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Barcelona ace Neymar can't wait for Champions League final

Image: Neymar: ready for Juventus test in Champions League final

Barcelona striker Neymar admits he is excited over the prospect of playing in Saturday's Champions League final.

But the Brazilian is in no doubt as to the task in hand when his side take on Italian champions Juventus at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

"To play in the final is a dream that I've had as a boy and I'm very close to it," Neymar told Spanish TV station TVE.

"We hope we play a great game and we win."

Barcelona last won the Champions League in 2011 and were eliminated last season by Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals in Neymar's first year at the club.

Neymar has scored nine goals in the Champions League this season, one less than team-mate Lionel Messi, who is the tournament's leading scorer.

The 23-year-old forms a star-studded attacking trio alongside Messi and Luis Suarez that has combined for 120 goals in all competitions.

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To play in the final is a dream that I've had as a boy and I'm very close to it.

"To play with Messi and Luis Suarez is a pleasure," the Brazil international said. "It's an honour to play with two football giants as they are."

Juventus have won the domestic double for the first time since 1995, losing just three of their 38 Serie A games and finishing 17 points clear of nearest rivals Roma.

"Juve are a dangerous side at the back, in the middle and up front," added Neymar.

Image: Neymar arrives in Berlin for Saturday's Champions League final

"We have the chance to win and I will do my all to win the title. The team is happy and there's a good atmosphere."

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