Player guide for Champions League holder Real Madrid

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French striker Antoine Griezmann, whose Atletico Madrid side were knocked out by Real at the semifinal stage, is also rooting for Buffon. He has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season, his best career performance.

Allegri, who clinched the 2015 final in his first season with Juve, has steered the club to win the domestic double in the past three seasons, a record coupled with this year's sixth straight Scudetto. They won the Italian League and the Cup.

"Zidane has managed the squad very cleverly".

FRANCISCO "ISCO" ALARCON: Isco was one of Madrid's most important players despite not being one of the regular starters at the beginning of the season.

Although he had been incredibly successful as a player, he had all of two years experience as a coach - and that in charge of the Real second team.

Impeccable squad rotation has meant that Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio have risen to prominence. He made a slow start in the Champions League, with only two goals in his first eight games. He deserves the Ballon d'Or for what he's achieved this year. Casemiro's steel in the midfield has allowed Luka Modric and Toni Kroos to pull the strings in the final third of the pitch. I hope this will be Real Madrid. "The players also worked on control and passing, and pressing and possession".

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Gustafsson continued to brutalize him with uppercuts until finally landing the knockout blow in the fifth round. Following his victory, Gustafsson made it clear why he considers Jones his "biggest enemy".

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I've made sure I've put myself through it. 'It was getting worse, in the last round I had double vision and I couldn't see. The 27-year-old Texan is said to be a potential superstar in the making and is a slight favorite with bookmakers.

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The FAW added that "delivering a safe, secure and memorable event for all stakeholders, in particular the teams and the spectators, has always been the primary objective for both the Cardiff 2017 Local Organising Committee and UEFA". Two weeks later Madrid salvaged a point at the Nou Camp with Sergio Ramos stepping up to the plate to score a trademark header late in stoppage time.

Madrid were firmly viewed as outsiders, having finished a distant fourth behind Barcelona in LaLiga, but Predrag Mijatovic stunningly ended their 32-year wait for a seventh European crown by sealing a 1-0 win in the 66th minute.

On Tuesday the British Government raised the national terror threat level to critical following Monday's terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena, and in response to that atrocity, Welsh FA officials claimed that next Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus will now have the biggest security operation ever seen for a United Kingdom sporting event. "If you let certain players inside it, they will punish you".

They won it a year ago, so we're facing a great team that is used to playing these games, these competitions and these finals.

Will those good wishes will be enough, though?