South East Wales

Champions League: Luis Figo among Cardiff match legends

Luis Figo playing for Real Madrid Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Luis Figo won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2002

Former Juventus and Real Madrid stars are among the ex-players who will take part in a friendly match in Cardiff ahead of the Champions League final.

Teams will face off on Cardiff Bay's floating pitch on Friday ahead of Saturday's showpiece match.

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder Luis Figo, ex-Juventus star David Trezeguet and Brazil legend Cafu are among those in the squads.

Real Madrid great Emilio Butragueno and Dutchman Ruud Gullit are the managers.

The match kicks off at 16:00 BST ahead of the final between Real Madrid and Juventus at the National Stadium of Wales on Saturday.

Gullit was part of the AC Milan side which was the last team to retain the European Cup, in 1989 and 1990.

If Real Madrid win at the weekend, they will become the first team to win back-to-back trophies in the Champions League era.

Wales' own Ian Rush and Ryan Giggs will line-up alongside one another in Gullit's side.

Line-ups

Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Cafu won 142 caps and two World Cups with Brazil

Gullit All-Stars

VĂ­tor Baia (GK), Cafu, Ciro Ferrara, Steffen Freund, Patrik Andersson, Dejan Stankovic, Youri Djorkaeff, Robert Pires, Marcel Desailly, Ian Rush, Ryan Giggs, Fabrizio Ravanelli, David Trezeguet, Gianluca Zambrotta, Eric Abidal, Marco Materazzi, Jeremy Lynch (freestyler), Clint Capela, Joel Embiid

Image copyright Getty Images

Butragueno All-Stars

David James (GK), Michel Salgado, Celestine Babayaro, Roberto Carlos, Gaizka Mendieta, Luis Figo, Predrag Mijatovic, Patrizia Panico, Davor Suker, Luis Garcia, Rai, Clarence Seedorf, Christian Karembeu, Steve McManaman, Deco, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Adidas Young Champions: Carmelo Anthony, Billy Wingrove (F2 freestyler), Juan Hernangomez

Related Topics

More on this story