Watch Ronaldo live in Juventus vs Real Madrid on June 3

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo live in Juventus vs Real Madrid on June 3

Real Madrid aims to secure a historic back-to-back Champions League trophy win at the expense of Juventus on Saturday.

It just doesn’t get any bigger than this, does it?! Ladies and gentlemen, the curtain drawer for the UEFA Champions League is finally upon us and, at the moment, all roads lead to Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. In the build-up to the game, both sides have talked the talk but who will actually walk the walk?

Streaming options: where to watch Juventus vs Real Madrid final

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo live in action on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The official live listings of selected countries below for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League final are courtesy of Listed by country, alphabetically:

  • Ghana at 6:45 PM UTC on Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa, SuperSport Select, SupserSport Select GO
  • India at 00:15 AM IST on Sony ESPN HD, TEN 2, Sony LIV, Sony ESPN, Sony Six HD, TEN 1 HD, Sony Six SD
  • Nigeria at 7:45 PM WAT on SupserSport Select GO, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa, SuperSport Select, SuperSport 3 Nigeria
  • Portugal at 7:45 PM WET on RTP 1
  • Spain at 8:45 PM CET on Antena 3, beIN Sports Spain, beIN Sports Connect España, Movistar+, TV3
  • UK at 7:45 PM BST on BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport Live Streaming, BT Sport Showcase, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 4K UHD
  • USA at 11:45 AM PT/2:45 PM ET on ESPN Deportes Radio, FOX Sports VR, SiriusXM FC, FOX Network, Fox Soccer 2GO USA, FOX Deportes, fuboTV, Fox Sports GO

Match preview

The fixture beckoning is a repeat of the 1998 final in Amsterdam. Interestingly, the current Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, featured for the Bianconeri in that particular encounter. However and rather unfortunate, it didn’t end as the Frenchman would have expected considering Los Blancos walked away with their seventh European title via an agonizing 1:0 victory.

Will fortune favor him this time around? Well, the odds are somewhat in his favor despite many tipping Juventus for victory in order for Buffon to potentially retire with a Ballon d’Or as well as a Champions League medal. Still, it is the Spanish club with an upper hand if statistics come into play.

Since the name and format of the competition were altered in 1993, Los Blancos have won all the five finals they have featured in. Victory for the Madrid side will take the UEFA Champions League win count for clubs from Spain to 10.

That will be twice as much as the next highest ranked nation, Italy. Talk of absolute dominance. Zinedine Zidane, obviously, has the right men in his corner to ensure that a new chapter is written in the history books.

One of such men is the club’s all-time goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently enjoying a form of his life as the season climaxes. The 32-year-old striker isn’t far from reaching a couple of landmarks himself.

Currently sitting second on the competition’s top scorer’s chart with 10 goals, a goal will be enough to tie him level with eternal rival Lionel Messi and, consequently, lead him to retain the UEFA Golden Boot accolade.

Indeed, Saturday’s opposition is no new foe for the Portuguese superstar. On account of making his dream switch to the Bernabeu outfits, Cristiano Ronaldo has encountered the Turin club on four separate occasions.

Nonetheless, it hasn’t been all rosy for his side in those match-ups. Since scoring all the goals in Real Madrid’s 2:1 victory over Juventus in a group stage game in the 2013/2014 season, the Italian club has won once and drawn twice against his side.

His overall goal tally against Buffon is rather pleasing considering he has netted five times in those four outings. All the same, the veteran goalkeeper cannot be taken for granted. The 39-year-old shot-stopper and his other black and white comrades head into the fixture without a single defeat so far in the competition.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men won nine and drew three of their 12 games in their journey to Cardiff. The Bianconeri aims to become the only team since Manchester United in the 2007/2008 season to win the competition unbeaten.

In terms of experience, Real Madrid has the edge as they have featured in three finals in the past four years. However, will they be able to permeate the impenetrable and stroppy Juventus team?

It is quite difficult to predict the outcome of this game taking a lot of factors into consideration. Fortunately, some of these were highlighted in our special episode of Serban Talks Ronaldo. Check out the video below:

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Emmanuel is a very vibrant writer from Ghana. Young but not small. Humble but full of hunger to learn and confidence to achieve greater heights in the world of online journalism. Emmanuel is passionate about the Beautiful Game with special love for English giants Manchester United and their former number 7 icon, Cristiano Ronaldo. In his leisure time, he loves writing and reading practically anything; old notes, e-books, articles... you name it! The Accra native and devoted Christian also loves drawing, swimming, watching and playing football both on the field and via FIFA video games. At times, Emmanuel loves to find himself alone at the beach and in nature.


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