'Happy' Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid

  • 'Happy' Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid

'Happy' Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid

The two Spanish clubs have dominated in the Champion League, winning six of the last nine titles, but Madrid had gone 12 years without lifting the trophy while Barcelona and Messi thrived.

The most important header that Ronaldo scored for Manchester United came against Chelsea in the final of the 2008 Champions League, yet perhaps the best arrived little over a month earlier when he helped put Roma to the sword in the quarter-finals.

"It's very disappointing to be honest", he said.

Ronaldo's sympathy for the critics, after Juventus blown 4-1 in the final of the Champions League, 'What will my critics say now? It was a deserved victory for the Madrid club, who had been banging in the goals from matchday one, and one which saw them add to their La Liga title.

Real extends its lead as the most successful side in the history of the competition with AC Milan's seven titles a long way back as second best.

However, shortly before the game, Ronaldo was keen to point out that he was not playing as a striker.

Ronaldo's first strike at Millennium Stadium was cancelled out by Mario Mandzukic's exquisite 27th-minute hook shot.

Bale became just the sixth player to lift the Champions League or European Cup in their hometown, the last being Nicolas Anelka who also won the trophy with Real in 2000 in the Stade de France, Paris. "We all know we have had too many draws".

"We managed to defend for 15 minutes". We'll enjoy this moment now.

But Herrera has turned his attention to claiming another piece of silverware on August 8, when they take on Champions League winners Madrid in Skopje.

One wonders whether Ronaldo Junior will end up replicating his dad's success in a Real Madrid youth team in the near future.

"The only criticism I could make is that after conceding the second goal, we should have stayed in the game". "I have signed a long-term contract at Madrid", said Bale.

"It's been an extraordinary season".

"For instance, when you about take penalties, you don't think which side you want to focus on because it all happens in a moment and it may not go the way you planned before you step up". I'd promised that, if we won the Champions League and I scored a goal, I'd do it.

Allegri also spared a thought for the around 200 people who were injured when a bomb scare triggered panic among Juve fans watching the game on a big screen in the centre of Turin.