Juventus Champions League final news: Heysel, Dybala, Ravanelli
With the big day in Cardiff just a few days away, AS English brings you a daily round-up of the goings-on as Juve prepare to play Real Madrid.
Today marks the anniversary of the Heysel disaster and the city of Turin honours the memories of those who tragically lost their lives when Liverpool visited for the 1985 European Cup final.
Juventus media day schedule
Following the end of the Serie A season and as the final gets ever closer, the media duties at the Turin club change. Today's timings confirmed:
Ravanelli says only Juventus deserve to be in final
Ex-Juve striker fabrizio Ravanelli has suggested in the run up to the showpiece final that Real Madrid are not worthy finalists although he believes the Old Lady of Turin is very much deserving of their place. In reply to AS journalist, Mirko Calemme's question, "Is the final between these two teams fair?" he said:
"I don't think so. Juve deserve it, Los Blancos should remember what happened against Bayern. Everyone saw it. Their team is very strong but the refereeing decisions fudged the result."
Dybala the Gladiator
Juve's young star, Paulo Dybala will have no qualms about getting stuck in to the battle of the National Stadium of Wales on Saturday but he'll pick them wisely. Russell Crowe's famous on-screen character of the Gladiator has proved to be an inspiration to the immensely-talented Argentine:
"I have watched the movie maybe 30 times,” said Dybala. “It taught me that, in life, there are times when you have to stand up and fight.
“It also showed me that it is not wise to get caught up in unnecessary battles. That’s why, when people compare me to someone like Messi, I say there are no comparisons. He has already done what I am now trying to do – like winning the Champions League.”
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