Cristiano Ronaldo set to break new ground at Champions League final

Ross Houston
June 3, 2017

Real Madrid are looking to retain their Champions League crown after having won the competition a year ago - and become the first team to do so. As many people say, he always wants more.

"How we're going to tackle (the final) is with total tranquility and serenity", Allegri said.

At 39 years 126 days, the Italy worldwide would replace compatriot Paolo Maldini as the oldest player to win the Champions League on Saturday - but such records mean little to someone who still feels like a "young boy".

"We will do everything we can to win, but I've lost many times as a player in important matches".

Speaking to reporters before Juve's training session on the pitch yesterday ― with the roof closed ― Buffon recalled two previous occasions he kept goal without any hindrance from the elements.


"Tomorrow we have to win".

He said: "They're probably concerned about our whole team and it's the same for us". Those are all the teams who have been a game away from winning back-to-back Champions League titles since the tournament was renamed in 1992.

The legendary shot-stopper, who has played under Conte for both Juve and the Italian national team, has backed his old boss to make the club successful in the Champions League next season.

There is no doubting that, of course, as the Portuguese superstar has developed into one of the deadliest strikers in the game, a fact underlined by the incredible statistic of him scoring 40 or more goals every season for the last seven years.

"Juventus is not just defence".


Juventus' last Champions League title came back in 1996 after defeating Ajax. Mine is to defend, his is to attack.

"We have to have the belief that we can bring that Cup home and we have to be fiendish to strike when Real offer us an opening", he added. I think they will suffer again and the Italians will win in 90 minutes.

"If you had said I was going to live all of this when I was a child, quite frankly I would never have believed it, but I'm living it".

Ronaldo told the interviewer that Barcelona's star always talks about him positively and that they have a cordial relationship and a mutual respect.

And I did not see Ronaldo, really, in either of the Champions League finals against Atletico Madrid. They're talking Tiger, their best coaches and how top players blagged their way through the dressing room, before Stephen tries his hand at our Chipping Challenge.


Gonzalo Higuaín - Higuain has had a fantastic first season with Juventus scoring 37 goals in all competitions and even though he has been known to go missing in big finals, this time round he should be more experienced to show is worth and therefore, Karim Benzema, misses out despite having a good season himself.

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