Champions League final to be played under closed roof for first time

Nevertheless, Ronaldo believes there must be a way through when Madrid and Juve clash on June 3 in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

The 2017 Champions League Final will be played with the roof on at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff next weekend. Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones said in April that organizers were weighing whether to shut the retractable roof, noting that "there is no specific threat of a drone attack". The two finalists have just been made aware of the decision.

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Bale has been out of action ever since, missing the final stages of the domestic season as Madrid clinched their first title since 2011-12, but he could make his return in the showpiece in Cardiff on June 3.

A statement from UEFA, the European governing body, said: "UEFA's priority for the UEFA Champions League final, as with all its matches, is to ensure that it is a safe and secure event for all stakeholders, from the participating teams to the supporters".

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UEFA called for the roof closure at the 74,500 Principality Stadium, renamed National Stadium of Wales for the final, after the Borussia Dortmund bus bombing last month. The news was confirmed to AS this morning from Cardiff City council and it contradicts information from UEFA who state that the fan zone and Champions Festival will go ahead in Cardiff as planned albeit with higher levels of security in place. You've seen previous finals on television and it's a dream come true to be able to win this trophy.

"In addition, the floating pitch will host community activity, including walking football, refugee teams from Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, a deaf football friendly worldwide, learning disability and youth age groups matches", according to UEFA's schedule.

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