BERLIN: As Barcelona and Juventus heading Berlin to play in the Champions League Final for the eighth time on Saturday, we bring you some fun facts associated to the biggest game in club football.
Juventus have lost their last three Champions League finals since winning on penalties against Ajax in 1995/96.Barcelona, meanwhile, have won their last three finals – the last one they lost was against AC Milan in 1993/94.
The game will be shown live on ITV1 (coverage begins at 7pm), Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 5 (coverage begins at 6pm). This will be the 7th European Cup/Champions League final between an Italian side and a Spanish one: Italian teams have won only twice.
Juventus have not conceded in single goal in either the first or last fifteen minutes of any of the games they have played.
Live Streaming: Ten Sports
The Champions League final 2015 will be precded by an opening ceremony lasting around nine minutes and featuring the Junges Ensemble Berlin Choir, 400 volunteer performers and soprano Nina Maria Fisher and tenor Manual Gomez Ruiz. The game kicks off at 7.45pm (BST).
Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba; Vidal; Tévez, Morata.
Out: Chiellini (calf), Cáceres (ankle)
Doubtful: Barzagli (thigh)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar.
And if Messi, Neymar and Suarez can be similarly frustrated, the ‘triplo’, rather than the ‘triple’, could very much be on the cards.