Bonucci: Juventus now certainties in Champions League final

While, they are also on course to win the Coppa Italia for a third consecutive season - having previously gone 20 years without victory until they claimed the trophy in 2015. If Juventus boss Allegri wants to try the same trick in Cardiff, Alves will be his go-to man.

The final of the Champions League is scheduled to be played on June 3 in Cardiff.

Two former Champions League winners, Mario Mandzukic (ex Bayern Munich) and Dani Alves (ex Barcelona) scored the goals in the victory, which was never in doubt in ways due to a home record which has seen Juventus not lose in European competition in Turin for 4 years.

"I think the change of system gave us the awareness that we are more "European" and that's been our force together with the fact that we all sacrifice ourselves for the team", Bonucci said. Ours is 18 and we have a lot of players who are 21, 22, 23, and I think that is the difference.

Gonzalo Higuain stole the limelight from Monaco's Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao in the first leg at Stade Louis II, scoring his first goals in the away leg of a Champions League tie since making his tournament debut in 2007. "When we got to the final then, we were a surprise".




These two teams met in the UEFA Champions League Final in both 2014 and 2016, with Real coming out on top both times. We have more confidence [than Juve's runners-up of 2015] and we will go there to win. "In three years time this squad will be 25, 30 percent better". There are numerous same players but with more experience of this level.

"He has given us experience and enthusiasm, he has taken a little time to understand Italian football and Juventus, but now he has reached unreal levels".

The decision to snub Alves' return has come back to bite Barcelona, though, as Aleix Vidal, who was bought in as a long-term replacement for the Brazilian, struggled to live up to expectations before sustaining a season-ending injury.

He now has a chance to win a remarkable fourth Champions League title.

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