Juve absorb huge reality check

Juve absorb huge reality check

Juventus’s 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final was dubbed a “galactic disappointment” by Italian media but should prove to be more of a reality check than the end of an era for the Turin club.

The Real dominant force

 

The Real dominant force

Real Madrid made history on Saturday by beating Juventus to become the first side to retain the Champions League for 27 years.

Juve have another treble chance

Juve have another treble chance

Juventus are bidding to become the eighth club to land the golden 'treble' of both domestic league and cup and European Cup in the same season when they take on Real Madrid in Cardiff on Saturday.

Zidane's missing Juve trophy

Zidane's missing Juve trophy

It is hard to view Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's playing career as anything other than outstanding. Arguably the finest midfielder of his generation, he would feature in many all-time best elevens.

The irresistible Real attack meets Juve defence

The irresistible Real attack meets Juve defence

Real Madrid's irresistible attack slams into Juventus's seemingly immovable defence on Saturday when the free-scoring Spanish aristocrats hope to become the first club to win the Champions League in successive seasons.

Juve put the case for defence

Juve put the case for defence

There is something delightfully old-fashioned about the defence which has provided the foundation for Juventus to advance to the Champions League final in Cardiff.

Ramos is Madrid spiritual leader

Ramos is Madrid spiritual leader

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has broken Atletico Madrid hearts and silenced fans of Napoli and Barcelona so few people would be surprised if he cements his reputation on the biggest stage in Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus.

Only Juve stand between Zidane and Real history

Only Juve stand between Zidane and Real history

Even for a man and a club synonymous with European Cup glory, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid stand on the brink of history in Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff.

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