May 26, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
Result: Bale brace wins Champions League for Madrid
Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in the 2018 Champions League final at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, courtesy of a brace from substitute Gareth Bale.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson: "We were not good enough on the night"Jordan Henderson admits that Real Madrid "deserved to win" Saturday's Champions League final clash in Kiev, as Liverpool made too many errors.
Mohamed Salah in tears after being forced off with injury in Champions League finalLiverpool forward Mohamed Salah is forced off in the Champions League Final against Real Madrid in Kiev. Follow live coverage of the game on Sports Mole.
Karembeu: 'Zinedine Zidane would be best Real Madrid manager ever with UCL win'Former Real Madrid player Christian Karembeu has claimed that Zinedine Zidane would become the best Real Madrid manager ever with a third successive Champions League win.
Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in the 2018 Champions League final at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, courtesy of a brace from substitute Gareth Bale.
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Liverpool, as Los Blancos won the Champions League for a third year running.
The line ups have been revealed for the UEFA Champions League Final 2018-19 between Real Madrid and Liverpool.
Sports Mole brings you predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the 2017-18 Champions League final as holders Real Madrid take on Liverpool in Kiev.
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Nov 4, 2014 7.45pm
Frank Lampard: "Gareth Bale can cause Liverpool problems"Frank Lampard has tipped Gareth Bale to make an impact in the Champions League Final against Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday night.
Sergio Ramos rubbishes Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah comparisonsSergio Ramos has rubbished comparisons of team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to Liverpool top scorer Mohamed Salah ahead of the Champions League Final in Kiev on Saturday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo: "I can keep playing until I'm 41"Cristiano Ronaldo reveals his intentions to continue playing football for several years, despite turning 33 years-old in February.
Mohamed Salah's family 'to sacrifice three calves'The family of Liverpool maestro Mohamed Salah will allegedly sacrifice three calves in order to wish him luck in the Champions League final.
Georginio Wijnaldum: 'Liverpool fans have been waiting for this moment'Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum insists that he will be thinking of the fans who have been "waiting for a moment like this" as the Reds face Real Madrid in Kiev.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to start Gareth Bale in Champions League final?Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane decides to hand Gareth Bale a start in the Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev, according to a report in the press.
David Wagner: 'Jurgen Klopp is the nectar for Liverpool'Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner says that close friend Jurgen Klopp is "the nectar" that brings Liverpool together as the Reds prepare to take on Real Madrid in Kiev.
Luis Garcia: 'Mohamed Salah will perform in Champions League final'Former Liverpool winger Luis Garcia backs in-form Egyptian frontman Mohamed Salah to shine in the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev.
Ukrainian hooligans claim responsibility for Liverpool attackA group of Ukrainian hooligans known as the "Troubled Company" claim responsibility for an unprovoked attack on Liverpool fans in Kiev earlier this week.
Up to 1,000 Liverpool fans 'left stranded in UK'As many as 1,000 Liverpool fans with tickets to the Champions League final are left stranded in the UK after their flights to Kiev are cancelled at the 11th hour.
Kiev metro suspended after bomb threatsThe Kiev metro system is temporarily suspended after police receive bomb threats ahead of the Champions League final.
Andrew Robertson: 'Liverpool need to use any Champions League nerves positively'Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson calls on his Reds teammates to use any potential nerves to good use ahead of their Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Virgil van Dijk: 'Liverpool must enjoy every bit of Champions League final'Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk calls on his teammates to 'enjoy every bit' of their Champions League final experience as they prepare to take on Real Madrid in Kiev.
Virgil van Dijk: 'Liverpool belong in Champions League'Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk talks up his love for the club ahead of the Champions League final.
May 25, 19:16
Jordan Henderson out to 'create history' against Real MadridLiverpool captain Jordan Henderson hopes to join an elite list of players to have skippered the Reds to European Cup glory when his side take on Real Madrid this weekend.
May 25, 18:45
Ryan Giggs: 'Gareth Bale has to start Champions League final'Ryan Giggs insists that Gareth Bale will 'make a difference' if he is handed a starting spot for Real Madrid in their meeting with Liverpool on Saturday evening.
May 25, 17:51
Jurgen Klopp grateful to have shot at Champions League redemptionJurgen Klopp admits that he is spurred on to taste victory against Real Madrid on Saturday evening after losing his only previous Champions League final.
