Bale Not '100 Percent' Fit For Champions League Final

"This game isn't going to define him one way or the other, but it could add to (his reputation)".

Ramos, one of the stars for Madrid in their past two European final wins, has excelled in defence and attack, finding the net 10 times in all competitions this season for his best scoring return of his career.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has labelled 11-time winners Real Madrid favourites for the Champions League final. "I assessed our players' strengths and I tried to put them on the pitch in their favorite positions and I also tried to encourage our attacking skills".

Only Arsenal, in 2005-06, reached the final in more miserly fashion, conceding two goals before falling at the final hurdle against Barcelona.

"The most important thing is how we perform as a team and win the trophy at the end of it".

Juventus meanwhile have the best defense in the world with Chiellini, Bonucci, Dani Alves and Alex Sandro as the first choice back four.

He was also conscious that it will be a hard game against Juventus, but he was positive in terms of the hope that they have to get the Champions League.

"We boasted a lot about having won trophies, but there was no recent Champions League". I think Madrid on the day - and it has to be on the day - sometimes this season it hasn't been their day. We've got the quality and so do they, so it will be a fiercely contested match.

"I'm not 100 percent, but I'm working to be available at some capacity in the final", Bale confirmed, via a report from AP.

Cardiff's iconic Millennium Stadium provides a fitting venue for a mouthwatering final full of delicious sub-plots, one of which could see Welsh wizard Gareth Bale make a triumphant return to the valleys of his birth.

I don't have that problem to select whether he starts, because I am not a coach.

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"They have played well without Bale".

Real Madrid travel to Wales with the aim of making history, winning back-to-back titles in the Champions League.

"They're used to playing the final, as we are".

"He knew how to create a good relationship with the players, he won the Champions League, then the (UEFA) Super Cup, World Club Cup and now La Liga". For me personally, getting to the final is a great joy.

While the Spaniard lacks the physical prowess of Bale, many believe he is better suited to the team's play due to his vision and dribbling ability, while German global Toni Kroos has admitted he prefers the four-man midfield the team usually employ when Isco plays.

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