Champions League Final Combined XI
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 4:43
Indeed, Real are the first to win back-to-back titles since the competition morphed into the Champions League, European football's biggest club competition.
Max Allegri's side are unbeaten as they go into the final and have only conceded three goals in 12 Champions League fixtures this season. Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT's predicted Juventus line up.
17-year-old Moise Kean is expected to get a spot on the Juventus bench in the Champions League Final against Real Madrid tonight, while Isco gets the nod ahead of Gareth Bale. His last two goals were in the 2015 Champions League semifinals, but it was Buffon's Juventus which ultimately advanced to the final.
"In that sense we're motivated and excited about being the first team to win two Champions Leagues in a row".
Cuadrado has become the third player to be sent off in a Champions League final, after Lehmann and Drogba.
Much was made of Juve's dam-like defensive system before the game but Cristiano Ronaldo's early strike turned the game on its head.
- The 31-year-old has now scored 600 goals for club and country after scoring the second goal for Madrid against the Italian giants. After biding their time and trying to probe a way through the Madrid rearguard, Juve eventually unlocked the Spanish side's defence with a volleyed Sandro cross finding Gonzalo Higuain, who laid the ball on for Mandzukic.
With thoughts of last week's deadly terror attack in Manchester still fresh in the memory, there will be tight security around the game and fans have been banned from bringing bags into the stadium. "It was a good choice of mine and my coach and I'm very happy for how I've finished". I play freely. I play on the wing, down the middle.
Ronaldo again highlighted a change to his approach in training and a greater willingness to be rested as a key factor in his strong end to the season.