JUVENTUS and Real Madrid will meet in the Champions League final for the second time this season.
Their first encounter was a tight affair back in the 1997-98 campaign.
That was, in fact, the last time that the final was between two teams who had won their domestic title the previous season.
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Real Madrid were the victors in Amsterdam as Pedrag Mijatovic’s solitary goal won Los Blancos their first European Cup trophy for the first time in 32 years.
But where are the players from that star-studded confrontation now?
Angelo Peruzzi (c)
Imposing goalkeeper whose 31 international caps were won while competing against a host of world class rivals.
A three-time Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year — including at the age of 37 — and World Cup winner with Italy in 2006 and was playing in a third-consecutive Champions League final.
Is now a coach at former club, Lazio.
A robust full-back who made life as difficult as possible for opponents.
Rarely let his team down and was part of the victorious side two years earlier — missing out in 1997.
Torricelli’s last managerial role was with Figline in the Italian third tier, which he left after one season in 2010.
Another Italian and another who’d also been a runner-up in 1997 — and would be again in 2003.
Iuliano also finished second with the Azzurri at Euro 2000.
The former defender is currently manager of Como in Italy’s third tier.
One of the most vicious defenders of his generation — notorious for taking no prisoners.
Uruguayan, Montero, holds the records for the most red cards in Serie A history with 16.
Is now manager of Argentinian side, Rosario Central.
Angelo Di Livio
One of only five men to win the Champions League in their home town — for now.
Di Livio won 40 caps for Italy and played in two World Cups.
Could play in midfield and defence and his son, Lorenzo, is a Roma youth team player on loan at Ternana.
A two-time Champions League-winner — with Marseille and Juventus.
Descamps was a midfield dynamo who captained France to World Cup and European Championships glory.
As a manager, he led Monaco to the Champions League final, Won Ligue 1 with Marseille and Serie B with Juventus before leading his country to the final of Euro 2016.
An iconic midfielder whose sole Champions League success had come with Ajax, before losing in the final against his future employers in 1996.
Davids, nicknamed ‘The Pitbull’ played for AC Milan, Inter, Barcelona, Tottenham and even Barnet in his career.
Has been out of work since leaving the London club as manager, but kept Chelsea boss Antonio Conte out of this line-up.
A solid defender who was part of a Juventus could which reached four Champions League finals — nicknamed ‘The Professor.’
Pessotto was part of the Italy squad for the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.
He was found holding a rosary after an apparent suicide attempt left him with multiple fractures in the wake of the match-fixing scandal in 2006 — but survived with no lasting physical damage.
Would go on to win the World Cup with France that summer, and subsequently the Ballon d’Or.
Three years later, Zidane would join Real Madrid from Juventus for a world-record £45million.
Is now manager of Los Blancos, hoping to deny the Bianconeri in Cardiff.
The ultimate footballing poacher and the highest-scoring Italian in European football — behind only Raul, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Inzaghi would win two Champions League titles with Milan, scoring twice in 2007 as they beat Liverpool in Athens.
Is the only player to score a hat-trick in the competition with two different teams and is now manager of Venezia, leading the club up to the second tier.
Alessandro Del Piero
One of the great Juventus players.
He made a staggering 705 appearances for the club, winning the Champions League two years earlier — as well as six league titles.
Played in Australia and India before retiring and now often works as a pundit in Italy.
Manager: Marcello Lippi
Legendary Italian who won the Champions League and World Cup as a manager.
Lippi moved to China where he won the Chinese Super League with Guangzhou Evergrande three seasons in a row and also won the Asian Champions League.
Is now manager of the Chinese national team.
Won the Champions League twice with Real Madrid and is considered one of the club’s best-ever non-Spanish goalkeepers.
Illgner actually became the first stopped to keep a clean sheet in a World Cup final when Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in Italia 90.
Recently advised his former club NOT to sign David De Gea.
Champions League-winner for a second time, having triumphed with Milan in 1994.
Panucci played for Inter, Chelsea, Monaco, Roma and Parma before retiring and becoming Fabio Capello’s assistant at Russia.
His last managerial role was at Ternana, who he left in 2016.
Manuel Sanchis (c)
Legendary Real Madrid skipper who won eight La Liga titles.
He was also captain for two Champions League successes and even won a Copa del La Liga, which became defunct in 1986.
Sanchis spent his entire career with Real Madrid before retiring in 2001.
Won every club honour as a player, and notched up 29 international goals — and impressive tally for a defender.
This was the first of three Champions League titles he would win with Real Madrid.
Left to join Al Rayyan, before moving onto Bolton and is now manager of Real Oviedo.
One of the game’s greatest left-backs.
Shot to fame with his goal against France a year earlier and would also win the Champions League on three occasions.
Has just been confirmed as the new manager of South Melbourne.
An Argentinian great who would captain the club to Champions League success again two years later.
Redondon produced an incredible piece of skill to set up Raul to score in a tie at Old Trafford in 2000.
Moved to Milan that summer where his career was curtailed due to injury.
His performances at Sampdoria convinced Real Madrid to sign him — and he would win the World Cup that summer.
Was born in the French colony of New Caledonia, and was twice voted Oceanic Player of the Year.
Karembeu is the current Strategic Advisor at Olympiakos and is part of a Paris- based consortium to expand the A-League with a Pacific Island team.
One of the best midfielders of his generation, who wouldn’t get the credit he deserved until joining Milan in 2001 — via city rivals Inter.
Seedorf became the first player to win the Champions League with three clubs, having done so previously with Ajax.
Has managed Milan and China League One team, Shenzhen F.C., but is now out of work.
For years the Champions League’s top goal scorer — until being overtaken by Messi and Ronaldo.
Raul was just 21 here and had already been a first-team regular for four years.
Retired from football at New York Cosmos in 2015 and is now a Real Madrid ambassador.
One of only four players to start each of Real Madrid’s three Champions League final wins in this four-year period.
Morientes was top goal scorer in the tournament as he helped Monaco reach the final in 2003-04.
Was a youth team coach at Real Madrid before going onto manage C.F. Fuenlabrada where he was sacked.
Ballon d’Or runner-up a year earlier, the Serb was keeping Davor Suker out of the team.
And it proved a wise decision as he scored the only goal of the game in Amsterdam.
Left for Fiorentina in 1999 and is now a club ambassador.
Manager: Jupp Heynckes
The only manager in history to be sacked immediately after winning the Champions League.
Legendary German was dismissed for his poor La Liga performance, which saw Real Madrid finish fourth.
Heynckes showed his worth when he led Bayern Munich to the Treble 15 years later.
Conte replaced Deschamps in the Juventus midfield — as this side proved it has an array of top quality future managers.
Real Madrid didn’t need to us flamboyant goalkeeper, Santiago Canizares.
While Suker came on for Mijatovic for the final minute.