Bale fit and raring to go for Cardiff final

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri shouts during the Champions League semi final second leg soccer match between Juventus and Monaco in Turin Italy Tuesday

However, Bale's fortunes have dipped since, despite playing in a second win over local rivals Atleti in last season's Champions League, this one on penalties.

"I have Real Madrid DNA, this is my home". I want to be at this cub, but it depends on what happens on the field.

A fee, possibly in the region of £2million to £3million, for Solanke will be decided by a tribunal and the player, who has agreed a contract under £20,000-a-week, will initially go into the club's under-23 side.

"Secondly, there is the record that Real Madrid and Juventus have when it comes to finals". When you reach the final you deserve it because of the work during the whole season. The talented midfielder played more than 150 games with each of the clubs. He has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season, his best career performance.

He's recently moved from his typical position of left wing to form a striker pairing with Karim Benzema (more on this later), becoming an even greater scoring threat.

"You never expect to win two finals, never mind three", he said.

The debate over whether Bale or Isco should start against Juventus has been rumbling on in Spain since the conclusion of La Liga, with the majority of the Spanish press favouring the midfielder over the Wales worldwide.

"I am not 100 percent, I haven't played for six or seven weeks", Bale said on Tuesday.

"Real Madrid is a unique, at times hard club".

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Since the European Cup was rebranded and expanded into the Champions League in 1992, no team has been capable of defending the trophy.

Ronaldo, therefore, knows exactly what it takes to be European champions and while a fierce tactical battle is sure to be fought, the Portuguese also believes it is a matter of mindset and will.

Zidane used several different formations and successfully resorted to rotations to keep his top players fresh at the important moments of the season.

Sergio Ramos hailed the veteran goalkeeper, an eight-time Serie A victor, as one of the greats. Given his age, this might be his last chance. You can play well or badly, but the important thing is to fight until the last minute. "He is doing a great job".

Juventus have a magnificent defence, but Real have more from the bench, and that's the advantage. He made a slow start in the Champions League, with only two goals in his first eight games.

On the other hand, Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal is coming off of an injury. It's going to be a very nice match'. But he is expected to be fully fit for the final in Cardiff.

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In the end, Juventus adds to the statement that "defense wins championships". An early goal by Mario Mandzukic will be answered by Ronaldo, before Alex Sandro gets down the wing to deliver a late game-winning cross to Gonzalo Higuain.

Bale has tasted success with Real Madrid previously in Cardiff when his side came to the Cardiff City Stadium for the UEFA Super Cup final, in which Bale assisted Cristiano Ronaldo for the opening goal of the game.

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