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Real Madrid vs Liverpool, 2018 Champions League Final: Predicted Lineups, Team News

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This is it. Real Madrid’s chance of winning what would be a historic third straight Champions League title. Los Blancos get to this Final as healthy as they can be but Liverpool will surely make things tough for Zidane’s men.

Real Madrid Predicted XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić, Isco; Ronaldo, Bale

Out: none

Doubtful: none

Liverpool Predicted XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum; Mané, Firmino, Salah

Out: Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee ligaments), Gomez (ankle), Matip (thigh)

Doubtful: Emre Can (back)

Real Madrid should have enough to beat Liverpool. However, they must find some kind of defensive rhythm as Klopp’s men will surely go after them in every counterattacking chance they get. Expect Madrid trying to control the tempo of the game through the midfield with Liverpool applying intense pressing on both Kroos and Modric early on. Ramos, Varane and Casemiro will need to be very solid if Carvajal and Marcelo want to complete a good offensive performance.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

Date: 05/26/2018

Time: 21:45 local, 20:45 GMT+2 (Spain), 02:45pm EST, 11:45am Pacific.

Venue: Olimpiyskiy Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine.

Available TV: FOX (USA), BT Sport 2 (UK), Antena 3 (Spain).

Available Streaming: FOX Match Pass (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a spring discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).