Can Juventus beat Real Madrid in the Champions League?
Now it is official… Juventus will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on June 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
The Bianconeri come into this game after dominating the two-legged semifinal against Monaco, whilst the Merengues suffered slightly more against Atletico Madrid, losing to Diego Simeone’s side 2-1 in the return leg, after winning 3-0 in the first tie at the Santiago Bernabeu.
You can read about Betdaq odds here and Juventus are favourites for what we’ve seen this season: a fantastic defence, conceding only three goals in the whole competition, and an incredible attack with Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain.
Throughout the competition both teams have looked destined for the final and their place in the showpiece in June has never been under huge threat.
Juve won Group H at a canter, progressing unbeaten as they won four and drew two of their six matches. Only two draws at home against Sevilla and Lyon prevented the Italians getting a 100% record.
They followed this up with wins and clean sheets home and away against Porto, then two further shutouts against Barcelona and a three-nil aggregate win. Add to that two more wins against Monaco and it’s been an impressive campaign to date.
Real were also unbeaten in the group stages, but came second to Dortmund after registering three wins and three draws.
The Spaniards then dismissed Napoli, winning three-one home and away before prevailing in a tough pair of matches with Bayern Munich, with the tie eventually ending 6-3 on aggregate. Atletico then threatened a comeback in the semis, but Real held on to win 4-2.
Real Madrid conceded 17 times this year, showing a much more fragile back line, but have Cristiano Ronaldo up front, who scored seven goals between the quarter final and the semifinal, dragging his teammates to the final.
Juve are a more complete team, crafted by Massimiliano Allegri, and have everything it takes to win it. And last but not least, nobody ever won the Champions League for two seasons in a row.
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