Pirlo and Evra: Loaded Experiences Competing in the Champions League Final
Madrid – There are two names in the Juventus squad is now experienced enough to play in the Champions League final. Two names that is Andrea Pirlo and Patrice Evra. This season’s final will be the Champions League final for both the fourth and fifth.
When Juventus last time competing in the final of the Champions League, in 2003, Pirlo played in the opposite camp, AC Milan. Pirlo was the first time playing in the Champions League final.
Pirlo’s first experience playing in the Champions League final sweet ending. Milan’s win over Juventus in a match that ended in a penalty shootout that.
Later, Pirlo appeared in the final again two games, namely in 2005 and 2007. Both are still a Milan player. In 2005, Milan lost on penalties to Liverpool. While, in 2007, the successful Milan avenge their defeat two years earlier on the same opponent.
What about Evra? French left-back was first planted on the Champions League final in 2004. At that time, he’s still a player of AS Monaco.
With Monaco, Evra appear to face FC Porto in the final game that year. However, Monaco had to swallow the bitter pill. They lost 0-3 to Porto, who was handled by current Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho.
Four years later, Evra returned to play in the final. This time with Manchester United. In the final held in Moscow, Russia, is, Evra and United lifted the trophy after beating Chelsea on penalties.
Evra returned to appear in the final of the 2009 Champions League and 2011 –masih with United. However, in the final second, Evra and United’s defeat of Barcelona.
This year’s final will be the final for the fourth and fifth Pirlo for Evra. Besides them, there are still Gianluigi Buffon, who also felt playing in the Champions League final. Buffon Juventus goalkeeper too, who escorted when they compete in the finals in 2003.
Juventus reached the final this year after eliminating Real Madrid through 3-2 on aggregate. In the final, which will be held on June 6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany, they will face Barcelona.