Barcelona vs Juventus Champions league final preview


BERLIN:  As Barcelona is all set to take on Juventus in the Champions League Final for the eighth time, here are some interesting facts of both teams ahead of the big match.

The Italians [Juventus] have lost their last three finals, while the Catalans [Barcelona] have won in their last three (2006, 2009 and 2011).

No team has ever had two players score nine or more goals in the same Champions League campaign. Well, not until this season, when Messi (10) and Neymar Jr (9) did it.

Neymar is the third Barça player to score nine goals in a single edition of the Champions League. The first was Rivaldo and the second was Messi.

Messi is top of both the goalscoring (10) and assists (5) rankings while Carlos Tévez is the top Juventus scorer with 7.

Full back Patrice Evra could become the second player to appear in a Champions League Final for three different teams, The only other player to do so was Clarence Seedorf.

Buffon, Pirlo and Barzagli all won the World Cup for Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin in 2006.

Ter Stegen and Buffon have kept six clean sheets in this competition, a record bettered by no other keeper.

Juventus have not conceded in single goal in either the first or last fifteen minutes of any of the games they have played.

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