Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Liverpool, Real Madrid set to clash in Champions League title game

Liverpool, Real Madrid set to clash in Champions League title game

Not a single member of Liverpool's squad, meanwhile, has played in a Champions League final.

Local street artist Guy McKinley was commissioned to paint the 6 metre by 3 metre mural of the Egyptian player on a busy city centre street.

Real Madrid and Liverpool are two vastly different footballing styles, with the Spanish side dominating the middle of the pitch whilst the Reds look to use their attacking trident and the flanks. A win Saturday would see them victors three consecutive years, the first team to do so since Germany's Bayern Munich won the then-called European Cup final from 1974-76.

"We'll have our final training session today and it is the last game of the season".

They're relaxed in Real Madrid before this final.

"If Real Madrid win, it will become a streak", he told the BBC, "so what better way to stop them from getting the third championship in a row?"

Liverpool's three-man strike force of Egyptian Mohamed Salah, Brazilian Roberto Firmino, and Senegalese Sadio Mane, have picked up 29 of their goals in the tournament.

Around 1,000 Real fans handed back tickets, while a number of Liverpool supporters' flights have been cancelled due to insufficient landing space at Kiev's Boryspil Airport.

Cristiano Ronaldo's cameraman Real Madrid
Liverpool, Real Madrid set to clash in Champions League title game

"The most hard part is to continue to make it as far as we can every time".

Reports coming out of Madrid would already have you believe that Los Blancos have this one wrapped up, with confidence levels crossing into arrogance.

The Madrid side's key striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi, as one of the greatest players of his generation. This final is the easiest final they have in front of them, all of them - [club president] Florentino Perez, the captains.

Real Madrid are preparing to fight it out in their fourth Champions League final in the last five years.

The biggest mistake that Madrid can make is to take Liverpool lightly and if they're not right on top of their game from the first whistle, they could well find themselves two or three goals behind before they get going.

Fans are gathering in the Ukrainian capital Kiev for the biggest event in the footballing calendar - the European Champions League final. "Inside the dressing room we don't feel like we are favourites at all".

"I think he is better than both Messi and Ronaldo combined, and if his team were to play Chelsea, I would still support him".

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