Juventus vs. Real Madrid: Champions League final highlights and recap
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 1:52
Allegri, whose side are playing in their second final in three seasons after losing to Barcelona in 2015, admitted that Real start as favourites but believes Juve are capable of pulling off a surprise.
"We have an appointment with history", Ramos told reporters on the eve of the game in the Welsh capital. There's been 24 different hosts - including one city which has done the job seven times. We are extremely excited about the chance to have two successive Champions League trophies. Mine is to defend, his is to attack. For now, six minutes is on the clock - get cracking.
"I have lived and been at Juventus, in Italy there is the famous Catenaccio, but Juve do not just have that".
Juventus have appeared in eight European Cup/Champions League finals but have only twice emerged victorious.
"I don't want to say they have their best team ever, but they have very good offensive players".
"We will do everything we can to win, but I've lost many times as a player in important matches".
David Amoyal, English-language host of Gianlucadimarzio.com, joins NESN.com's Marcus O'Mard and Marc DiBenedetto to break down the Real Madrid vs. Juventus 2017 Champions League Final on this week's episode of "NESN Soccer Show".
"I sent Pique a ticket for the final but he hasn't answered me yet", Ramos said, with a grin on his face. "We are always living under this pressure", he said. In 12 European games this season, Juventus has allowed only three goals and is looking to become the first undefeated champion since Manchester United in 2008.
"I've seen it as a player and as a coach. We have to prove our character and who is the best", Ronaldo said. "We just need to do what we need to do to bring the cup home".
Zidane has his own special place in Real's storied history after scoring the victor in the 2002 Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen, a triumph that marked the highpoint of the "Galacticos" era at the Bernabeu.
Some observers have suggested Juventus will adopt a cautious approach to blunt Real's attacking weapons but Zidane feels that the repeat of the 1998 final, which Real won 1-0, will be an open and entertaining affair.
"This is my moral imperative for this game and I hope I can manage to do that because our team is very compact and based on collaboration".
Buffon remains the world's most expensive goalkeeper.
This is the 19th encounter between Juventus and Real Madrid - all in the European Cup/Champions League, making this the second-most played fixture in the history of the tournament after Bayern Munich v Real Madrid (24).