OnScene: ESPN FC's Champions League final updates from Cardiff

What's it like to visit the UCL final venue? (1:45)

Layla Anna-Lee takes a tour of the Cardiff stadium ahead of the Champions League final. (1:45)

ESPN FC is "OnScene" in Cardiff ahead of Saturday's Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid (19:45 BST / 14:45 ET.)

Keep up with everything our correspondents have been getting up to.


And finally... The Chaaaaaampions.

Follow all the game updates in our LIVE GameCast

It's safe to say the musical interlude before the game did not go down very well

Final thoughts?

Then this happened...

Ronaldo looked pretty intense in the warmup

But Gigi... he just relaxed

Just another day for Ronaldo

Kick off approaches

How cool is Gigi?

Team news

Battle of the bands

Testing, testing

NBA skills

Are you ready?

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Bale's bar

Gab and Craig are both impressed with Juve's run to the final

Nothing beats a prematch panoramic stadium shot

Ok, maybe this:

Fans have come from as far as New York and Mexico to be here

Robbo thinks Dani Alves could be a game-changer for Juve

Prematch revelry has stepped up a gear

Jake and Elwood -- AKA Mark Ogden and Chris Jones -- preview the game

Will drinks be on the house if Real Madrid win this evening?

Not Welsh cuisine, but a plenty are consumed on a Saturday in Cardiff

The Three Tenors these guys ain't, but the fans watching dig it

Real Madrid fans in Cardiff...

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At yesterday's Legends match the ex-pros showed they've still got it

ESPN FC's Dan Thomas is suited, booted and ready for action

As the excitement begins to build, so too does the security

One mile from Millennium Stadium and roads closed as security tightens in Cardiff.

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Just wait for tonight then, Sid

Well, this is awkward...

Right, ok....

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Madrid better now than in their last two finals? A frightening thought...

What does the future hold for Bale -- both tonight and for next season?

Everyone was keen to respond to your tweets, 'cos they're nice like that

Where will this heavyweight clash be won and lost?

The Principality Stadium is famed for its cauldron atmosphere

Is it harsh to say Higuain fails to deliver in the biggest matches?

Gab thinks the Argentina striker can prove doubters wrong in Cardiff

Here's a shout-out to a less-heralded member of the Juve squad

A new approach to stopping flares and fireworks

FRIDAY, June 2

Who will win Saturday's final? The FC TV crew make their selections.

Sports stars from around the world are in town for the big game.

Sid is excited by the FC TV setting! (Watch at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS)

What has Gab found? Don't worry, it's just a brewery...

Fans are enjoying the festivities in Cardiff

Great turnout for the UCL Legends game in Cardiff

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ESPN FC writer Mark Ogden shows off his skills (he's on the right...)!

First touch a bit rusty. And second, and third...

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Fancy some freestyle football?

Match-goers and fan park attendees can expect plenty of searches

It's sure to be a spectacle when the two teams walk out tomorrow...

Is that trophy really big, or are those people really far away?

Cardiff UCL Final

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The green, green grass of home...

News conferences: Juve (16:30 BST/11:30 ET); Real 18:45 BST/13:30 ET)

One Cardiff restaurant is looking to tempt in the Spanish fans

Take your pick....

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Other eateries have been more accommodating to both sides

Juventus v Real Madrid -- Prosciutto or Tortilla?

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Alessandro Del Piero on Premier League clubs struggling in Europe

We're in Wales, so let's predict the UCL final with some sheep-shearing

One trophy has already been lifted at the Principality Stadium


So what do the Cardiff locals REALLY think about Cristiano Ronaldo?

Juventus and Italy legend Alessandro Del Piero joins the FC TV team

Heavy security in Cardiff

Welcome to the Millennium Stadium!

And here's a peek inside Real Madrid's dressing room

Will @realmadrid repeat in the #UCLfinal?

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It's UEFA Women's Champions League final day!

Two days out, the calm before the storm...

Cardiff, awaiting the Italian and Spanish invasion...

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What's it like to visit a UCL final venue? Find out here

Mmmm, Laverbread


Has Craig left the hotel yet?

Ready for the big one?

Cardiff is a fine city; here is our guide

Croeso I Wales

For all the latest on the Champions League, hit our index as Real Madrid seek to become the first club to retain the title in the modern era. While Juventus chase their own Treble dreams.