Ramos: Zidane has tamed complicated Real Madrid

Winning is etched deep into the fabric of Real's hallowed Bernabeu stadium and their 15th appearance in the final of Europe's elite club competition, four more than any other club, is testimony to their commitment to excellence.

The Wales forward has not played since coming off in the first half of El Clasico on April 23, and he admitted he may have rushed his return following an operation in November.

"In 2015 we got to the final but at the same time we were not strongly motivated", he told reporters at his pre-match conference. "And that is what is very interesting for me, and then tomorrow we will see what we can do", Zidane said.

"I've played for Juventus for many, many years".

The roof became a major talking point during this year's Six Nations championship when England coach Eddie Jones insisted that it remained open for his side's clash with Wales.

That defense will face the ultimate test going up against the best striker in the world on Saturday in Cristiano Ronaldo. "We have to prove our character and who is the best", Ronaldo said this week as he eyed a third Champions League triumph with Real to add to the one he secured with Manchester United in 2008. "We are up against a brilliant side, we all want to see a good final and that's it".

"We're not favourites, nor are Juventus". We know a final anything can happen.

Some observers have suggested Juventus will adopt a cautious approach to blunt Real's attacking weapons.

He is not wrong about the goals: no Champions League final has ended goalless since Milan beat Juve on penalties in 2003.

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Zidane was also confident there would be goals on Saturday and dismissed the widely-touted view of the game as Real's effervescent attack against Juve's rugged defence.

"I am aware that if I play well, I will be able to help my team so this would be the greatest gift I could give my team-mates". I lived with it as a player, and I'm living with it as a coach.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon knows he can not let slip this chance to finally fulfil his dream of Champions League glory.

The best shot-stopper of his generation has a medal collection befitting of his standing in the game, but continental glory remains a glaring omission from the veteran's success-laden CV.

Zidane was on the losing side when Juventus and Real Madrid met in the 1998 Champions League final - Predrag Mijatovic securing a 1-0 win for Los Blancos.

"It's a Champions League final and they are trying to get at us in various ways but we need to think about ourselves and remember what we came for and what we have to do", Marcelo said.

"I have to exclude this possibility as far as I am concerned, so, yes, it will be much more special for me".

"In training one day, I saw something in Dybala that I had seen before in Messi", Juventus right back Dani Alves, a former Barcelona player, wrote in a column Friday on The Players' Tribune website.

"I'm pleased the media see the game as a challenge between myself and Cristiano, but it's not reality". I'm enjoying it, me and my players.

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