Champions League final - Juventus v Real Madrid


He is now president of Premier Futsal, the world's most watched futsal competition, which is heading to Dubai for the first time in August.

Real are trying to become the first club to retain the trophy since AC Milan won back-to-back European Cups in 1989 and 1990, before the competition was revamped as the Champions League.

Bale may miss the Champions League final at his home city Cardiff due to a ligament strain Playing in a Champions League final in his home city was beyond Gareth Bale's dreams as a youngster, but Saturday's Cardiff showpiece catches the Welshman at a career crossroads. Juve's six losses in a Champions League final are the most in history. Real Madrid have earned the right to attempt this feat against Juventus on Saturday, even though many would still argue Los Blancos are merely a very good side, not a historically great one.

"It was very intelligent management on the part of the coach because everything had minutes, everyone played and contributed", added Ronaldo on Zinedine Zidane. "He's been great", he said.

Last time both teams met was in the semi-finals of the competition in 2015.

Zidane said Bale is ready to play, but didn't give any hints on whether he would include him in the starting lineup or keep him on the bench.

More news: Implement Paris pact fully: Juncker urges EU, China
More news: Limbaugh: Republicans 'Don't Want to Cut Taxes,' 'Don't Want to Help Trump'
More news: Former FBI director to testify in Russian Federation probe

The following year Juve were back in the final for the third season in a row, only to lose 1-0 to Real, Predrag Mijatovic's goal providing the Spanish club's first European title in 32 years. "I am lucky that I am a player and I don't have to choose", the 25-year-old former Sao Paulo player was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

"If I'm called upon to start, I will start, obviously". Zizou has convinced him he should play the games he can to really help the team.

The Real Madrid forward has spent almost the entire season out with various leg and ankle injuries, including the one that's had him sitting out the majority of his spring campaign. The Italian squad, which just won a sixth consecutive league title in Serie A, will likely try to contain Ronaldo with a back four that includes the excellent centre-back combo of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chellini.

Despite Ronaldo missing nine La Liga games in total, Madrid didn't miss a beat, winning every single one to edge out Barcelona and claim a first league title in five years.

Cristiano Ronaldo: It's always special to compete in a Champions League final. "Real", although it was missing in the Champions League often compensated flaws defense a good game in attack. In a exclusive interview with Africanews, Desailly says despite the Spanish club's strong showing, he believes Juventus will have the upper hand.

"We have reached the last game of the season and it is also the most important", the Coach told Mediaset Premium.