacular season", added Ronaldo.

"Yeah, I have signed a long term contract at Madrid", Bale said at the Millennium Stadium after the victory.

"I prepared for this, and we knew that the big trophies are won right at the end".

Coach Zinedine Zidane, who led the club to their first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958, was given the bumps by his delighted group of first-team players. "That is why he is already the best coach in the world". In the Champions League is a new thing for many of our players.

"I want to thank all of you".

With Los Blancos now receiving deserved praise for their triumph, Modric, who assisted Cristiano Ronaldo's second goal of the night with a low cross, has lifted the lid on how the Spaniard's were able to get the better of the Old Lady's much vaunted back-line.

  • Angelo Rivera