Juventus – Real M
It’s time once again for the biggest football game of the year – the final of the Champions League. The current title holder Real Madrid is facing Juventus at Cardiff. One of these teams will be crowned as the ruler of European football. Here is our look at this game, in case you’ve decide to include it in your soccer picks.
Real Madrid are really close to a historic achievement – to be the first club in the history of the Champions League, which is defending the trophy. If they manage to beat Juventus, they will become champions of Europe for the amazing 12th time.
As for Juventus, the Italians will try to win the trophy for a 3rd time so far. For the last time they reached the final in 2015, but then The Old Lady was defeated by Barcelona. During this season Juve avenged the loss, eliminating Barca from the 1/4-finals with a 3-0 win after 180 minutes of football.
We should expect a really great battle between Real Madrid’s fantastic attack and Juventus’ perfect defense. The Italians are almost never conceding a goal in the competition this season, but can they do it against an offensive power like Real Madrid’s? This is the big question.
Real Madrid’s star man Cristiano Ronaldo also have a lot to play for in this final. If Real Madrid wins the competition, it’s almost guaranteed that Cristiano will win the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time in his career. This will make him equal with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in this regard.
This is also a big game for Juventus’ captain and legend Gianluigi Buffon. He’s arguably one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, but he has never won the Champions League so far. Can he do it now?
This is an interesting game to include in your soccer picks for the weekend. Are you going to do it?