Five memorable Real Madrid vs. Juventus matches

Ross Houston
June 3, 2017

"Probably the emotions I might feel might be different to any other guy who is younger than me or any other player like Dani", Buffon said, sat next to three-time Champions League victor Dani Alves at the pre-match press conference. Yeah, Juve I think didn't only receive three goals in the whole Champions League.

Ronaldo, however, is unlikely to find much freedom against Juventus, a team with one of the best defenses in soccer.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his team need to be "fiendish" to beat Real Madrid in Saturday's Champions League final. He won three European Cups with Real Madrid, while he won the league title on five occasions and the Spanish Cup once.

"But at the same time, I want to play this game without regrets and without thinking of these issues".

"I am aware that if I play well, I will be able to help my team so this would be the greatest gift I could give my team-mates".

"After the defeat to Barcelona in the final, two years ago, many people thought I would never have another chance, but I always believed that, if we worked hard, I would get another opportunity - and this time we must make it count".

Juventus await in Cardiff this year in a battle between the domestic champions of Italy and Spain. He sets the pace for the rest of the defenders, and continues to be the team's main leader both on and off the field.

His sensational victory amid thunderstorms at Roland Garros means he will be able to relax and enjoy his birthday - when not required on the practice courts - and, more importantly, follow his beloved Madrid. "I just came to try to share this dream with them".

"When it's not looking good, that's when we can't lose our hope", Ramos said Friday. "I assessed our players' strengths and I tried to put them on the pitch in their favorite positions and I also tried to encourage our attacking skills".

A sixth consecutive Serie A title has already been won. Now it's about preventing a repeat of the 2015 final loss to Barcelona.

On the other sideline will be a man who has achieved more in 18 months than some coaches do in an entire career.

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