Klopp and Zidane face off in the UCL final

Two of European club football’s most famous names will face off tomorrow in this year’s Champions League final taking place in Ukraine.

The defending champions and 12-time winners Real Madrid face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool with both teams in search for their first trophy of this season.

Real Madrid have won the competition three times in the past four seasons and are looking forward to land their 13th European Cup while Liverpool target for the 6th in their history.

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Zinédine Zidane could become the first coach to win three European Cups in a row, having become the first to win the UEFA Champions League in consecutive seasons in 2016 and 2017.
Liverpool’s last appearance in the UEFA Champions League final ended in a 2-1 defeat to a strong AC Milan side in 2007.
The two sides have previously met five times in European competitions, with Liverpool winning three of those fixtures and Real Madrid two.

Both finalists previously met in Paris for the Champions league final in 1981 where the Reds won 1-0 courtesy of an Alan Kennedy goal in the 82nd minute.

Premier League Golden Boot winner Mo Salah will be looking to prove he belongs on the big stage alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in what could be an important decider to this year’s Ballon D’or winner.

Serbian referee Milorad Mažić, 45, will officiate the match with Milovan Ristić and Dalibor Djurdjević as his assistants. Clement Turpin from France will be the fourth official.

The 2018 UEFA Champions League final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine at 9:45pm Ugandan time.

The probable starting line-ups;

Real Madrid: Navas (GK), Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

Liverpool: Karius (GK), Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Trent-Arnold, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Salah

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