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Real Madrid vs Juventus, 2017 Champions League Final: Predicted lineups, team news and prediction

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Real Madrid are 90 minutes away from writing history.

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Just 12 months after conquering their 11th European title Real Madrid will have the chance to win back-to-back, something never achieved by any team since this format was adopted back in 1992.

In order to do so, they'll have to beat Juventus. The Italian side have completed some impressive performances this season, winning the Italian Coppa and the Serie A while knocking out teams like Barcelona on their way to the Champions League Final. On the other hand, Madrid just managed to conquer La Liga and will be without any kind of pressure in this game considering that they are defending the title they raised last season.

Coach Zinedine Zidane will almost surely deploy the 4-4-2 formation he's used ever since Gareth Bale got injured, meaning that Isco will be the one starting behind Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. It won't be easy for hometown hero Gareth Bale to accept his role as a reserve but he could indeed be a very important player off the bench when needed.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Keylor Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Juventus predicted XI: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alves, Alex Sandro, Pjanic, Khedira, Mandzukic, Dybala, Higuain.

How to watch Real Madrid vs Juventus, 2017 Champions League Final

Kick-off time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, Saturday June 3rd.

Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales.

Available TV: FOX (USA), BeIN Sports (Spain)

Available streaming: FOX (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a huge offer for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

Prediction: Real Madrid 1 (Cristiano Ronaldo) - Juventus 0