Man United fans want Bale and Rodriguez before Super Cup

Man United fans want Bale and Rodriguez before Super Cup

With victory over Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday, Real Madrid won its record 12th title, and third in four years, to firmly establish itself as the dominant force in European soccer after years of supremacy by Spanish rival Barcelona. "The only criticism I can make of my players is that after conceding the second goal we should have stayed in the game mentally to try to find solutions and equalise but we couldn't do that".

Rodriguez has had a hard season at Madrid, struggling for regular game-time under Zinedine Zidane, and the midfielder is being linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in the summer transfer window.

Asked if he was the best coach in the world, Zidane replied modestly, "No, no, I am not that".

Only 18 months into his first head coaching job, the France great is lifting his fifth trophy with Real Madrid.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, who has now won the Champions League three times with Real and Bayern Munich, praised the impact of Ronaldo after Zidane's side retained the trophy.

"I love football. I have the chance to be with this great club, with this great squad".

Real made a sluggish start to the final and while they took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo's low finish they were soon pegged back by Mario Mandzukic's spectacular overhead kick.

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Juve are also the first side ever to break the €100m barrier for Champions League revenue. "But it's just one of those things, it's a game of two halves, it's always cagey in the final and at the end of the day we're happy with the win".

Juventus had substitute Juan Cuadrado dismissed six minutes from time after two yellow cards - the second after some embarrassing play-acting from Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

The goal was also his 600th of all time.

"The first half was even. Juventus came out strong".

Ronaldo was handed the man-of-the-match award by Sir Alex Ferguson, his former manager at Manchester United, after a display that made Madrid fans who have previously whistled him look all the more absurd. As a team we played very good in the quarterfinals, semifinals and today but at the end you need a guy to score to win this title and he did.

On Saturday, both publications had openly expressed their desire for Juventus to win at the Principality Stadium but they acknowledged Madrid's triumph with more grace on Sunday. "They showed their class and the attitude needed to play in this kind of game". "I told them to continue with what we were doing but putting more pressure on them and playing with more width".