Cafu: Real Madrid will win CL

Former Brazil international Cafu believes that with Cristiano Ronaldo fit and firing, Real Madrid will win the Champions League.

Los Blancos face Atletico Madrid in Lisbon on May 24 in the European Cup final, and the 43-year-old has insisted that the Santiago Bernabeu outfit are firm favourites – as long as the Ballon d’Or winner turns up.

“I think Real Madrid will be champions,” the 43-year-old told ESPN Brasil.

“Even though Atletico are one of the best European teams at the moment, with it being a single match, something that Madrid is used to playing, with athletes that used to the competition, a team that has already won it nine times, I think it will be Real.

“And having the best player in the world [Cristiano Ronaldo] also helps. It's always a positive reference for the team.

“You can give him the ball all the time. If you have the best player in the world, in a fantastic phase, it will only weight more towards Real.”

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