Juventus victory sees former Manchester United icon Patrice Evra extend impressive European record

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Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra extended his incredible Champions League record following Juventus' progression to the final.

Former Manchester United icon Patrice Evra may have parted ways with the Red Devils at the back end of last season, but this will not prevent the Old Trafford faithful cheering on the veteran Frenchman as he takes to the field against Barcelona on Saturday 6th June.

Joining Sir Alex Ferguson's United in January 2006, Evra made 379 appearances for the club and as well as Premier League success, he helped the club win the Champions League in 2008, three League Cups and the Club World Cup. However, after an eight-and-a-half spell at Old Trafford, a disappointing season under David Moyes concluded in his decision to part ways with the club.

The one-time European Cup winner has impressed throughout his time with Juventus, and despite now being 33 years of age, he is continuing to achieve new records with the Serie A outfit. He was on hand once again as the Italians recorded a historic aggregate victory over reigning champions Real Madrid. 

After an impressive 2-1 first leg victory at home, there was still plenty to play for as Juventus travelled to Spain. Nonetheless, the Old Lady remained defiant, and thanks to a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu, progression to the final was assured. Indeed, the Frenchman's stellar performance at the Bernabeu saw him make it an incredible 11 Champions League semi-finals without defeat.

Prior to Juventus' two-legged 3-2 aggregate draw against Real Madrid, Evra had experienced two semi-final fixtures with Monaco, and seven with Manchester United. He has now won eight and drawn three of his matches at this stage of the competition, and will look to build upon his impressive continental portfolio by winning a second winner's medal in Berlin. 

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