Champions League Final: Juventus v Real Madrid – top ten stats you need to know

Date: Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 11:11 am
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CARDIFF welcomes two of the greatest clubs in European history tonight on what will be a special occasion for one Gareth Bale.

Whether he starts or not remains to be seen but, either way, it promises to be a great night in the Welsh capital.

As we continue our countdown to the season’s finale, here are a string of facts you can bore or baffle your friends with…

  1. This is the 19th encounter between Juventus and Real Madrid, making it the second-most played fixture in the history of the tournament. Only Bayern Munich v Real have faced each other more (24).
  2. Real Madrid have reached the European Cup/Champions League final for the 15th time, four more than any other club (AC Milan have reached 11). They’ve won 11 of the previous 14 – again more than any other team in history.
  3. Juventus have won only two of their eight European Cup/Champions League finals. They’ve lost their last four – in 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2015.
  4. Real Madrid are attempting to become the first team since AC Milan (1989, 1990) to win back-to-back European Cup/Champions League trophies.
  5. Juventus are the only unbeaten team in this season’s Champions League – they have won nine and drawn three.

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6. The Italian giants – the Old Lady – are the first club since Atletico Madrid in 2013-14 to reach the final without losing a single game.

7. Juventus have conceded just three goals in 12 Champions League games this season. Only one team had reached the final with fewer goals conceded under the current format – Arsenal in 2005-06.

8. Real Madrid have scored in every single one of their 12 games in the Champions League this season (32 goals in total) but have only kept one clean sheet.

9. Juventus have never trailed at any point in this season’s knock-out phase.

10. If he plays, Gianluigi Buffon will be the third oldest player to feature in a European Cup/Champions League final (39 years, 4 months) after Dino Zoff (41 years, 2 months in the 1983 final) and Edwin van der Sar (40 years, 6 months in the 2011 final).

 


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