Allegri: Madrid are 'favourites' for UCL final

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The match ball for the football Champions League final 2017 in Cardiff produced by the German sportswear maker Adidas is on display in the company headquarters in Herzogenaurach, southern Germany, during the annual press conference on March 8, 2017.

Los Blancos can become the first team in the Champions League era to win the trophy two seasons in a row.

The FAW confirmed on Friday that the Principality Stadium roof will be shut for the match between Juventus and Real Madrid on June 3, following talks with authorities.

Moreover, a 12th European crown for Madrid would reaffirm their status as self-proclaimed kings of Europe with a third Champions League in four seasons.

The Champions League involves the best teams and players so it is a very challenging tournament.

"There's only one Champions League final each year, like the Super Bowl, and we are in it".

However, his experience as one of the greatest players of his generation has given him a huge advantage over his predecessors at the Bernabeu with the respect he commands from an ego-filled dressing room. "They've had an extraordinary year and I thank them for that, but now we need one final effort and we need to be more motivated than they are".

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Presumably he is not the only one who was happy as the Real management took a bold step in appointing him manager in January past year. They won it previous year, so we're facing a great team that is used to playing these games, these competitions and these finals.

To reach these goals and achieve the results that we are getting, clearly everything has to go fantastically during the season.

The 17-year-old came off the bench to head the victor with the final act of the match as the champions came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Bologna in their last league game of the season.

"Getting to the Champions League final gives me great joy, and I'm lucky to be able to sit on the bench in Cardiff on Saturday".

"We're optimistic, but it doesn't seem right to me that Juventus have been branded favourites because Real have won two Champions League titles in the past years", Allegri said Monday.

Kroos himself was exemplary in keeping Real Madrid ticking all season. We must treat this week like we are preparing for a normal match.

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