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Xavi bids farewell to Barcelona after winning his fourth Champions League title. Getty Images

Following a glitzy trophy presentation, Xavi is hoisted aloft by teammates as he parades his fourth Champions League trophy in front of the media and his adoring supporters.

On that note, we bid you a fond farewell. Thanks for joining us throughout the course of the 2014/15 season.

Join us again tomorrow for a report of England's friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Juventus, winners of four consecutive Serie A crowns, deserve credit for largely resisting that early onslaught and making a real contest of it for most of the second 45.

Ultimately, they fell just short against a superior outfit and a domestic double still represents a good first season for Allegri.

You suspect, like Barcelona, they will be back.

A fifth European Cup triumph and a second treble overall for Barcelona. Despite their enviable array of star talent, such an achievement appeared very unlikely just a few short months ago.

A fitting way for one of the all-time midfield greats in Xavi to sign off his career with the Catalans and the best possible riposte to those who have not been shy in their criticism of Luis Enrique over recent months.

Wild celebrations from the Barcelona players as Juventus are left to ponder what might have been following a spirited second-half display.

The camera pans to a tearful Pirlo as Alves and Neymar struggle to contain their delirium.

Barcelona have won the Champions League


Juventus 1-3 Barcelona

That, as they say, is that.

Juventus pour forward in search of that elusive second equaliser, leaving them vulnerable to the counter. Barcelona clear their lines and Neymar is left with the freedom of Berlin to race forward and pick his spot at the far post beyond Buffon.

The final whistle sounds.

Goal: Juventus 1-3 Barcelona (Neymar)

Pedro is on for the final few seconds as Suarez slowly proceeds towards the touchline. Surely no way back for Juventus now as the clock ticks past the 95-minute mark.

Ter Stegen has looked uncertain at times tonight, but he holds a curled shot from Tevez with little issue.

Suarez is on the floor again following a tussle with Lichtsteiner.

Jeremy Mathieu trots on for Rakitic as Barcelona look to make sure of victory.

The Croatian has adapted excellently to a new role during his first season at the club and his goal tonight is a fitting reward for a sizeable and often underrated contribution.

Evra is now receiving treatment after appearing to roll his ankle under pressure from Alves and Rakitic. The 34-year-old is quickly replaced by Kingsley Coman.

Another sweet strike from Marchisio is turned behind for a corner by Ter Stegen. Five minutes of added time signalled - can Juventus find an equaliser?

Suarez is down in a heap after falling awkwardly on his knee in the aftermath of a foul from Bonucci. The Uruguayan limps off gingerly.

A real chance for Pique to extend Barcelona's lead but the centre-back snatches at his shot and it soars over.

Xavi, by the way, has now moved ahead of compatriot and fellow World Cup winner Iker Casillas to become the leading appearance holder in this competition.

A late roll of the dice from Allegri as Morata is replaced by Fernando Llorente.

Opportunities coming along rather quickly now as another formidable Barcelona break is thwarted by a foul on Neymar before Pogba heads narrowly over from a corner.

Xavi is on for his final Barcelona appearance and 151st overall in the Champions League. Long-time teammate and friend Iniesta makes way.

Roberto Pereyra replaces Vidal for Juventus, meanwhile.

Barcelona players protested furiously against that decision, but the ball definitely took a hefty deflection off the Brazilian's hand before rolling into the net. It remains to be seen if that incident will have any bearing on the result.

After being sucker-punched against the run of play, Juventus create a moment of uncertainty as Ter Stegen flounders badly from a corner with Evra close by.

Ruthless from Barcelona. They are level for just 15 minutes before Buffon parries Messi's shot and Suarez makes no mistake from the rebound to restore a one-goal lead.

Neymar then looks to have put the result beyond any doubt with 20 minutes remaining but his headed effort is controversially disallowed by the officials for handball.

Goal: Juventus 1-2 Barcelona (Luis Suarez)

Morata's goal has given Juventus such belief.

Pogba is incensed not to have been awarded a penalty after being held back by Alves as he sought to spin and shoot inside the area. The French midfielder pounds the turf in irritation as play continues.

Juventus are really beginning to build confidence now with Morata the catalyst.

Shortly after notching the equaliser, he rises above Gerard Pique to head over and is then involved in a passing move that culminates in Marchisio teeing up Tevez for a shot that goes just over.

Pogba is next to test Ter Stegen, but his effort from distance is comfortably held.

Despite having been pushed further on the backfoot since the second half began, Juventus draw level through a former Real Madrid striker and 2014 Champions League winner.

