Real Madrid are Gere-ing up for the Champions League final with a Hollywood star

Richard Gere was on-board with the team as they flew to Italy on Friday

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There was no sign of a Runaway Bride on the plane, but actor Richard Gere joined the Real Madrid squad as they travelled to Milan for the Champions League final. 

Gere joined the team as the left a Madrid airport to travel to the Italian city where they are looking for their eleventh European Cup win. They face city rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening.

The 66-year-old who has starred in Chicago and Pretty Woman was the star of the show on the flight, as the players began preparations ahead of the big game.

The link between Gere and Real Madrid comes through is girlfriend Alejandra Silva. Her father Ignacio is a former Vice-President of the club. 

Welsh international Gareth Bale was among the players who looked delighted to meet Golden Globes winner along with team mates including Luka Modric and Kaylor Navas. 

For the team's sake, let's hope they have no Primal Fear in the San Siro.