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.

Five things Barca have to do

Five things Barca have to do

Barcelona salvaged some pride from a disappointing season when they lifted the King’s Cup on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Alaves but attention has already turned to how they can improve as the club begin a new era.

Traore looking forward to Mourinho reunion

Traore looking forward to Mourinho reunion

A Europa League final offers scant opportunity for sentiment but there will be room for a touch of mutual fondness when Bertrand Traoré and José Mourinho come to exchange pleasantries.

Herrera is the leader of United's pack

 Herrera is the leader of United's pack

Ander Herrera attracted admiration from the last four Manchester United managers, from being man-marked by Alex Ferguson to being scouted by David Moyes and signed by Louis Van Gaal, but it is under Jose Mourinho that the little Spaniard has truly thrived.

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