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The Black Eyed Peas to play in CL final opening ceremony

Real Madrid v Juventus

Where is the Love Y’all? It will be at the National Stadium of Wales in this year’s Champions League final.

The Grammy-Award winning group the Black Eyed Peas has announced they will grace the opening ceremony of the final between defending champions Real Madrid and Juventus.

“We’re planning on harnessing the excitement of the fans in the stadium, and all those tuning in to the Uefa Champions League final,” said lead vocalist William “will.i.a.m” Adams.

Every year the final between the strongest clubs in Europe gets millions of viewers across all platforms. The 2013 final between German clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund recorded the most viewers to date, with 360 million television watchers.

“As football fans ourselves, we know how much this game means to those watching from the stands, their homes and with friends,” added will.i.am. “This performance means just as much to us. We’re planning an unforgettable show.”

This will be the group’s third big sporting event, following their performance at the 2005 Grey Cup in Canada and their Super Bowl XLV halftime show in 2011.

Aside from the song “Where is the Love?”, the group is famed for songs like “My Humps”, “Pump it” and “I Gotta Feeling”.

WAR OF THE TITANS

There is no saying more apt for the clash between Real Madrid and Juventus such as this – an unstoppable force clashes with an immovable object.

Both sides have been crowned domestic champions this season, with Juve winning a record six-straight Scudetto and Madrid earning their first La Liga title since 2012.

The Italians are famed for their suffocating defense, which has terrorized even Barcelona’s tiki-taka-fueled attack over two legs. Aside from a moment of sloppiness against a very eager, youth-driven, attack-crazed Monaco side, Juve have been truly merciless in the Champions League.

Real are not on the other side of the spectrum in defense, but they are known for a different tactic entirely. Los Blancos are on a 64-game run of scoring at least one goal per match, so stopping them from scoring is easier said than done. They’ve also won two of the last three Champions League final via shoot-outs, meaning even if you want to force out a draw in the regular minutes, you’ll have a hard time winning against the champions in the pressure-packed penalties.

The pair last met in the Champions League in 2015, when the Italians outlasted Madrid 3-2 in the semis, before losing to Barca 1-3 in the final.

Things have vastly changed since then, though if there’s one thing we are sure of, we are in for a very exciting match as these great clubs collide in Cardiff to decide who is better.