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is already in
, although not in
The white team's expedition, led by
, took off at a quarter past four in the afternoon this Thursday from the
Adolfo Suárez - Madrid Barajas Airport
and landed two hours later at the
Charles de Gaulle
airport , north of the French capital.
From there, a bus transported them for half an hour even further north, to the gates of the luxurious '
Auberge du Jeu de Paume
', the hotel attached to
the Chantilly Palace
that Madrid has booked in its entirety for this weekend.
An incomparable setting, 40 kilometers from Paris, 45 minutes by bus from the
Stade de France
, surrounded by gardens, away from the noise of the big city and in the
Château de Chantilly
covers 7,800 hectares, while the mansion has been owned by four families for centuries:
d'Orgemont, Montmorency, Condé and Aumale
"Always surviving the ravages of time and war", they admit at the hotel, which bears the name of the famous '
', a sport over a thousand years old that is related to Basque pelota.
The 'Chantilly Jeu de Paume' was commissioned in 1757 by
Luis José de Borbón-Condé
, a practitioner.
Maximum relaxation for the Madrid squad to reflect calmly until Saturday night.
"I always take a short one-hour nap," admitted
during Media Day last Tuesday.
"It costs me more. I'm calm, but without sleeping,"
They are some of the footballers who won the three consecutive Champions Leagues.
Bale and Salah's "revenge"
is already resting in Chantilly
, a novelty in Carlo Ancelotti's call for the grand final, so there is not a single absence on the list.
The Welshman, who scored in
Lisbon 2014, in Kiev 2018
and was one of the best in the final in
, will experience his last game as a Real Madrid player.
It will be the coach's decision if one of the five changes is him, in a fight with
Nacho, Lucas Vázquez, Ceballos, Camavinga, Rodrygo, Asensio or Hazard
, but the British, having overcome his back pain, would be "ready" to play the last minutes of the duel
It was against
, in the 2018 final, that he made his last big game for Madrid, flying in for a historic overhead kick and surprising
with a long shot.
A double that still weighs on the reds.
"I am very motivated by what happened in the last final," said
, who cries out for "revenge" for the appointment four years ago.
The Egyptian had to leave that match early after a struggle with
Madrid, who trained this Thursday morning in
, will do so on Friday afternoon at the
Stade de France in Saint-Denis
, at half past seven.
Earlier, at a quarter to seven, Ancelotti and two players from the squad will appear before the media.
Liverpool, meanwhile, will set foot on the French lawn at half past five.
All 24 hours before the third continental final between the two.
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