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Defend the crown: Real Madrid defeats Juventus to claim 12th European Cup

Eddie Keogh / Reuters

For the first time in 59 years, Real Madrid is celebrating the double of La Liga and the European Cup.On Saturday, at the Millennium Stadium, Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4-1 in the final of the Champions League to hoist the European Cup for a record 12th time. The victory marked the first time since 1958 that Los Blancos conquered Spain and Europe in the same season, and marked the seventh defeat for the Old Lady in the tournament’s final.Real Madrid also became the first club since AC Milan to retain its crown in the European Cup, and the first club to do so in the Champions League era.More to come.

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