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FT: Real Madrid conquer third straight European title, 3-1: Real Madrid vs Liverpool, 2018 Champions League Final

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FT: Real Madrid have written history once again, conquering their 13th Champions League and their third straight.

83rd minute: Bale gives Real Madrid a 3-1 lead from distance. Karius helped his case and made a big mistake.

63rd minute: Ronaldo's bicycle kick against Juventus has a new rival for Goal of the Year. Gareth Bale has scored a legendary goal and Madrid are ahead once again.

61st minute: Isco has left the pitch and Gareth Bale will have a chance to play with the rest of the BBC upfront.

54th minute: Sadio Mane has scored off a corner-kick. Match even once again.

51st minute: Real Madrid’s best player during the first half just gave Madrid a 1-0 lead. Karius intercepted an easy ball and then tried to distribute. Benzema placed his boot right in front of him and the ball went in. A mistake by Karius and a deserved goal for Benzema.

HT: The first half is over. Both teams had a couple of chances to earn the lead. In the end, Madrid started to play better after Salah's injury.

35th minute: Devastating news for Real Madrid as well. Carvajal just left the game in tears as he could also miss the World Cup. Nacho takes his place.

30th minute: Salah has picked up a shoulder injury and has been replaced with Adam Lallana. This is devastating news for Liverpool and Egypt, but it looks like he could play in the World Cup.

Real Madrid published their starting lineup ahead of the crucial Champions League Final against Liverpool in Kiev.

Real Madrid starting lineup: Keylor Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Liverpool starting lineup: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

It will be interesting to see Madrid’s game plan in this game, as Liverpool will surely try to press with intensity and then take advantage of counterattacking chances as Jurgen Klopp’s teams always do. Los Blancos have the deeper bench and coach Zidane will use it as this game will be very physical.


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).

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