Champions League holders Real Madrid crashed out of the competition with a 3-2 loss on aggregate as Juventus made their way to the final. Juve will meet Barcelona in the final of the competition next June as both clubs have enjoyed domestic success in their respective leagues. The Italians have already won Serie A while Barcelona are missing a win in one of their final two league games. On the cup front, both have reached the final and have a high possibility of winning it.
All in all, this year’s final is an exceptional one as both teams are still aiming for the treble and it is highly likely that one of them will actually win it. The Catalans eliminated Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich with Messi and Neymar scored five goals against the German champions. The duo along with Luis Suarez have found minimal resistance to their partnership but with the presence of Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini they will have to review their strategies. Last summer, Luis Suarez grew frustrated and bit Chiellini, that resulted in a lengthy ban but the two don’t hold a grudge against each other ahead of the anticipated final.
Both Barcelona and Juventus have a great defensive record, the Catalans conceded only 19 in 36 league matches while the Italians let in only 20 in 35 games. In the Champions League Barcelona conceded 10 in 12 compared to Juventus’ 7 in 12. This does not mean that the two teams play defensive football, both are joint top when it comes to goals scored. Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Morata are quite consistent with their performance and so is Barcelona’s MSN trio. On paper, Barcelona are the favorites to win, but the Italians have been trying to prove themselves on the European level for so long, they can’t afford to lose another final after the loss against Milan in 2003. Coincidentally, that year Juventus beat both Real Madrid and Barcelona on their way to the final.
Barcelona’s only two losses came against tough opponents in the likes of PSG and Bayern Munich, the first came at a time when Luis Suarez was suspended and the second had followed a 3-0 win against Bayern at home. The Italians had a tougher campaign losing twice and drawing thrice as they risked an early exit from the competition but they managed to make their way to the very end, now it only depends on who has more energy and concentration to win the epic final battle. Juventus played two Spanish teams this season and they don’t mind playing a third but the outcome is unpredictable! Book your package with Fly-Foot ahead of the world’s most prestigious final and make your club’s dreams come true!