Champions League Final: Real Can Deal With Pressure, Says Zidane

Champions League Final: Real Can Deal With Pressure, Says Zidane

But, at the age of 39, the World Cup victor finally has a chance to win the trophy he dreams of when Massimiliano Allegri's side face holders Real Madrid under the roof in Cardiff.

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're always favourites, but in reality in a final there are no favourites". "There's nothing better in life than getting your reward, because you know how hard you've worked, how much you've sweated for it, and with teammates who've worked even more to get it".

The irrepressible Portuguese is the only player to have scored more than 100 goals in the competition.

If Madrid lifts the trophy for the recordextending 12th time, a team will finally have defended a Champions League title. "It's 50-50. But we're in the final again, and everything is possible".

"It's going to be very open on both sides. In Italy there's the famous catenaccio, but Juve don't just have that". We realise we're living something spectacular and let's see what happens. I want to see Buffon lifting the trophy.

A muscle injury kept him from playing in the final stages of the Spanish league, and in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal.

"I wouldn't dream of putting myself on the same pedestal as Cristiano", said Buffon who wasn't buying into the discussion of a battle between himself and the man from Madeira. His side defeated Monaco 4-1 on aggregate to reach their second final in three seasons.

Juventus: "They've never been characterised as an attacking team".

Zambrotta won two Serie A titles during his time with the Italian giants.

Catalan newspaper Sport is actively cheering on Juventus against Real Madrid in tomorrow's Champions League Final. "We just need to do what we need to do to bring the cup home".

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Draymond was given his fourth flagrant foul, triggering an automatic one-game suspension. "I've had a week off", Thompson said. Curry put up a mere 17 points on 19 shots in the deciding Game 7, committing four turnovers and dishing out just two assists.

Massimiliano Allegri has done a great job at Juventus and has continued the work of Antonio Conte since arriving in Turin in 2014. That started a cycle of three finals in four years, as they also beat Atletico on penalties in the 2016 showpiece in Milan. He was a fantastic player with wonderful technical skills and a strong personality. "I don't know about the best team ever but they have very good offensive players".

At the heart of that Juventus defense is a guy looking to become the oldest Champions League victor: 39-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

"I think it's quite normal, I don't mind. The objective is for the whole team to win and for me to be up to the level of my colleagues".

Buffon remains the world's most expensive goalkeeper.

He said: "Dani is a bit like me, he is an optimist".

"There's not any pressure", Zidane told a news conference. Casemiro is another player who gained a regular starting spot after the coach took over, leaving Mateo Kovacic on the bench. I have to rule out this possibility, so yes, it will be much more special for me.

"He always wants more", was the assessment of his manager Zinedine Zidane.

But Buffon insists it is not going to be a showdown between him and Ronaldo.

Juventus and Real Madrid have eight wins each and two draws.

Juventus knocked out Porto, Barcelona and Monaco to set-up Saturday's final against a Real Madrid side attempting to retain the Champions League crown.

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