May 25, 17:24
Jurgen Klopp: 'Real Madrid more confident than Liverpool'Jurgen Klopp hopes to get the better of Zinedine Zidane tactically in Saturday's Champions League final at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.
May 25, 16:15
Jurgen Klopp praises "brilliant" Zinedine Zidane ahead of finalJurgen Klopp hails Zinedine Zidane for turning Real Madrid into a European force, with the Frenchman aiming to win a third successive Champions League crown.
May 25, 16:05
Liverpool owner John W Henry questions Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho exitsLiverpool owner John W Henry questions why Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez opted to leave the Merseyside giants for Barcelona.
May 25, 14:33
Georginio Wijnaldum: 'Long way to go to become Liverpool legends'Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum suggests that the Liverpool first-team squad will not become 'legends' if they beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
May 25, 12:28
Simon Mignolet hails Liverpool team spiritGoalkeeper Simon Mignolet says that Liverpool's team spirit has proven key in the club's run to the Champions League final.
May 25, 12:04
Mohamed Salah reveals secret behind goalscoring form of Liverpool's front threeMohamed Salah says that scoring goals collectively is "the most important thing" for Liverpool's front three, having fired the Reds into the Champions League final.
May 25, 11:29
Mohamed Salah: 'Jurgen Klopp has been a very close friend'Mohamed Salah thanks Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for giving him and his attacking teammates the freedom to terrorise defences.
May 25, 11:19
Cristiano Ronaldo rejects comparisons with Mohamed SalahCristiano Ronaldo insists that Mohamed Salah is a completely different player to him, as the two men prepare to face off in the Champions League final.
May 25, 11:08
James Milner, Emre Can fit for Champions League finalJurgen Klopp admits to being 'surprised' by Emre Can's return to fitness for Saturday's Champions League final, while James Milner is also back in contention.
May 25, 10:32
Liverpool fans attacked in KievLiverpool supporters were reportedly attacked by up to 20 hooligans, who acted "like a pack of dogs", in Kiev on Thursday night.
May 24, 22:35
Fernando Morientes: 'Success will come down to team'Former Real Madrid and Liverpool forward Fernando Morientes says that Los Blancos will need to 'collectively play well' in order to triumph in the Champions League final.
May 24, 20:16
Jordan Henderson: Europa League final defeat "worst feeling ever"Jordan Henderson believes that Liverpool's 3-1 loss to Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final was the starting point to this year's run in the Champions League.
May 24, 18:00
Raphael Varane desperate for more Champions League gloryReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane says that it "would be magnificent" to win a fourth Champions League title this weekend.
May 24, 13:38
Mohamed Salah fasting ahead of Champions League final?Mohamed Salah will not break with religious tradition as he plans to continue fasting in the build-up to Liverpool's Champions League final, a report claims.
May 24, 12:07
Georginio Wijnaldum: 'Liverpool have a big chance of beating Real Madrid'Georginio Wijnaldum admits that Liverpool face "a big challenge" when they take on Real Madrid, but is confident of ending Los Blancos' European dominance.
May 24, 11:54
Sergio Ramos: 'Champions League win would eclipse Barcelona season'Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says that his team will eclipse Barcelona's double-winning season if they win the Champions League.
May 23, 20:42
Jordi Alba backing Liverpool in Champions League finalJordi Alba insists that he has a "great" bond with the Real Madrid players in Spain's squad, despite admitting that he wants Liverpool to win the Champions League final.
May 23, 18:40
Marcos Alonso: 'Champions League is Real Madrid's competition'Marcos Alonso predicts a "good final" between Real Madrid and Liverpool, but can only see one winner from the Kiev showdown.
May 23, 17:41
Loris Karius: 'Mohamed Salah not yet on Cristiano Ronaldo's level'Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius claims that Mohamed Salah is not quite on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo yet.
May 23, 14:04
Real Madrid star Marcelo: 'Press will kill us if we lose Champions League final'Real Madrid star Marcelo says that the press will either 'kill them or praise them' depending on the result of the Champions League final against Liverpool.
