With the major European soccer league season coming to an end, that only means one thing, The Champions League final. The star studded side of Real Madrid, who will look to repeat as champions, face off against the Italian powerhouse, Juventus, on Saturday, June 3rd, to determine who the best team in Europe is. Both teams are full of quality players that will make this game one of the best of the season.
Both Real Madrid and Juventus are filled with superstars. Ronaldo, Bale, James Rodriguez, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, and Gianluigi Buffon, just to name a few. The Champions League final is always full of stars, and watching stars clash on the pitch is something special. Will winning the Champions League once again make Ronaldo the greatest player of all time?
The attacking lineup of Ronaldo, Bale, and Karim Benzema will put a lot of pressure on the back line of Juventus. They are fast, strong, and clinical when in front of the net. Ronaldo and Bale have the ability to score from anywhere in the offensive half. Sergio Ramos will lead the defense, and he provides plenty of experience and stability at the back for Real Madrid. Look for him to more aggressive than usual in this final.
Juventus will need to score first if they want to have a chance in this game, and they are completely capable of doing just that. Higuain and Dybala are one of the top scoring duos in the Champions League and European competitions. Their experienced back line with the likes of Leonardo Bonucci and Georgio Chiellini, will have their hands full, but look for them to be aggressive while Real is attacking. Buffon will be one of the key players in this matchup, with his 10 plus years in goal for Juventus; he will need to have a spectacular game.
When the final whistle blows on June 3, Real Madrid will be holding the trophy. I think this will be a close game, with a possibility of a red card from one of the sides. The attacking power of Real Madrid is one of the best in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo cements himself as the greatest player of all time, Real Madrid wins 3-1.
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