Photos: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale look sharp in training ahead of Real Madrid v Juventus final

Real Madrid complete their final training session in Cardiff ahead of the Champions League final clash against Juventus on Saturday

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Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid training Photo: UEFA / Handout

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both looked to be in good shape as they trained in Cardiff ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League final showdown with Juventus on Saturday.

The Spanish side were put through their paces in Cardiff after touching down in Wales earlier on Friday afternoon.

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Photo: UEFA / Handout

Real Madrid are looking to retain their Champions League crown after having won the competition last year – and become the first team to do so.

Saturday’s game is a repeat of the 1998 final in Amsterdam, won 1-0 by Real Madrid against a Juventus side featuring current Merengues coach Zinedine Zidane. That gave the Spaniards the seventh of their record 11 European Cups.

Juve, meanwhile, have won the trophy twice, in 1985 and 1996, but have lost in the final six times – more than any other club.

Zidane is attempting to become the first coach to win the Champions League two years running, while Sergio Ramos is seeking to become the first captain to lift the trophy in consecutive seasons.

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Photo: UEFA / Handout

This will be the 19th European competition meeting between Juventus and Real Madrid – all in the European Cup – and there is virtually nothing between the sides. Both clubs have eight wins and two draws, with Juve scoring 21 goals to Madrid’s 18.

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