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Carla Harmon
June 2, 2017

Juventus will begin Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid far better equipped to get their hands on the trophy than when they fell to Barcelona in the 2015 showpiece, manager Massimiliano Allegri believes. Barcelona didn't get a thing against them over 180 minutes, while free-scoring Monaco only managed one.

However, the pressure of having to stop the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Isco doesn't seem to be weighing too heavily on the minds of the Juventus players.

Meanwhile, the betting exchange has predicted an even Champions League final between defending champions Real Madrid, and a Juventus side chasing a first European triumph in 21 years.

Having endured a near-flawless campaign to date, Max Allegri's side will head to the Millennium Stadium this weekend in search of the final trophy to seal a ideal year.


In other news, it looks like the Mourinho never-ending lottery spree may also need to be extended to keep their goalkeeper David De Gea who the club turned down a £60m bid from Real Madrid for last night.

Higuain, the overpowering Argentine striker, had a solid season with 24 goals in the Italian league and five in the Champions League. "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".

"Juventus undoubtedly one of the big clubs in the world and are very much experience when it comes to playing in the Champions League" Appiah, who is now technical coordinator of the Black Stars, told Joy Sports after training at the Accra sports stadium. Real have conceded in 11 of their 12 Champions League games this season and there will be chances for Juve, of that there's no doubt. It's a final, it's one game.

Charles joined Leeds United as a youth player, and was a legendary figure at the club, playing as both a defender and as a forward. And the time spent resting paid off, as he scored 14 goals in his last nine matches, for his best run of the season.


Champions League final predicition.

Spain global Isco has come into his own in the final stretch of the season while Bale has been out with a calf injury.

"On the field, I assume my responsibility but in the dressing room, I'm more calm because I'm one of the youngest and still have a lot to learn".


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