Juventus vs Real Madrid
League: Champions League Final
Date: Saturday, 3rd June 2017
Time: Kick off at 19:45
Venue: National Stadium, Cardiff
Real Madrid are bidding to become the first side in the history of the Champions League to retain the trophy and the first defending champions to have the chance of achieving the feat since Manchester United in 2009.
Juventus, however, are looking to spoil the party. The Italians have only conceded three goals all season in the competition and are aiming to win the Champions League for the first time since 1996. They have lost a Champions League final six times in the past, more than any other side.
This final is evenly poised and could go either way. Can Buffon finally win the Champions League? Or will Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid continue to make history? Extra-time and penalties may be the only way to decide the outcome of this final.
- Juventus have no fresh injury concerns and Max Allegri can place his strongest available side in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
- Allegri has the luxury of being able to play a 4-2-3-1 or 3-4-2-1 formation and that will keep Madrid on their toes up until kick off.
Provisional lineup: Buffon; Bonucci, chiellini, Alves, Sandro, Pjanic, Khedira, Cuadrado, Mandzukic, Dybala, Higuain.
- Gareth Bale is a major doubt ahead of the Champions League final, while Dani Carvajal is ruled out for Real Madrid.
- Zinedine Zidane could also have a tactical trick up his sleeve for the final, reverting Madrid to a 4-3-1-2 formation with Isco in behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Provisional lineup: Navas, Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Danilo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Juventus vs Real Madrid Head to Head [H2H]:
13th May 15 International – Champions League Final Stage Real Madrid : Juventus 1:1
05th May 15 International – Champions League Final Stage Juventus : Real Madrid 2:1
05th Nov 13 International – Champions League grp. B Juventus : Real Madrid 2:2
23rd Oct 13 International – Champions League grp. B Real Madrid : Juventus 2:1
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Real Madrid‘s last 12 games (UEFA Champions League).
Juventus have won 7 of their last 8 matches (UEFA Champions League).
Full Time Draw [X].