Juventus v Real Madrid
• This will be the 19th meeting between Juventus and Real Madrid – all of which have been in the European Cup/Champions League – and is the second most played fixture in the tournament’s history (Real Madrid v Bayern Munich is the most played)
• In their previous meetings, both sides have won on 8 occasions.
• This is Los Blancos 15th Champions League final – they have won it on 11 occasions, which is a record.
• For Juventus, it is a 9th appearance in the Champions League final – although they have only won the tournament on 2 occasions.
• Madrid are bidding to become the first side to win the Champions League in successive seasons. The last time it was done, by AC Milan in 1989 and 90, it was still the European Cup.
• Juventus are unbeaten in this season’s CL – winning 9 and drawing 3 – the only side not to lose a match.
• Real Madrid have scored 32 goals in this season’s CL – more than any other side.
• However, Madrid have only kept 1 clean sheet in those matches – in contrast, Juve have conceded just 3 goals in their 12 matches.
• This is Madrid’s 3rd CL final in 4 seasons.
• Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon, 39, has never won the Champions League.
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