May 22, 19:59
Toni Kroos likens Liverpool team to "11 animals" ahead of Champions League finalReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says that he is expecting to take on "11 animals" when they play Liverpool in the Champions League final.
May 22, 19:42
Ryan Giggs backs Gareth Bale to star in Champions League finalWales manager Ryan Giggs backs Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale to play a key role in the Champions League final on Saturday night.
May 22, 15:57
Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Real Madrid fansCristiano Ronaldo tells Real Madrid's supporters that the team will 'do everything they can' in order to win the 2018 Champions League final.
May 22, 15:46
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'I would rather face Manchester United'Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo "would have preferred" to have faced Manchester United in the 2018 Champions League final than Liverpool.
May 22, 15:35
Vicente del Bosque: 'No Liverpool players make Real Madrid XI'Former Real Madrid boss Vicente del Bosque insists that no Liverpool players would make it into the Los Blancos XI.
May 22, 14:12
Liverpool winger Sadio Mane: 'I expect to score against Real Madrid'Liverpool winger Sadio Mane suggests that he expects to score his 20th goal of the season in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
May 22, 13:59
Zinedine Zidane picks out main attributesReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that "motivation and passion" are the two main skills that he brings to his position at the Bernabeu.
May 22, 11:36
Zinedine Zidane: 'I am yet to decide starting XI'Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claims that he has still not decided his starting XI for Saturday's Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev.
May 22, 11:24
Guillem Balague: 'Cristiano Ronaldo the man for big occasion'Respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague says that Real Madrid are 'geared to play' for Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Saturday's Champions League final.
May 22, 11:11
Dejan Lovren ready for Cristiano Ronaldo challengeLiverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren is 'ready for the challenge' of stopping Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final.
May 22, 10:59
Daniel Sturridge falls out with Jurgen Klopp over Champions League snub?Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is reportedly frustrated with Jurgen Klopp for not inviting him to watch the Champions League final in Kiev.
May 21, 22:46
Andrew Robertson confident Liverpool will outscore Real Madrid in European finalLiverpool left-back Andrew Robertson is confident that the team will outscore Real Madrid in the Champions League final this Saturday.
May 21, 20:58
Steven Gerrard: 'Liverpool must go and deliver in Champions League final'Steven Gerrard tells the Liverpool team to grasp the opportunity when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
May 21, 20:47
Xabi Alonso: 'Liverpool must keep emotions in check against Real Madrid'Xabi Alonso advises Liverpool's players to keep a lid on their emotions for the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
May 21, 19:11
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pleased with Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren pairingLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits that he has been delighted with the development of the defensive partnership between Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren.
May 21, 16:08
Emre Can back in Liverpool trainingGerman midfielder Emre Can trains with the rest of the Liverpool squad ahead of this weekend's Champions League final.
May 21, 15:11
Jurgen Klopp relishing Zinedine Zidane battleLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that he is looking forward to taking on "great footballing legend" Zinedine Zidane in the Champions League final.
May 21, 10:49
Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos: Liverpool match will be "tough"Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos talks up the mental strength of his teammates heading into their clash with Liverpool, having already overcome three domestic champions.
May 20, 16:58
Sergio Ramos: 'Real Madrid can define an era by beating Liverpool'Sergio Ramos targets victory over Liverpool in next Saturday's Champions League final to further demonstrate Real Madrid's dominance on the European stage.
May 20, 16:48
Jordan Henderson: 'Liverpool underdogs in Champions League final'Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admits that his side will be the underdogs against two-time defending champions Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
May 20, 14:12
Jordan Henderson: 'I thrive off Liverpool captaincy'Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says that he "thrives" off the responsibility of being the club's skipper.
May 20, 14:02
Trent Alexander-Arnold confident of Champions League gloryLiverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold insists that he is not daunted by the prospect of coming up against Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League.
May 20, 13:51
Zinedine Zidane "pleased" with Gareth Bale formReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says that he is "pleased" with Gareth Bale's improved goalscoring form in the buildup to the Champions League final against Liverpool.
May 20, 13:16
Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid "ready" for Champions League finalZinedine Zidane insists that Real Madrid are now "ready" for their meeting with Liverpool, despite not yet deciding on his starting lineup for the Champions League final.
