"Anything is possible" with Cristiano Ronaldo, says Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid will play Juventus Saturday in the Champions League final in Cardiff.

The final will be a classic battle of attack against defence.

The Mail reports the showpiece clash between Real Madrid and Juventus will be guarded by armed police squads, a ring of steel and facial recognition technology.

In other news, it looks like the Mourinho never-ending lottery spree may also need to be extended to keep their goalkeeper David De Gea who the club turned down a £60m bid from Real Madrid for last night.

Juventus, under Massimiliano Allegri, has been a well-oiled machine throughout the competition with only three goals allowed in 12 matches.

Real Madrid hopes to become the first club to win the Champions League in successive seasons. The 41-year-old was in charge of the 2014 Europa League final between Sevilla and Benfica in Turin. While Juventus thanks to it's greater presence in the Italian market and the lesses competition of the rest of the team of their country, they will be the team that will receive more money, as it happened two years ago, when they were defeated by Barcelona in the final at Berlin.

"You were the best player in the world, and now you are simply the best coach in the world", Madrid president Florentino Perez told Zidane in a ceremony celebrating the team's first Spanish league title since 2012.

Florentino Perez, the Madrid president, remains a huge fan of the former Spurs forward but Isco's popularity among supporters could be a deciding factor in Bale's future.

With Bale back, however, this would shift Madrid's formation into the standard 4-3-3 with Bale playing on the left wing.

"A manager like Zidane may find it hard to coach given the player he was himself - because he is one of the 10 best players of all time". This is arguably the best defense Madrid will face all season, led by star-studded back-line in Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves. Carvajal has four assists this tournament, providing a solid go-to option coming up the flank.

Massimiliano Allegri's men are on a run of six consecutive Serie A triumphs and will try to shake off the club's unwanted tag as Europe's most regular almost men. Third in the voting for the 1959 Ballon d'Or, he was voted Juve's greatest ever foreign player in a 1997 fan poll. Juventus ousted Barcelona in the quarter-finals with a 3-0 home victory and 0-0 draw at Barca.

Juventus should get a boost at midfield now that Sami Khedira is healthy and can pair with Miralem Pjanic as a passer. "Isco has shown all season the type of player he is".

That claim is borne out by Juventus's performances in Europe this season.

  • Julie Sanders