A clever backheel from Marchisio releases Lichtsteiner down the right before the latter passes inside for Tevez.

His quick shot is then parried by Ter Stegen, but Morata is on hand to sweep home the rebound as the noise level inside Olympiastadion rises exponentially.

That is the Spaniard's fifth strike in the Champions League so far this season. He previously scored important goals against both Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.

Goal: Juventus 1-1 Barcelona (Alvaro Morata)

A corner for Juventus almost results in them conceding again as a swarming Barcelona break led by goalscorer Rakitic, during which they had a five-on-three advantage at one stage, ends with Buffon producing a strong right-handed save at his near post to push Suarez's inventive effort behind.

Messi exchanges passes with Neymar and Suarez on the edge of the box before shooting over. Delightful football from Barcelona and their opponents are clinging on once more.

The finalists have remerged after the break and the second half is underway. Just 45 minutes stand between Barcelona and a first Champions League title in four years.

Given some of the criticism aimed at manager Luis Enrique since he succeeded Gerardo Martino in May 2014, a treble in his very first season in charge would represent quite the achievement.

If Juventus are to discover a route back into this tie, then they need to be far more composed and decisive on the rare occasions they do manage to retain possession.

In Tevez and Morata they have two outlets capable of causing serious damage on the counter, but too often the passes aimed in their direction have left a lot to be desired.

How Allegri approaches the early stages of this second half should prove intriguing, particularly with Pogba and Vidal each walking a disciplinary tightrope.

After the slightest of early wobbles, Barcelona regained their composure very quickly indeed to dominate possession during that first half and have carved out enough opportunities to be further ahead.

Rakitic's opener was the result of a typically impressive passing sequence that dragged Juventus' markers hopelessly out of position but the Italians surely will not be too disheartened given that they still only trail by one solitary goal.


Juventus 0-1 Barcelona

An uncharacteristic error from Buffon almost allows Neymar to feed the lively Suarez before Marchisio makes good contact with another snapshot but aims straight at Ter Stegen.

Messi then tries to glide and jink his way through the Juventus backline but eventually runs out of space beyond the byline.

Suarez backs up Bonucci before seeing a low shot drift past the diving Buffon and agonisingly wide of the Italian's right-hand post.

Buffon then diverts a stinging effort from the former Liverpool striker over the crossbar as Barcelona look to covert their superior possession into further goals.

Pogba is the second Juventus player in the book following a tangle with the nimble Messi.

One thing Juventus do boast over Barcelona tonight is a clear height advantage, so it makes little sense to see them completely waste a short corner courtesy of the experienced Andrea Pirlo.

Pogba goes to ground following a slight shove from Alba but his penalty appeals are given short shrift by the referee. Replays show the contact occurred outside the box anyway.

Barcelona still looking to monopolise possession as keenly and quickly as ever, but Juventus have tentatively weathered the storm to keep the score at 1-0.

Pogba has the opportunity to kickstart another counter but is over exuberant with his pass up towards Tevez and Morata.

Close for Juventus as Claudio Marchisio's powerful shot flies just over the bar.

At the opposite end, Evra's poor headed clearance falls to Neymar who fires a tame shot into the hands of a grateful Buffon.

Tevez steams forward on the break for Juventus but Mascherano makes a timely intervention before Ter Stegen is forced into making a save with Pogba lurking.

Morata curls a shot wide under pressure from Alba after Barcelona had conceded possession just outside their own penalty area.

Barcelona, having responded from that briefest period of uncertainty, are cutting through Juventus at will now and arguably should be out of sight before the 15-minute mark.

Neymar shoots narrowly over and fails to make contact with a cross to the back post before Buffon shows agility to bely his advancing years with a superb stop that prevents Dani Alves from making it 2-0.

Alba shoots harmlessly over from a low corner and a reckless Vidal is possibly lucky to avoid a second yellow in quick succession with another poor challenge on Neymar.

A chance for Juventus to level after Alvaro Morata beats Mascherano and cuts inside but Arturo Vidal lashes his shot over Marc-Andre ter Stegen's crossbar.

The Chilean looks particularly aggrieved by that early goal and becomes the first player to be cautioned by referee Cuneyt Cakır following a late tackle on Sergio Busquets.

Any lingering positivity from Juventus regarding that bright start has completely dissipated as Barcelona take the lead inside four minutes with a goal of trademark quality.

