Germany: FC Barcelona players arrive in Berlin for Champions League final with Juventus

FC Barcelona players including Xavi, Neymar, Gerard Pique and Dani Alves arrived in Berlin, Friday receiving rapturous support from fans ahead of their Champions League final clash with Italian outfit Juventus FC. Latest odds indicate that FC Barcelona are favourites to win the trophy for the first time since the 2010/2011 season when they beat Manchester United 3-1. Juventus, who will be without their key defender Giorgio Chiellini, will be looking for their first taste of European success since the 1995/1996 season. Both teams are seeking to win trebles after they won their domestic league and cup competitions earlier in the season. Chiellini's absence also means many fans will miss out on what promised to be a fiery side-story - his first meeting with FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez since the Uruguayan bit him during a match in the 2014 World Cup. This will also be the final match for one-club-man Xavi Hernandez before he heads to Qatar to play for Al-Sadd and start his coaching qualifications.

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