Messi and Neymar Jr / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Juventus and Barça are both going to Berlin to play in the Champions League Final for the eighth time, and here are some juicy nuggets of trivia associated to the biggest game in European club football:

The Italians have lost their last three finals, while the Catalans have won in their last three (2006, 2009 and 2011).


No team has ever had two players score nine or more goals in the same Champions League campaign. Well, not until this season, when Messi (10) and Neymar Jr (9) did it.


Neymar is the third Barça player to score nine goals in a single edition of the Champions League. The first was Rivaldo and the second was Messi, of course.


Messi is top of both the goalscoring (10) and assists (5) rankings.


Carlos Tévez is the top Juventus scorer with 7.


Full back Patrice Evra could become the second player to appear in a Champions League Final for three different teams, The only other player to do so was Clarence Seedorf.


Buffon, Pirlo and Barzagli all won the World Cup for Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin in 2006.


Ter Stegen and Buffon have kept six clean sheets in this competition, a record bettered by no other keeper.


Juventus have not conceded in single goal in either the first or last fifteen minutes of any of the games they have played.


The Italians have been on the receiving end of the most shots in the competition (136).


Barça have completed the most passes in the tournament (7174) and also have the highest completion rate (88.3%). They have topped this category every year since 2007/08.


Xavi and Buffon are the only players that remain from when the sides met in the quarter finals in 2002/03. Luis Enrique was also involved in that tie.