Jordi Alba sweeps the ball out to Neymar on the left-hand side and the Brazilian feeds Iniesta who shows excellent composure to draw the defender before passing inside to Rakitic. The former Sevilla midfielder makes no mistake to leave Buffon floundering.

A nightmare for Allegri that will now leave Juve needing to come forward rather than just being content to sit deep and utilise the break.

Goal: Juventus 0-1 Barcelona (Ivan Rakitic)

A slightly nervy start from Barcelona as Tevez is offered an early sight of goal and Mascherano needlessly concedes a corner.

Evra is unmarked from the ensuing delivery but Juventus fail to take advantage.

We are underway for start of the 2015 Champions League final in Berlin.

Reigning Italian champions Juventus finished 17 points ahead of nearest challengers Roma in Serie A, while they also beat Lazio in the Coppa Italia final last month.

Allegri's side came second behind Atletico Madrid in Group A in this competition before easily dismissing Borussia Dortmund and edging past Monaco and Real Madrid in the knockout rounds.

Barcelona had a two-point buffer over their fiercest rivals in Spain and Messi showcased the full extent of his brilliance with a truly stunning effort during the aforementioned Copa del Rey success.

The Catalans topped Group F and subsequently saw off Manchester City, PSG and Bayern Munich to reach the final.

It might not be the Clasico, but there are certainly no shortage of intriguing subplots in Berlin.

While Suarez has been spared a potentially awkward and feisty first meeting with Chiellini since his shameful bite on the Italian during the World Cup in Brazil last summer, inevitably there is still a certain amount of scrutiny on his reunion with Evra.

Xavi will be hopeful of finishing his illustrious Barcelona career on a positive note, while a Champions League winners' medal would complete the set for legendary Juventus goalkeeping veteran Gianluigi Buffon.

Aside from the dazzling Messi, plenty of eyes will also be fixed upon Paul Pogba tonight.

With so much speculation surrounding his future ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window, plenty are eager to discover if the 22-year-old has what it takes to heavily influence a fixture on such a grand stage.

The presence of Carlos Tevez is another key focal point as he faces compatriot and former West Ham teammate Javier Mascherano.

Under 10 minutes now until kick-off.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, much of the talk prior to tonight's contest has involved the significant threat posed by Barcelona's awe-inspiring attacking triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

The talented forward trio have bagged a staggering 106 goals between them so far this term, with Suarez also playing the role of facilitator very well indeed after returning from his four-month ban.

How Juventus cope with such brilliant movement and fluidity should prove crucial in determining the result, as will their ability to swallow any pride and readily accept their status as underdogs in order to implement an effective counter attack.

After a desperate week for the global game involving yet more allegations concerning alleged systemic corruption at FIFA, it is somewhat comforting and indeed refreshing to get back to discussing purely football matters tonight with a fixture of enormous magnitude.

Barcelona have won the European Cup on four previous occasions, with the last coming with victory over Manchester United at Wembley in 2011.

Juventus have not reached the final since 2003, when they lost 3-2 on penalties to Serie A rivals AC Milan at Old Trafford following a dismal goalless draw. David Trezeguet, Marcelo Zalayeta and Paolo Montero all missed from the spot that night.

The 'Old Lady' actually reached three consecutive finals in the mid-1990s, winning in 96 via a shootout against Ajax before defeats to Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.

No last-minute surprises from either Massimiliano Allegri or Luis Enrique, it seems.

Juventus are without influential defender Giorgio Chiellini tonight due to a calf injury, with Andrea Barzagli set to partner Leonardo Bonucci in a more conventional back four that also includes Stephan Lichtsteiner and Patrice Evra.

The latter is contesting his fifth Champions League final with a third different club having previously appeared for both AS Monaco and Manchester United.

For Barcelona, meanwhile, Andres Iniesta starts despite sustaining a calf issue of his own during the Copa del Rey final victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp on 30 May.

Xavi is listed among the substitutes in what will be his final match before leaving the La Liga champions for Qatari outfit Al Sadd this summer.

Juventus v Barcelona

Juventus: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Evra, Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba, Vidal, Tevez, Morata

Subs: Storari, Ogbonna, Padoin, Sturaro, Pereyra, Coman, Llorente

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Subs: Bravo, Bartra, Mathieu, Adriano, Xavi, Rafinha, Pedro

With both successful clubs having already secured victory in their respective league and domestic cup campaigns, Juventus square off against Barcelona at the Olympiastadion in Berlin this evening for the right to be crowned champions of Europe.

Pre-match build-up and live updates are on the way, but first we have breaking team news to bring you ahead of the final...