Kroos: Real Madrid have no magic recipe for success

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Toni Kroos has warned that Real Madrid have no "magic recipe" for success and expects Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus to be a tight affair.

The Santiago Bernabeu side have made the final in three of the past four seasons, beating Atletico Madrid to claim glory in 2013-14 and 2015-16.

They can become the first team to successfully defend their title when they meet Juve in Cardiff, but Kroos knows a tough game awaits Zinedine Zidane's men.

"There is no magic recipe to win this title," said the German.

"You need a great team and to give the maximum in important matches.

"It is amazing to win the league, but the Champions League is always special to me. I hope we win two in a row, but we do not need that motivation. We are ready for the final and we have no injuries. 

"It will be a difficult match, as Juventus have shown they are very strong and very good in defence."

Juve are seeking their first Champions League crown since 1996.