The team headed to Milan today and had a special guest star tagging along – actor Richard Gere!
So Richard Gere, his son Homer and his girlfriend Spanish socialite Alejandra Silva (and I believe her son Albert too – not sure) joined the team on the flight. That, of course, means a ton of photo opps!
At first I was like “how the hell did that happen?!” The best I could come up with was that he was casting Cristiano & Sergio in an all male remake of Pretty Woman (Sese being the hooker with the heart of gold, of course!) but then I did a bit of digging. Turns out that Alejandra’s dad, Ignacio Silva, is the former financial vice president of Real Madrid. Ah, now it makes a lot more sense. But that said, can Richard please do an all male remake of Pretty Woman with Cris & Sergio? It would be box office gold! Can you imagine what Sergio’s hooker outfits would look like?!
Famous people fangirling aside, the team arrived in Milan safely.
They were greeted by over 500 fans at the Radisson Hotel.
The entire first team was called up for the final, including the injured ones.
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla and Yáñez.
Defenders: Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Carvajal, Arbeloa and Danilo.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Bale, Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric and Isco.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Jesé.
Are you as nervous as I am? On a scale of 1-10, I’m currently an 8.5 but the closer it gets to kick off the anxiety will increase. Just think – 24 hours from now, I’ll be sitting at my table at the pub, trying to eat lunch and watching the pre-game coverage. UGH. SO NERVOUS.