Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar
Barcelona's attacking trio could be points one, two and three on their own, they are that good (but that would make this list too easy).
You must know the eye-popping stats by now: the trio have a record-breaking 120 goals and 55 assists between them this season. They have flourished in the second half of the season to produce one of the best attackes of all-time, with 79 of those goals coming in 2015.
Juventus vs Barcelona combined XI
Juventus vs Barcelona combined XI
1/11 GK: Gianluigi Buffon
The veteran keeper, 37, is still one of the world's best and has again been a mountain of strength for Juventus this season. The Champions League is just about the only medal missing from his glittering career. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is a huge talent, but has a long way to go to reach Buffon.
2/11 RB: Dani Alves
It seems odd that Barcelona would get rid of their rampaging full-back, his bursts forward from the right have been a signature of the team's style since 2008. Stephan Lichtsteiner provides a similar role for Juve (in both style and temper) but isn't close to the Brazilian's level.
3/11 CB: Leonardo Bonucci
Just look back to his towering performances in the two semi-finals against Real Madrid for evidence that he is among the elite in his position. Bonucci is a ferocious defender and without Giorgio Chiellini, will need to be even better to keep out Barcelona. Javier Mascherano has again been utterly superb for Luis Enrique's team, but Bonucci gets the slightest of nods.
4/11 CB: Gerard Pique
After a period out of the team and seemingly more interested in his fame off the pitch, Pique has returned to his perch as one of the world's best. Perfect for this team, his only weakness is a slight lack of pace. Andrea Barzagli is an extremely willing defender, but is on the decline at 34 and may not have played but for Chiellini's injury.
5/11 LB: Jordi Alba
Patrice Evra remains as strong-willed a competitor as there is in football, but he is ageing and not the force he once was. Alba on the suffers appears a bit of a weak link, but he is lightning quick when recovering and a canny defender. Would probably play as a winger in lesser teams such is his talent as an attacker.
6/11 CM: Andrea Pirlo
A hard decision between the ugly necessity of Barca spoiler Sergio Busquets and the majestic beauty of Andrea Pirlo - that's a serious point, Barca couldn't function without their No 5. But Pirlo is just so good on the ball, so brilliant a passer that he has to be in the team, even though he can't run.
7/11 CM: Arturo Vidal
Many people will plump for Paul Pogba in this spot and there is a huge case to be made for the Frenchman, probably the best young player in the world. But whilst Pogba is the future, the tenacious, maniacal Vidal is the present. He absolutely never, ever gives up and gets around the pitch so much there seems to be more than one of him. Not only does he lead this team with his work rate, he makes up for Pirlo's age and also has great talent on the ball.
8/11 CM: Andres Iniesta
The little master is an automatic choice, even if some think he has fallen down a level in the last 18 months. He still possesses the ability to go past a player and find that killer ball like no other - it may not show up in the assist or goal charts but Iniesta is the man that makes this team tick. Ivan Rakitic has been excellent for Barca this season as well.
9/11 FW: Lionel Messi
Nothing to say beyond perfection.
10/11 FW: Luis Suarez
After some teething problems (mind the pun) at Barcelona, the striker has settled in so well at the Nou Camp, revolutionising the way the team plays. He works as any player in world football and has an unselfishness that has allowed both Messi and Neymar to flourish again.
11/11 FW: Carlos Tevez
It would be very tempting and perfectly reasonable to keep Barca's front three together but Juventus will live and die in the final with Tevez. He is the soul of the Old Lady and their first option. Neymar is a stunning talent, of course and the trio have 120 goals (!) between them this season - direct your fury in the comments box below, if you so wish.
On top of that they have scored 25 of Barcelona's 28 goals in the competition, as well as all 10 of the goals the team scored in the quarter-finals and semi-finals against Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.
But it's not only their stunning goal haul and brilliant interplay that sets this trio apart. They have an almost telepathic connection, creating the majority of the goals for each other, and set the tone for the whole team with a high work rate.
Juve's first priority is to stop the trio... but can they be stopped?
Defensive weakness? Not really
Much is always made of Barcelona's perceived defensive weakness, with plenty arguing that whilst the team is an unstoppable force going forward, they can be exposed at the back, with a back four that looks a bit soft on paper.
That's just not true under Luis Enrique. The team are still vulnerable from set-pieces due to their lack of height but the back four of Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba is more than the perceived sum of their parts.
Alves and Alba may be rampaging wingers masquerading as full-backs but the pair are very clever on the back foot. Both are extremely quick, and happy to give away the kind of fouls high up the pitch that stop opposing teams get in an attacking rhythm.
Mascherano has developed into a very, very good - even if he is a bit small - central defender and Pique has regained his place as arguably the best centre-back in world football.
Barca conceded just 21 goals in La Liga this season, seven fewer than defensive juggernaut Atletico Madrid, and 10 in their 12 Champions League matches (Juventus have conceded seven).
With the attacking trio setting the tone and enforcer Sergio Busquets still roaming the midfield, Barcelona are a force to be reckoned with.
It's a massive blow for Juventus to have one of their star men missing (and us to be robbed of another potential Suarez-Chiellini incident).
Chiellini is one of the world's best defenders, an attacking threat and an emotional leader for this team.
Juventus are instead likely to play the veteran Andrea Barzagli in the centre of their defence - or perhaps revert to a 3-5-2 - a 34-year-old who has only started one game in the competition this season.
Barzagli has been a very good player in his time but could struggle to keep up with the pace and interplay of Messi, Suarez and Neymar.
Lack of goals
Juventus are over-reliant on Carlos Tevez for their goals. He was the only player in their squad to score in double figures this season (he finished with 20) and whilst some of that is because Allegri likes to rotate his strikers, they scored only 72 goals in Serie A and 16 in the Champions League this season, compared to 110 and 28 for Barcelona.
Alvaro Morata has come up big in the latter stages of this competition, but if Tevez is slowed or if Barcelona take the lead, they will find it hard to break down the Catalans.
They're massive favourites, they have arguably the best player ever playing the best football of his career, they have no injury concerns and club legend Xavi will play his last game for the club.
It's all set up nicely for them.Reuse content