REAL TAKE CHARGE
To be on level terms was the least the Bianconeri deserved at the midway point of a game they’d had the better of, but the second half would not go at all to plan.
From the restart, Madrid immediately applied pressure on Juve’s goal with Buffon having to leap across to his left to block Luka Modric’s stinging effort from distance.
On 61 minutes however, Casemiro’s own long-range effort had a much larger impact: the midfielder’s bending shot sending Real into the lead.
Los Blancos now had the bit between their teeth and were making it count. Three minutes later, Ronaldo latched on to Modric’s cutback from the right to strike his second of the match and put the Champions League holders in command.
Juve might have reduced the deficit when Alex Sandro nodded Dani Alves’ free-kick narrowly wide of the far post, but Cuadrado’s second yellow card made an uphill battle too steep to overcome for the men in black and white.
And Real would make the most of their numerical advantage moments into injury-time when Marco Asensio prodded in from close-range.
This was far from the night Juve had hoped for, but this will still go down as an extraordinary season and one during which Biaconeri fans across the world have been a credit to this club.