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Former President of Napoli, Corrado Ferlaino: “I am Napoletano and I must support Real Madrid. If Juventus were to win the Champions League, they would take a lot of money that they would use to buy more players and Napoli couldn’t fight for the Scudetto even next year. I’m not Italiano, I’m Napoletano. I don’t care about Juventus, I don’t root for the Piemontesi”

Borja Valero, Fiorentina player: “I’ll support Real Madrid because I grew up with the camiseta blanca and the Bianconeri are the enemies of my Fiorentina”

Giacomo Ciccio Valenti, italian TV and radio conductor, Inter Milan supporter: “How many Juventini fans supported Inter in 2010? Nobody. At Cardiff we’ll return the favor. I already know what shirt will be worn by my son: white, with the words C. Ronaldo”

Paolo Beldì, italian filmmaker, Fiorentina la viola” supporter: “Who will I root for in the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid? It’s not my fault if Real Madrid will play with the purple jersey…”

Bruno Peres, former player of Torino FC and now playing in Roma: “Juventus is a great team, but we support the failing of the Triplete, so we are happy if they lose”

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Greats Of The Game - Roberto Baggio, Forward/Attacking-Midfielder

A technically gifted, creative playmaker and a set piece specialist renowned for his curling free-kicks and goalscoring, Baggio is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all-time. In 1999, he came fourth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll, and was chosen on the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002. In 1993, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100, a list of the world’s greatest living players.

In 2002, Baggio became the first Italian player in over 50 years to score more than 300 career goals; he is currently the fourth-highest scoring Italian in all competitions with 318 goals. In 2004, during the final season of his career, Baggio became the first player in over 30 years to score 200 goals in Serie A, and is currently the seventh-highest goalscorer of all time in Serie A, with 205 goals. In 1990, he moved from Fiorentina to Juventus for a world record transfer fee. Baggio has won two Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a UEFA Cup, playing for seven different Italian clubs during his career: Vicenza, Fiorentina, Juventus, Milan, Bologna, Internazionale and Brescia.

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Italy NT squad to face Uruguay and Liechtenstein

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Simone Scuffet (Udinese);

Defenders: Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Mattia Caldara (Atalanta), Federico Ceccherini (Crotone), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Danilo D’Ambrosio (Inter Milan), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Emerson (As Roma), Leonardo Spinazzola (Atalanta);

Midfielders: Daniele De Rossi (As Roma), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (AC Milan), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Sassuolo), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);

Wingers: Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan), Stephan El Shaarawy (As Roma), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli);

Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Eder Citadin Martins (Inter Milan), Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton), Ciro Immobile (Lazio).