Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid – Champions League Final Preview

For the second time in three years, the Champions League final will be contested from the two footballing giants of Madrid as Real go searching for their 11th European crown while Atletico will be going all out for their first. Back in 2014 Atletico came agonisingly close to breaking their duck as they led going into stoppage time, but a Sergio Ramos header denied them and during the extra 30 minutes energy sapped and allowed Real to run away with it, emerging as winners by the somewhat flattering scoreline of…

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Zinedine Zidane questions England’s mentality at big tournaments

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes the England national team had all the talent in the world to win a big tournament like the World Cup or European Championship, but didn’t have the right mentality. The 43-year-old won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000 during his international career with France, and reached the World Cup final again in 2006, losing to Italy before retiring. Despite featuring the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard England did not progress past the quarter-finals of either competition during…

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Zinedine Zidane doesn’t think Lionel Messi is the best player in the world

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world, according to his Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman, a three-time winner of FIFA’s World Player of the Year prize himself, put the Portuguese ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi as the greatest player on the planet in an interview with Mexican newspaper Record, as reported by Sky Sports. “Cristiano Ronaldo is the best,” Zidane said. “People can say what they like about Cristiano Ronaldo, but in his heart he’s a good person. “Messi is the rival and that rivalry…

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Rivaldo’s Champions League XI: including 25 winner’s medals between them

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With various top clubs and his country, Rivaldo won practically everything there was to win in the game during his incredible career. As well as reaching two World Cup finals – winning once in 2002 – he was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1999, and won the Champions League in 2003. So there are arguably few men more qualified to select an XI made up of the names that shined while playing in Europe’s premier club competition. And his amazing team have collected a staggering 25 medals…

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(Video) The five best goals in a Champions League final: Man United’s last gasp winner included

With the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Carlos Tevez all on the pitch, the 2015 Champions League final has the potential for some amazing goals. SEE ALSO: Juventus vs Barcelona Champions League final preview Juventus vs Barcelona combined XI With that in mind we’ve decided to help you take a trip back down memory lane to relive five of the greatest goals the Champions League final has ever seen. 5. Hernan Crespo (AC Milan vs Liverpool – 2005) The 2005 finale between Milan and Liverpool was one of…

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