May 20, 12:32
Jurgen Klopp: 'Cristiano Ronaldo's scoring figures are crazy'Jurgen Klopp talks up the "crazy" goalscoring ability of Cristiano Ronaldo, admitting that Mohamed Salah still has a long way to go before matching the Portuguese.
May 20, 11:56
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "I do not feel like an underdog"Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits that he 'likes the role' his side are in heading into next weekend's Champions League final against defending champions Real Madrid.
May 20, 11:44
Real Madrid ace Isco anticipates "beautiful" Champions League finalReal Madrid midfielder Isco confesses that his side require victory in next week's Champions League final against Liverpool to salvage a disappointing campaign.
May 18, 22:25
Zinedine Zidane: Retaining Champions League "would be huge" achievementReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane acknowledges the magnitude of potentially becoming the third person to win three European Cups.
May 18, 21:03
Zinedine Zidane: 'Cristiano Ronaldo 120% fit for Champions League final'Zinedine Zidane provides a positive update on the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo, who he expects to be in top shape for the Champions League final against Liverpool.
May 18, 20:51
Liverpool CEO Peter Moore addresses Kiev issues ahead of Champions League finalLiverpool chief executive Peter Moore states that the club have "worked exhaustively" to tackle problems for fans relating to this month's Champions League final in Kiev.
May 17, 20:13
Roberto Firmino: 'Liverpool will fight until the end against Real Madrid'Roberto Firmino insists that Liverpool will "fight until the end" when they lock horns with Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26.
May 16, 19:51
Luka Modric: "Liverpool deserve to be in the final"Luka Modric acknowledges that, while Liverpool were not one of the pre-tournament favourites to win the Champions League, they deserve respect in next week's final.
May 16, 15:56
Sergio Ramos targets "dream" Champions League final victory over LiverpoolSergio Ramos hopes to show that Real Madrid really are the "kings of Europe" when taking on Liverpool in the Champions League final in 10 days' time.
May 16, 15:45
Trent Alexander-Arnold relishing Cristiano Ronaldo testLiverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold says that he is looking forward to the challenge of coming up against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final.
May 15, 15:41
Liverpool players 'heading to Marbella for fitness camp'Jurgen Klopp pencils in a three-day trip to Marbella for next week as he prepares his Liverpool players for their Champions League final clash against Real Madrid.
May 12, 21:15
Francisco Gento: 'Beating Liverpool a piece of cake for Real Madrid'Real Madrid legend Francisco Gento believes that beating Liverpool in the Champions League final will be "a piece of cake" for Zinedine Zidane's side.
May 10, 21:00
Steven Gerrard backs Liverpool to beat Real Madrid in Champions League finalSteven Gerrard insists that Liverpool have a "really good chance" against Real Madrid in the Champions League final despite many pundits describing the Reds as underdogs.
May 10, 20:50
Dani Carvajal: 'I will be fit for Champions League final'Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal insists that he will be fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool later this month.
May 9, 14:59
John Henry: 'Jurgen Klopp has done a tremendous job at Liverpool'Liverpool owner John Henry is delighted with the "tremendous job" that manager Jurgen Klopp has done in guiding the team to the Champions League final.
May 8, 19:38
UEFA announces referee for Champions League finalUEFA announces the referee and officials for the 2018 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.
May 7, 20:12
Zinedine Zidane: 'Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Champions League final'Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits that the severity of Cristiano Ronaldo's ankle injury is unknown, but allays concerns that he could miss the Champions League final.
May 7, 09:28
Jurgen Klopp invites Naby Keita to Champions League finalLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp invites future player Naby Keita to meet his teammates earlier than planned at the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26.
May 6, 12:27
Dejan Lovren: 'Real Madrid should fear Liverpool'Dejan Lovren is adamant that Liverpool have nothing to fear in their Champions League showdown with Real Madrid and says that it is a 'dream' to make it to the final.
May 4, 13:22
Sergio Ramos: 'Real Madrid do not fear Liverpool star Mohamed Salah'Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos dismisses Liverpool star Mohamed Salah as "just one of 11 players" ahead of the two teams facing off in the Champions League final.
May 3, 22:52
Liverpool handed 16,626 Champions League final ticketsLiverpool are allocated just 16,626 tickets for their Champions League final with Real Madrid, with only 10,000 available to general supporters.
May 3, 09:27
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