- Title: Fans begin to party ahead of Champions League final
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) MAN TAKING A SELFIE OUTSIDE REAL MADRID FOOTBALL PLAYER GARETH BALE'S BAR IN DOWNTOWN CARDIFF SIGN ON BALE'S BAR FACADE READING "ELEVENS BAR & GRILL" REAL MADRID FANS INSIDE BALE'S BAR CHANTING (Spanish) "How could I not love you, you got brought us home the eleventh." BARTENDER SERVING A 'BALE ALE' / PHOTO OF BALE ON THE PUMP TWO REAL MADRID FANS DRINKING BALE ALE AND SHOWING THEIR REAL MADRID T-SHIRTS VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID FANS CHANTING (Spanish) "Magic Real, you are playing the final." VARIOUS OF BALE MEMORABILIA BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL LEGEND CAFU ARRIVING AT BALE'S BAR FOR PRIVATE PARTY / TAKING SELFIE WITH FAN VARIOUS OF FRENCH FOOTBALL LEGEND MARCEL DESAILLY PORTUGUESE FOOTBALL LEGEND LUIS FIGO SHOWING UP AT THE DOORS AS FANS CHANT OUT HIS NAME PEOPLE GATHERED AT FAN ZONE AT CARDIFF BAY MOTHER TAKING A PICTURE OF HER SON BETWEEN TWO HEAVILY ARMED POLICEMEN REAL MADRID FANS SAYING "MADRID! MADRID!" (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID FAN, JOSE PICALLO, PUBLIC WORKER FROM GALICIA, SAYING: "We need to win, there is no choice. The trophy has to come to Spain, to Real Madrid again." (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL MADRID FAN, MANU BALLESTEROS, 24, STUDENT FROM GUADALAJARA, SAYING: "We expect a huge game and we expect Real Madrid to win, because we are Real Madrid fans. But first of all, we expect a big game, and a huge trophy for Real Madrid." POLICEMEN OVERLOOKING FAN ZONE (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS FAN FROM MILANO, ALDO VERONELLI, SAYING: "Tomorrow will be tough for Juve, Real Madrid is strong, very strong. But one never knows. Go Juve!" BIG REPLICA OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY / PEOPLE WALKING INTO FAN ZONE (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARC AND ALEX WITH DAD LUC DAVIS, SAYING: "Marc: I think Bale is going to score two hat-tricks. (Dad says, two hat-tricks, wow. Do you like Ronaldo as well?). Alex: Yes, he is the start at Real Madrid." PEOPLE WALKING UNDER A BIG HALF-FOOTBALL STRUCTURE
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 23:09
- Keywords: JUVENTUS REAL MADRID CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
- Location: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- City: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JL7TXB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Rival fans began warming up on Friday (June 2) ahead of Saturday's (June 3) Champions League final between Juventus and defending champions Real Madrid in Cardiff.
The Spaniards took over local star Gareth Bale's new bar where a private parallel party featuring football legends such as Cafu or Figo was also taking place.
Hundreds also gathered at Cardiff Bay to enjoy the festive atmosphere. Both Real and Juventus fans expected a tough game but predicted their side to come out on top.
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