Published: Sun, May 27, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

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

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

Bale took a step back and delivered the fantastic score with a insane bicycle kick, spinning it off the outside of his left foot to direct it by helpless Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius and give Real Madrid a 2-1 lead.

Bale, dropped to the bench by coach Zinedine Zidane, is facing an uncertain future at the Santiago Bernabeu after a hard season with the Spanish giants.

Having become the first side to successfully defend the trophy since the inception of the Champions League last season, Real Madrid is bidding to become the first team to win the tournament three times in a row since Bayern Munich achieved the feat between 1974 and 1976. It's been really lovely to play for Real Madrid.

Mohamed Salah's injury in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat is "serious" according to Jurgen Klopp, but Egypt are confident he will be fit for the World Cup.

The superstar forward left the headlines to Gareth Bale in Kiev as his team-mate struck twice from the bench to lead Los Blancos to a 3-1 victory over Liverpool.

At the very highest level, the best players perform.

Mignolet not thinking about his future at Liverpool just yet
Mignolet has not featured for Liverpool since the end of January after losing his first-team place to Loris Karius . Mignolet's campaign began encouragingly - with a penalty save against Hoffenheim.

The Spanish team is aiming to win its third consecutive Champions League. Nobody expected us to be here but we are because we are Liverpool.

Real seemed to benefit significantly from Salah's absence though, and Los Blancos almost took full advantage in the latter stages of the first half.

"He was the best player in the Premier League this season and today's game is on the biggest stage, I'm sure he's going to perform".

Salah's exit gave Real an immediate lift because they had been nervous and edgy up until that point in the game.

The goal was still being debated when Mane equalised from close range four minutes later, after Lovren's header from a James Milner corner. They simply lost their confidence and Real pounced as great champions always do.

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