European soccer giants Barcelona and Juventus will meet on 6 June in the Champions League final in Berlin, Germany. Here’s a preview of the action.

In terms of popularity , Barcelona are way ahead nearly 125 million followers globally across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, while Juventus trail far behind with 22 million across the three platforms.

As favourites Barcelona prepared to take on Juventus for European club football’s biggest prize, the pressure was off one of its key players, Pedro, after the club announced the versatile forward would remain with the Catalan giants until 2019.

Though Juventus is a massive underdog against a Barcelona outfit, which has been firmly entrenched in Europe’s top echelon for the last decade, the Old Lady will be banking on its experienced back line to somehow repulse Messi’s surges and lay the platform for an upset win. The Telegraph gave five reasons why Juventus will win.

Here’s how the teams compare in terms of their game. But in a significant blow for Juventus, Giorgio Chiellini will not face Barcelona striker Luis Suarez in the Champions League final after being ruled out because of an injury. Uruguay’s Suarez was banned for four months after biting Chiellini on the shoulder in the group game in Brazil. See here .

But the Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon seems to have an edge over Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Marco Tardelli , the great Juventus and Italy midfielder, feels ‘Juventus are back to their old selves’ and ‘the glory days are returning’.

Meanwhile, Michael Ballack, the former German captain, talks about the pressures of playing in a Champions League final and his hopes that Juventus will win.

All eyes are on the teams not only for the finals clash but also for new records that could emerge. Both Juventus and Barcelona have the chance to complete the treble, which is winning their domestic league, domestic cup and the Champions League. But while Barcelona is the only Spanish team to ever accomplish this feat, Juventus has never won the treble. Also, Lionel Messi has a chance to become the first player to have scored in three Champions League finals. To find what other records can be expected, read more .

In fact, the media is full of talking points to hook fans. Even as Juventus and Barça are going to Berlin to play in the Champions League Final for the eighth time, former Arsenal and England defender and Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown answered readers’ questions on the biggest game in football this week.

For those who are new to the sporting event and can’t figure out what the noise is all about, The Guardian brings a brief history of the Champions League, and why it’s so hard to win two in a row, as part of a series for newer football fans.

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