2017 UEFA Champions League: Everything You Need to Know About the Cardiff Finals - in Tit Bits

Juventus Vs Real Madrid

Juventus have "been building all season" for Real Madrid, who are bidding to become the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League and are "used to pressure" according to Zinédine Zidane.
Juventus and Real Madrid meet in Cardiff final on Saturday June 3, 2017
Madrid aiming to become first team to retain UEFA Champions League
Madrid looking to win third title in four years
Juventus aiming for third European title, first since 1996
Bianconeri have lost their last four UEFA Champions League finals

Possible line-ups

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanić; Dani Alves, Dybala, Mandžukić; Higuaín.
Out: Sturaro (thigh), Pjaca (knee)
Doubt: Rugani (leg)

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo.
Out: none
Doubt: none

Who will win this game...
Juventus 52%
Real madrid 48%

About the City
Cardiff is …
The capital of Wales.
Caerdydd to the locals.
Two-time European City of Sport.
Around 4% the size of urban London.
Estimated to have a population of 358,400.

Where it is...
Cardiff is a port city in the south of Wales, on the western side of Great Britain, and is separated from England only by the Severn Estuary. It is around 240km from London.

Football and rugby union are the most popular sports in Cardiff. The capital's biggest team are Cardiff City (the Bluebirds), who have played in the English football league system since their founding. They are currently in the second tier and play home matches at Cardiff City Stadium, located to the west of the city and current venue for the national side's home games.

Wales Biggest football Stars
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs were both born in Cardiff.

Cardiff has a number of smaller clubs playing in the Welsh football pyramid, including Cardiff Met, who play in the domestic top flight, while Cardiff Met Ladies hosted a group in the 2016/17 UEFA Women's Champions League.

National Stadium of Wales - popularly Known as Principality Stadium

Located on the site of the old National Stadium and home of Wales's rugby union team since 1999.
Jari Litmanen scored the stadium's first international goal in March 2000 in a 2-1 triumph for Finland.
Staged the FA Cup final between 2001 and 2006 while Wembley was being redeveloped.
The first 11 major cup finals staged there were all won by the side occupying the home dressing room.
The stadium is equipped with a retractable roof which takes 20 minutes to open or close.

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