Final to be played under closed roof

Sheri Evans
May 30, 2017

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"It is the happiest day of my professional life by a distance", Zidane, a World Cup victor with France in 1998, surprisingly said after winning the league title last weekend.

"I was also lucky". I'm very happy with his job.

As Juventus look to end a 21-year-wait for the Champions League title, there are those who believe goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon can end a 54-year wait and be officially crowned the top shot-stopper in Europe. What do I feel about the game against Real Madrid?

"There's only one Champions League like there's only one Super Bowl and what matters is being in the right place at the right time". It's not a simple situation because all the players want to play a lot.

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"It's an important match and we must simply do what we've produced all season long", he told a news conference. "These are the factors games are decided on", Ronaldo said.

Before embarking on their final preparations for the Champions League final, the Real Madrid players have been enjoying a couple of days off to recharge their batteries. "It will be a lovely final between two big teams in the world and I just hope that Real Madrid can win this unbelievable trophy", Figo said on the sidelines of the Premier Futsal announcement in Dubai, on Sunday. Real are in their third [Champions League] final in four years and are used to playing in them, even though we have been there twice in three years.

"We have more confidence in ourselves this year". They won it past year, so we're facing a great team that is used to playing these games, these competitions and these finals. From there, Buffon commands the dressing room. Is the playmaker's treble dream about to come true?

He certainly has some high-profile supporters in his corner, with former Barcelona midfielder Xavi saying that he hoped for a Juventus victory; even if he sees it as a 50-50 game. "It would be a privilege to be the first team to win consecutive editions of the Champions League", he explained. "He deserves it so much", Xavi said.

The player also wanted to highlight the hard path to get to Cardiff: "Winning the Champions League is extremely complicated". We must treat this week like we are preparing for a normal match.

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