Hometown boy Bale reveals where he'd celebrate this weekend

Ruben Hill
June 3, 2017

Along with Italian worldwide teammates Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon, Bonucci kept Barcelona's fabled strikeforce of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar scoreless over 180 minutes in the quarter-finals.

The Italy and Juventus captain, who has yet to win the Champions League, admitted it would hold a special place in his heart should he take the trophy home on Saturday evening.

Elsewhere Dani Carvajal will also be back at right back after 6 weeks out and although he is Madrid's right back, Zidane may be anxious at his lack of competitive action over the past two months.

"I'm not going to tell you who will play". Aided by a strong defence, Buffon has been vital for Juventus' success thus far and most neutrals will want to see him lift the trophy come the end of the night.

The Juventus coach believes that what happened against Barcelona two years ago will have no bearing this time around. You have to have a the humility to follow such people.

Livewire Isco is likely to get the nod in Zidane's starting line-up, but if the scriptwriters get their way, the local boy will come off the bench to spark a fiesta the likes of which Cardiff has never seen before. But now I'm living it and enjoying it. You'd think you could get at Chiellini, Bonucci and Barzagli but they're uncompromising and so well organised.

"There's more conviction. Since Berlin, we've grown a lot - everyone - and that's reassuring", he said.

Much will depend on the performance of the 2006 World Cup victor who will be in the crosshairs of a deadly Real attack spearheaded by Cristiano Ronaldo - the only player to score over 100 goals in the competition.

Spanish League Championship victor Real Madrid is understandably the bookmakers favourite. "He has the pedigree of a victor and hasn't lost it". "He's not won every game in his life, though, because defeats are part of life too, and I hope he will have one tomorrow because it still wouldn't take anything away from his outstanding career". If we have a look at the odds of the match, in 90 minutes, Real Madrid to win is paid 17/10 and Juventus 2/1.

Real Madrid should have a full squad available providing Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal are fit. "Obviously he has his complaints and the best thing would be that he plays more, but these are very personal things", he said. "We have different roles on the field".

"You need to find courage to beat this fear and I generally manage to do so". I'm going to keep doing my job.

"All I can do is try to not concede goals, but he is in better position to determine the outcome of a match", Buffon said. The rest doesn't have an affect on me.

In 2017 Snapchat partnered with some of Europe's top football clubs including all UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Real Madrid, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco to launch dynamic lenses that allow fans to paint their faces in team colours and head a ball in a game like experience.

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