Juventus´ Khedira remembers no respect from Madrid fans

Faith Castro
June 2, 2017

Even his once nemesis, former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas said, "I obviously support Madrid, but Buffon's career should not come to an end without him having won the Champions League".

With just three goals conceded in the tournament - an average of 0.25 goals a game - a clean sheet in the final would equal the previous best, set by runners-up Ajax in the 1995-96 season.

The venue also homes exclusive memorabilia including a replica of the UEFA Champions League winner's trophy, Bale's boots from the 2014 Champions League final and football shirts from Pele and Maradona.

MARCELO: The veteran left back had another remarkable season with Madrid, consistent in defense and decisive in attack with his skillful footwork and precise crosses.

For shattered Madrid, it was to be their last appearance in the semi-finals for eight years.

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has admitted he misses playing in the Premier League.

Ronaldo enters the Champions League final playing his best soccer of the season, peaking at the right time as Real Madrid gets ready to take on Juventus on Saturday in Cardiff, Wales.

Can Real Madrid win a 12th Champions League crown? And if he goes with at least three European Cups won, it will be no more than he deserves. His relationship with the all the players is good enough for him to hold together team spirit in a dressing room that has been fractious over the years. Defensively strong like Italians are known for, so we understand it's going to be a very hard game but we're going to be prepared.

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Marcelo Zalayeta scored the victor four minutes from the end of extra time to prompt an exuberant celebration from Juve's usually staid coach Fabio Capello.

Real Madrid are slight favourites to win the Champions League on Saturday evening.

Paddy Power are pricing Real Madrid at around 9/1 to lift the Champions League trophy after beating Juventus on penalties. A year later, he signed with Real as the most expensive buy at the time. He attracted plenty of attention by scoring twice in the quarterfinals against Barcelona, and days later he was given a new contract that will keep him in Turin until 2022.

But the 31-year-old Croatian playmaker remains a key piece in Madrid's midfield, providing protection to the defence and often threatening in attack with his precise assists, passing and ability to control the speed of the game.

Zidane got one back, but it was Juventus who advanced to a final they lost to AC Milan.

But Jupp Heynckes's Madrid rose to the challenge and ended the club's 32-year wait to win a seventh European Cup thanks to Predrag Mijatovic's cool finish from a tight angle in the 66th minute.

The Frenchman is now on the brink of becoming the first man in history to lead his side to back-to-back Champions League titles.

Both coaches have successfully surpassed expectations after being hired during periods of uncertainty.

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