2017 Champions League Final: Real Madrid vs Juventus (Preview)


On Saturday June 3rd will be played in Cardiff the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid. The Spanish club will try to be the first one to win the cup back to back since the Champions League started. Colombia will have two represents, one for each team: James rodriguez in real and Juan Cuadrado in Juve. Unfortunately, most likely that non of them will start the game.

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James and Cuadrado. Colombian derby in the final

Both clubs have won the championship title in their countries, both clubs are in a good form. While Real will try to win it’s 12th Champions league cup, Juve will try to do it for the 3rd time and most important, to give goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, the only missing title in his long career. Although Real Madrid is the favorite for most people, Juventus already showed it’s power vs. Barcelona in the quarter final and vs. Monaco in the semi final.

Real Madrid will have two players who won’t play for sure like Pepe and Fabio Coentrao because of an injury while two doubtful players are Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal. Bale for sure cannot play 90 minutes and Isco will take his place. Our James Rodriguez was called up for this game but will start from the bench while the ‘Blancos‘ will count on their key players – Cristiano Ronaldo & captain Sergio Ramos.


Everything is ready for the big match in Cardiff

Juventus also has two doubtful players like Khedira and Mandzukic. Pjaca is injured and cannot play. Most likely that Allegri will continue with his 3 defenders formation which leaves Juan Cuadrado on the bench. Beside him, ‘Juve’ of course will count on Dybala, Higuain and Dani Alves. Many neutral fans will join ‘Juve’ fans in order to see 39-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon lift the only trophy he doesn’t have.

Both clubs played head-to-head 18 times before and the statistic is pretty equal: 8 wins for each team and two draws. The referee will be German Felix Brych and the game will be played at the national stadium of Wales. Will Real make history with a back-to -back or will ‘Juve’ register a historic treble? Answers will be given tomorrow.

Probable lineup:



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