Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri eyes perfect finale


Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is keen to bring a wonderful season to an end by beating Real Madrid in next weekend’s Champions League final.

The Bianconeri ended their Serie A season in style on Saturday, hitting back from a goal down to beat Bologna 2-1 thanks to efforts by Paulo Dybala and Moise Kean.

Juve had already sealed the Serie A title while they have also triumphed in the Coppa Italia this season, but Allegri is hoping to also land the Champions League.

“The season, right now, is beautiful,” he said. “We have [the Champions League final in] Cardiff and, from Monday, we will prepare only to win.

“It’s beautiful to note the games of Kean and [goalkeeper Emil] Audero. There are other good guys, who will play next year. The team did well and we woke up after the goal.

“The first time we went [to the Champions League final against Barcelona in 2015] with a gentle pace. We will go to Cardiff with serenity, which is how finals are won.

“It will be a fascinating game against an extraordinary team. We have to play with confidence – it is an important match that does not happen every year.”

Juve are 1/1 to win the Champions League final on Saturday while Real Madrid can be backed at 5/6 to come out on top.