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Real Madrid vs Juventus: Champions League final in numbers

Real Madrid are hoping to claim a record 12th European title; no other club has more than seven. A victory would give Madrid back-to-back titles, which no team has accomplished since Milan in 1989 and ‘90, when the tournament was known as the European Cup.

football Updated: Jun 03, 2017 12:55 IST
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Real Madrid team takes part in a training session at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on June 2, 2017, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League final match vs Juventus.
Real Madrid team takes part in a training session at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on June 2, 2017, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League final match vs Juventus. (AFP)

Real Madrid and Juventus are European soccer royalty, but they faced each other only once in a Champions League final - in 1998. This year’s game looks like a classic offence-defence matchup, with Madrid’s high scoring attack looking to solve a Juventus defence that allowed only one goal in the knockout stages.

Real Madrid are hoping to claim a record 12th European title; no other club has more than seven. A victory would give Madrid back-to-back titles, which no team has accomplished since Milan in 1989 and ‘90, when the tournament was known as the European Cup.

Juventus have dominated the Italian league, winning six straight domestic titles, but has not won the Champions League since 1996.