Real will treat 15th European Cup final like a first - Ramos


The veteran defender will get a chance to win his third Champions League title in four seasons when Madrid faces Juventus in Saturday's final. Dybala has four goals in the Champions League this season and the freedom afforded to him in Allegri's tactical scheme has maximized his potential and proved he is one of the best young players in all of world football. Juventus have already neutralized MSN and Monaco's "unstoppable" attack but the biggest test is yet to come.

"In the last three years Juventus reached two finals - now Juventus' winning moment has arrived after the previous lost finals".

Real Madrid are in good form.

"It's one game and any things can happen".

On the other side Juventus managed to secure their 33rd Serie A title in the typical dominant fashion after losing just once in their last 18 home games. "I assessed our players' strengths and I tried to put them on the pitch in their favorite positions and I also tried to encourage our attacking skills".

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". "We didn't feel confident enough because we had a number of years when we struggled in the Champions League and we didn't expect to win. but now it's completely different".

He laughed off Juventus' suggestions that his players are going into the match under the pressure of being favourites.

"There's only one Champions League like there's only one Superbowl and what matters is being in the right place at the right time".

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Gareth Bale is expected to start his hometown final on the bench after missing more than a month of action with a calf injury.

"It's really attractive to be able to play the final again, like we did in Milan (in 2016)".

For goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who at the age of 39 may be facing his last chance to win a Champions League, the prospect of a victory carries particular significance. They beat Barcelona 3-0 in the quarter-final first leg and have won all their knock out rounds by three clear goals. And with the Champions League trophy in clear sight, the options ahead of the teams are not much - to either make history for themselves or be forgotten.

Real are aiming to become European champions for a record 12th time in Cardiff. With five goals this season, it's already the most prolific campaign of his career in the competition.

With 10 goals to his name, he needs one more to equal Messi's tally in this season's competition and become a Champions League top scorer for the fifth season running.

The Real Madrid manager had been asked whether he or Cristiano Ronaldo would be the star if they were playing in the same Madrid side and the Frenchman didn't hesitate when he replied: "Cristiano.he scores goals". They are seeking to become the first team to lift the trophy unbeaten since Manchester United FC in 2008.

Ramos also scored a crucial late equalizer in a 1-1 draw against rival Barcelona in the Spanish league in December, finding the net in the 90th minute to keep Madrid in front in the standings and on track for its first La Liga title in five years. Pjaca is the only player unavailable.