Meanwhile, three players - Juve pair Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain and Madrid striker Alvaro Morata - and Real coach Zidane will be going up against their former club. "Even if he is playing in a training session he wants to win there". Including his earlier years at Cannes and Bordeaux he totalled 95 goals in 506 club appearances and chipped in an impressive 31 in 108 games for France - a record many global strikers would be proud of.
'He will never switch off from the game. "I experienced it as a player, as they do now, and I do now as a coach".
Real Madrid is the Champions League's biggest victor, having won its last five finals. I was his room mate in hotels before games so I had an opportunity to know him very well.
He added: "The only extra motivation that might help is that the president (Andrea Agnelli) said maybe we might find some Ferraris that pop up".
England went on to win 21-16.
Gareth Bale held the title of the world's most expensive player following his 101 million euro (then $136 million) move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013, until that fee was surpassed by Paul Pogba a year ago.
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"It's going to be very open on both sides". Despite the small change of a busted streak in late May, Juventus' defense hasn't just been good. "As captain it would be a dream come true and I could nearly die in peace, hopefully we can bring that cup home with us".
Juventus defender Dani Alves, perhaps inspired by his many years spent with Real's arch rivals Barcelona, did look into the past as he dragged up the 1998 final between Real and Juventus which was decided for the Spaniards by a hotly-debated Predrag Mijatovic goal.
The 32-year-old player went on to add that Messi is a "crack, a star", adding that it is a unusual thing to dislike somebody who has not done anything bad against him.
The difference between the sides is that Juve are far more flexible than Real Madrid.
Madrid will be seeking to defend their European crown against Juventus in Cardiff, with Ronaldo a key weapon in their formidable armoury.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon knows he can not let slip this chance to finally fulfil his dream of Champions League glory. To win the title with him would be quite something for me before he retires.
Nadal, who bulldozed Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 to reach the fourth round on Friday, believes his beloved Real Madrid must score first in order to have a stronger chance at winning.