UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus will be played at Cardiff today. Around 17,000 fans from all over the world arrived for the final match. It will be the biggest sporting event of the year 2017.
Let’s have a glance at history. Real Madrid is the most successful team with 11 tiles. They have a record for the consecutive semifinals from 2010 to 2017. Real Madrid also hold the record of consecutive scoring in 34 games. This started in 2010 season against rival Barcelona with draw game and finally ended in 2014 by Dortmund with a loss by 2-0.
Whereas, Juventus is one of the two teams who have lost the final more than a win. They have won two times in 1985 and 1996 whereas they were defeated five times.
The largest victory in final is also hold by Real Madrid (joint record with two other teams) by 7-3.
Chielliniaid; “Juventus improved since 2015 Champions League final loss.” In 2015, Juventus were beaten by Barcelona 3-1. Zidane is hopeful with his team too, he said on Ronaldo; “No words can do Cristiano justice. With him anything is possible.”
The star player from Real Madrid would be Cristiano, one of the best strikers and from Juventus Buffon, all time greatest goal keeper. Cristiano Ronaldo ia the player with the most appearances (139) in the current team. Gianluigi Buffon also appeared in more than 100 matches. Ronaldo is the holder of another record for most number of goals with 103 goals (This includes Manchester United n Real Madrid). Beside him, no one has crossed 100 goals. Barcelona star Lionel Messi is second with 94 goals. Ronaldo was the top scorer for four consecutive seasons.
New records can be made, if Ronaldo and Ramos will score in the final then they could become the first player to score in the three UCL finals. Whereas, Real Madrid is just one goal away to become the first team to score 500 in Champions League.
Zidane on Bale; “He is ready, he is with us. He has a great hope of playing at home.”
Real Madrid with 14 final appearances is favourite to win the final. But Juventus on the other hand, want to make this final memorable by winning the third title for their goal keeper.