Ju­ven­tus keeper picks his favourite for Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal

The African - - POT POURRI -

ATLETICO Madrid will play against Real Madrid in the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal and Los Col­choneros can count on the sup­port of Gian­luigi Buf­fon as they pre­pare to avenge their 4-1 de­feat two years ago.

Un­der the coach­ing of Diego Sime­one the Ro­ji­blan­cos have reached their sec­ond fi­nal in three years and Buf­fon is an ad­mirer of the team’s work ethic and prag­matic ap­proach.

“If there is di­vine jus­tice, Atletico will win,” the Ju­ven­tus cap­tain said last Wed­nes­day. “Two years ago, Atletico lost in a dra­matic and un­for­tu­nate way, con­ced­ing a goal scored by Ser­gio Ramos in in­jury time. I strongly be­lieve in get­ting re­venge when life of­fers it to you.

“It will be tough be­cause Real have greater ex­pe­ri­ence in this type of games and they are the favourites but it would not sur­prise me if Atletico win be­cause with their way of play­ing, their or­gan­i­sa­tion and their tenac­ity.

“They are the most dif­fi­cult team to beat. I was very up­set two years for the way in which they lost, they were re­ally unlucky.”

The 2015/16 Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal will be played at the Sta­dio Giuseppe Meazza in Mi­lan on May 28.

Gian­luigi Buf­fon

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