Juventus' coach Massimiliano Allegri delivers a press conference during the Media Day of the UEFA Champions League football match final Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 29, 2017 at the 'Juventus Stadium' in Turin. / AFP / Marco BERTORELLO
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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has labeled 11-time winners Real Madrid favorites for the Champions League final, but said the "optimistic" Italians intend on bringing the trophy home from Cardiff Saturday.The June 3 final comes two years after a 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in Berlin in Allegri's opening season at the club – that was Juve's sixth defeat in the final of the competition, a record.Asked how this Juventus compares to his side two years ago, he added: "There's more conviction.It will also be crucial, said Chiellini, for Juventus to avoid another tense start to the final that, two years ago, saw nerves creep in following a fourth-minute opener by Ivan Rakitic.
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