On 19th May 2012, Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to claim their first UEFA Champions League crown.
Sid Lowe offers his insight for what the most probable level of involvement will be for Gareth Bale when Real face Juventus.
It's that time of the season when trophies are handed out and the biggest teams celebrate. And not just because they feature in Shaka Hislop's Top 10!
Missing out on Champions League qualification has become the equivalent of Premier League relegation for English football's most powerful clubs.
The Premier League has only had two teams in the semifinals of the Champions League in the past five seasons.
Decision ends predecessor Michel Platini's tradition of presenting trophies to captains in the VIP section of stadiums.