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Revealed: The UEFA Champions League Final Exciting Eleven team sheet

With just over 24 hours to go until the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC, Nissan – the tournament’s official global automotive sponsor – has revealed the combined Cardiff dream-team.

Created in partnership with sports science experts at Loughborough University, using an Excitement Index score for each player, the list features players including; veteran Gianluigi Buffon in goal, Real Madrid C.F. and Spain captain Sergio Ramos, Juventus FC right back Dani Alves and Real Madrid C.F. duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale up front.

Nissan has also revealed Real Madrid C.F. have the ‘exciting edge’ over Juventus FC, according to the Excitement Index scientific formula. The reigning UEFA Champions League champions also hold the number one spot for the most exciting game of the season to date – thanks to their thrilling 4-2 victory of FC Bayern Munich in the quarter final round.

Nissan’s Excitement Index scientific formula* calculates an excitement score based on key match stats including: goal(s) scored (and when), involvement of star player(s), booking(s) and fan attendance.

*NISSAN EXCITEMENT INDEX

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 16-17 SEASON MATCH TABLE (TOP 5):

POSITION

MATCH:

EXCITEMENT SCORE:
*
based on the Nissan Excitement Index scientific formula

1

Real Madrid C.F. vs. FC Bayern Munich

118.0

2

FC Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain

73.7

3

Manchester City FC vs. AS Monaco FC

72.9

4

Borussia Dortmund v Legia Warsaw

72

5

Barcelona v Man City

55.7

 

Throughout the build up to the most exciting game of the year, the UEFA Champions League Final, Nissan will be at the heart of action. As well as working alongside their global ambassador and UEFA Champions League finalist Gareth Bale, Nissan will also be delivering the iconic UEFA Champions League trophy to the Principality Stadium. You can follow all of the action on the new Nissan Excitement FC Facebook page and share your own exciting journey in the build-up via #TooExcitedTo.

(Nissan)