Published: Sat, June 03, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Bale: I'm taking my pals down the pub if we win

Bale: I'm taking my pals down the pub if we win

"But we're here and we're going to try to do everything possible to win".

If you depersonalise the scenario by taking out the names, the situation becomes extremely clear: Simply put, Zidane has to choose between two players.

Allegri said: "We've talked to the team". It is, as he said, just "one game".

Almost 200,000 fans are expected to visit Cardiff, with millions more across the world watching club football's biggest cup match on TV.

"Compared with the 2015 final in Berlin, our squad has changed in nearly every position".

After a hard settling in period in Madrid, for which he endured his fair share of criticism, Bale has since become one of the team's leading lights.

The former Wales global told BT Sport of his fellow countryman: "Gareth Bale, representing Real Madrid, we don't know if he's going to start, but if Gareth is 75 per cent fit, I would start him because he's that type of player that can produce moments of brilliance during games". "We have worked for a whole year".

"We've arrived in the right place at the right time tomorrow. But we haven't won anything yet".

Juventus have lost their past four Champions League finals and six in total - more than any other club.

"Hopefully we can make it more special by winning the trophy there".

Petit and Zidane were both goalscorers in France’s 3-0 98′ World Cup final win over Brazil
Petit and Zidane were both goalscorers in France’s 3-0 98′ World Cup final win over Brazil

The Bianconeri are set to make this season Champions League final there third in history and second since the competition has been renamed, Real Madrid are keen on breaking the jinx of no team have been able to reclaim the UCL trophy since it has been renamed.

If all the omens point in one direction, Juventus have no intention of conforming to stereotype this time. Well, in the fourth, still no time no one won the Champions League twice in a row and we are confident that this trend will continue.

Juventus are seeking a treble, after claiming the Serie A as well as the Coppa Italia, at the expense of the Spanish champions, who are expecting their second consecutive Champions League win after defeating Atletico in 2016. This year is different.

The final is being held just three miles from the Welshman's old high school and a short drive from his family home, but the forward told CNN this week that he was "obviously not 100 percent match fit" after an injury-plagued end to the season.

"Juve defend very well, but that's not their only strength".

Since their 0-0 draw with Manchester City in last season's semi-final first leg, Real have not failed to find the back of the net in a match. It is a formidable record.

GIANLUIGI BUFFON says both Manchester clubs and Arsenal have tried to sign him.

If Real win on Saturday, Zidane will be the first manager to win back to back European Cups since AC Milan's Arrigo Sacchi in 1989 and 1990. They have won two of the previous three finals going into this weekend's showcase. Allegri tilted his side firmly towards attack and it paid off.

Ronaldo also dreams of equalling his great rival Lionel Messi's tally of five Ballons d'Or and Buffon dismissed suggestions he might pip the pair to the sport's top individual prize.

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