Champions League final: Why Tottenham prove Liverpool can beat Real Madrid

Arnold Nichols
May 27, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo is fit and ready to shine again in a Champions League final, believes Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane as the Spanish giants go for a third straight European Cup against Liverpool on Saturday.

The Portuguese became just the second player after legendary Real forward Alfredo di Stefano to score in three different finals by netting twice in a 4-1 rout of Juventus last season to deliver Madrid's 12th European crown.

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The Reds have also enjoyed a memorable continental campaign, scoring a tournament record 46 goals and beating Manchester City and Roma en route to the Ukrainian capital. Jurgen Klopp will go down in history as the man who turned it around for Liverpool. The two sides have faced each other five times in the Champions League and most recently in 2014.

We are not only a really good football team. Nobody expected us to be here but we are because we are Liverpool.

You watch Madrid and you think wow, but they have not played us. I'm interested in performing. He he has fantastic potential. "The experience they have is a big advantage, 100 percent, to feel more confident but in the game the experience doesn't help all the time".


Salah has scored 44 goals in his first season at the club.

Egyptian star footballer Mohamed Salah who represents Liverpool is a devout Muslim and is reported to have observed Ramadan until this weekend.

Putting the rumors to rest, Liverpool physiotherapist Ruben has said Salah will break the fast to be in the best condition possible.

Real captain Ramos, who is hunting a fourth Champions League triumph since 2014, said his side have not lost any of their desire to keep winning Europe's biggest prize despite their near-monopoly of the trophy in recent years. Carvajal missed most of the semi-final through injury but is back in the side and will be in for a tough time up against Salah.

Real Madrid has won three of the last four Champions League titles. "We are as fresh as we can be after these two weeks", he said.

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