In Cardiff, Real Madrid will look to win their 12th European Cup title when they take on Juventus and there’s plenty of extra incentive for the players.
Never before has a team managed to defend that title in the current era and it gives Los Blancos the chance to pick up a long overdue double along with their LaLiga crown.
They have gone 59 years without managing to do that but as well as making history being a motivating factor for them on Saturday, there is also a large financial prize on offer.
Captain Sergio Ramos and the rest of the club’s senior figures took a big gamble when they made their bonus requests, which the club accepted, but it is now looking like a wise move.
In the event that Real were to win the double this season, it was agreed that each player would be paid 1.5 million euros for their efforts.
Last season, the club paid a total of 32 million euros in bonuses to the playing and coaching staff, largely made up of 700,000 euros per man for winning the Champions League and an additional 100,000 euros for beating Barcelona at the Camp Nou in El Clasico.
This time around, Los Blancos would pay out more than 80 million euros in bonuses if they do come out on top against the Italian champions.