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Ronaldo, teammates condemned to play UCL final in away kit

Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 11/05/2017

Ronaldo and team-mate condemned to play UCL final in purple

Real Madrid will not be able to wear their famous white jersey when they face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3, as the Italians are the designated home team.

During the draw for the Champions League semi-finals, it was also decided that the winner of the Bianconeri's match against Monaco will be assigned the home team in the final.

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As a result, Juventus will almost certainly wear their black and white kit, while Real are set to play in their purple second kit, having donned black in the semi-final two seasons ago.

Ronaldo and team-mate condemned to play UCL final in purple

In the 1998 final, Real wore white but with purple trim, such was their home kit at the time.

Defending champions Real Madrid held off a spirited Atletico Madrid to set up a meeting with Juventus in next month's Champions League final in Cardiff.

Atletico, trailing 3-0 from the first leg, stormed into an early 2-0 lead on the night through Saul Niguez's header and Antoine Griezmann's cheeky penalty. But Real grabbed a vital away goal when Isco poked in a rebound after Toni Kroos' fierce shot - following a brilliant run by Karim Benzema - was saved.

Juventus reached their second Champions League final in three seasons with a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory over Monaco.