Cristiano Ronaldo was again a key player in winning the latest title after scoring a brace against Juventus in Cardiff. The Portuguese forward stepped up again at the decisive moment and has now scored 13 goals in finals as a madridista. This season, not only did he score in the Champions League final, he also bagged a hat-trick to beat Kashima Antlers and lift the Club World Cup.
The first final in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Real Madrid was in the 2010/11 season. On that occasion, his header was enough to beat Barcelona 1-0 at Mestalla to win the Copa del Rey. His next goals in finals came in the Spanish Super Cup, again against Barcelona. In the 2011/12 season he scored in the second leg at the Camp Nou, while in 2012/13 he scored a goal in both games.
The red and whites were on the receiving end of Cristiano goals in two finals. First in the Copa del Rey in 2013, won by Atletico, and then he got the last goal in the thrashing during la Décima final in Lisbon. After the top continental title came the European Super Cup in the summer of 2014, where he got the Whites’ two goals against Sevilla in Cardiff.