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Summary

  1. Juventus take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final at 19:45
  2. More than 170,000 visitors are expected in Cardiff on Saturday
  3. Road closures are in place across the city
  4. Motorists are urged to avoid the M4 for the whole of match day as it will be busy

Live Reporting

By Rhiannon Beacham and Ceri Coleman-Phillips

All times stated are UK

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Time to let the football do the talking

Thanks for your company this afternoon, the atmosphere in Cardiff has been electric.

All eyes now turn to the pitch.

Juventus take on reigning champions Real Madrid at 19:45 and you can see live updates on the match here.

A round up of what's been an incredible day for Cardiff

How will you get home later?

There's an app for that

Where's you destination?

Post-match passenger queuing systems are all ready at Cardiff Central rail station.

Queuing system at Cardiff central
BBC

Loving the atmosphere

Visit Wales tweets

£1,500 for a ticket?

BBC Wales reporter Natalie Crockett tweets

Who's your favourite?

Fans study the Champions League stars which decorate Cardiff Castle.

Fans looking at Cardiff Castle
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Yes, but are they true Spanish men?

The countdown begins

Fans stream into the stadium with less than an hour to go before kick-off.

National Stadium of Wales
BBC

Juventus starting line up

Real Madrid starting line up

What a view!

BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty takes his seat ahead of kick off.

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Bale on the bench

Champions League tweets

Croeso i'r gem derfynol

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Principality Stadium

programme notes
BBC Sport

The programme notes by Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin are in Welsh as well as English - so this is the perfect time to learn some of the local lingo.

Impress your mates by announcing that you think tonight's game will be 'ddiflas' (boring) or 'gyffrous iawn' (very exciting).

I'm going for the latter myself...

I'm not sure you'll see into the stadium from there

Juventus have arrived

It was always going to end in tears!

There's an unfamiliar face in this starting line up!

The real line up will be announced shortly.

Real Madrid team cut out
BBC

On the head son!

It's all eyes on Cardiff

Gareth Bale and co have arrived

They're almost here

BBC Wales reporter Max Evans tweets

Sounds of Euro 2016 here!

Will the Romans conquer?

This Juventus fan hopes so.

Juventus fan in roman hat
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Brazilian fans

Heiden Villela (far right) and his friends have travelled from Brazil to watch another famous Ronaldo!

Brazilian football fans
BBC

'A steady stream'

South Wales Police tweets

Don't miss the match!

Cardiff2017Travel tweets

Friendship goals

Amigos Ruben and Carlos have travelled to Cardiff from Mexico.

They are cheering for different teams - let's hope their friendship lasts the night!

Ruben and Carlos
BBC

'We've been framed guv!'

Police have fun with the fans.

police in champions league frame
BBC

The road to the final

Fans make their way from the Bay to the city centre

Saving their energy

These fans take it easy ahead of tonight's big game.

fans laying down
BBC

'Bringing people together'

Lama Lobsang, who is originally from Tibet but now lives in Cardiff, said it was great to see sport bringing people together.

Lama Lobsang
BBC

Vibrant scenes in the city centre

Thank you to Joann Randles for capturing these vibrant snaps of fans enjoying themselves.

Football fans
Joann Randles
football fans
Joann Randles
football fans
Joann Randles
football fans
Joann Randles
football fans
Joann Randles

Know your stadium

Aerial view of the National Stadium of Wales
PA
  • Jari Litmanen scored the first international goal at the stadium in March 2000 in a 2-1 triumph for Finland
  • It staged the FA Cup final between 2001 and 2006 while Wembley was being redeveloped
  • The first 11 major cup finals staged there were all won by the side occupying the home dressing room
  • The stadium's retractable roof takes 20 minutes to open or close
Inside the National Stadium of Wales
PA

New name

National Stadium of Wales
BBC

The Principality Stadium has been renamed the National Stadium of Wales for tonight's final.

The roof of the 70,000-capacity venue will be closed for the game for safety reasons.

Principality Stadium/National Stadium of Wales
Wales News Service

It's not only the Brits who love a queue

Fans line up to get into the stadium. The advice is to aim to be inside by 17:45 as additional security checks will be in place.

Fans line up to get into the stadium
BBC

We've got ourselves a sing-off!

Three arrested

Three men have been arrested in Cardiff city centre on suspicion of ticket touting offences, South Wales Police said.

One man was arrested on Friday and two on Saturday. They have all been remanded in custody.

That's a wrap!

BBC Wales reporter Max Evans tweets from Cardiff Bay

False alarm in the city centre

The fire service arrives in town, but it's a false alarm. Now they need to get back out through the crowds.

Fire engine in city centre
BBC
Fire engine in city centre
BBC