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May 26, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
Attendance: 61,561
Real Madrid
3-1
Liverpool
Benzema (51'), Bale (64', 83')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Mane (55')
Mane (82')

Team News: Gareth Bale on Real Madrid bench against Liverpool

Team News: Bale on bench for Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Isco have been selected to provide the Real Madrid attacking threat in tonight's Champions League final against Liverpool.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Isco have been selected to provide the Real Madrid attacking threat in tonight's Champions League final against Liverpool.

The Reds are the first English team to reach the final since Chelsea's Champions League glory against Bayern Munich in 2012, while Madrid are looking to become just the second team to win the competition three times in a row.

Jurgen Klopp fields the expected front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian winger has scored 32 goals in the Premier League this season, more than any other player in history.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez miss the final through injury, meaning that Dejan Lovren and Georginio Wijnaldum come into the starting lineup.

Zinedine Zidane, who has never been eliminated from Europe as a manager, opts to leave Gareth Bale on the bench for tonight's game, while Dani Carvajal returns to the starting lineup as Lucas Vasquez drops to the bench.

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

Subs: Mignolet, Clyne, Klavan, Moreno, Lallana, Can, Solanke

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Isco; Ronaldo, Benzema

Subs: Casilla, Nacho, Bale, Theo, Vasquez, Asensio, Kovacic

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