With the loss, the Champions League continues to evade the Juventus goalkeeper, who has never won Europe’s elite club competition despite his illustrious career.
“It is a great disappointment,” Buffon said after the match.
“We thought we had enough to come into this final and win.
“We had a great first half and managed to put Real Madrid on the ropes, but to win these big games we need to be stronger in the face of adversity.”
Despite their brilliant performance in the first half, the wheels came off for Juventus after the break, with Real Madrid racing to victory.
“In the second half their class and experience of winning this type of match showed and they are deserved champions,” he added.
This could be Buffon’s last shot at winning the Champions League, with the 39-year-old edging ever closer to the end of his career.