Ramos, Madrid's 93rd-minute man, again a threat in CL final


If the 39-year-old Buffon finally lifts the European Cup on Saturday following a Juventus victory over Real Madrid, he would become the competition's oldest champion. "There is no pressure".

"I hope Real Madrid win another title, but it's going to be tough".

"So like all one-game finals, you have to play in a certain way". Click any of these buttons below! "In this sense we're motivated, and keen to defend our title and be the first in history to win two in a row". "We didn't expect to win but now it is different", Allegri added.

Juventus defender Dani Alves, perhaps inspired by his many years spent with Real's arch rivals Barcelona, did look into the past as he dragged up the 1998 final between Real and Juventus which was decided for the Spaniards by a hotly-debated Predrag Mijatovic goal. "A player as important as Gigi, to not have this trophy - it wouldn't change very much in his career but it would be very nice".

Manager Allegri said: "We have worked hard all year and the wins this season have been all about reaching this game".

Juventus meanwhile are competing in their ninth final, having lost in six of their previous eight appearances, beating only Liverpool in 1985 and Ajax in 1996.

"Probably the emotions I might feel might be different to any other guy who is younger than me or any other player like Dani", Buffon said, sat next to three-time Champions League victor Dani Alves at the pre-match press conference.

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"I don't want to say they have their best team ever, but they have very good offensive players". I play freely. I play on the wing, down the middle.

"If you had said I was going to live all of this when I was a child, quite frankly I would never have believed it, but I'm living it". You have to analyse when you need to attack and when you need to defend.

The Real Madrid team they face won last year's edition and have already brushed aside the likes of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid en route to the final.

The Costa Rican keeper is considered the weak link in Madrid's squad by many fans and local media. "I was able to get to know him in the dressing room and off the pitch, there's a lot more to him".

Ronaldo, however, is unlikely to find much freedom against Juventus, a team with one of the best defenses in soccer.

The team's outspoken captain, Ramos has gotten used to scoring late goals for Madrid.