Three key Champions League final duels

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg at the Stadio Olimpico Rome

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg at the Stadio Olimpico Rome

"Quite frankly, they're in another orbit". "There are players who are in fashion, those who appear briefly and disappear and others who stay around".

Both Liverpool and Real Madrid respect all religions and Salah will not be the only player in Kiev observing the Holy month of Ramadan which began on 17 May - Sadio Mané, Emre Can and Achraf Hakimi (Karim Benzema opts to postpone fasting during the month of Ramadan until the close season). "He's shown that this year and he's got a great chance to show that over the next few years as Ronaldo and Messi have done - but the day after tomorrow". In recent weeks, Salah could be found at news conferences promoting a cellphone company, a logistics firm and taxi service. He helped English players come to Spain, when before they went to Italy. Ronaldo, a four-time Champions League victor, leads this year's tournament with 15 goals. He recovered his domestic form, too, finishing the Liga campaign with 26 goals, only trailing Lionel Messi who finished top scorer with 34.

Saturday's final will see Salah in a showdown against fellow contender for the Ballon d'Or award for Europe's best footballer, Ronaldo. So potent is the 33-year-old Ronaldo, he only required 43 games.

"He's the best", Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said of Ronaldo, "and he proves it every year".

Meanwhile, Ronaldo could win his fifth Champions League, a landmark reached by only four players before now.

To win the Champions League... first of all, you need organisation; structure inside the club.

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Just as Liverpool have had their issues at the back, so have Madrid, and the amount of genuine chances they coughed up against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals should be enough to give the Reds some real encouragement.

Madrid have the experience, the guile and are streetwise enough to find a way to get their way hands on their third consecutive title but there is a sneaking suspicion that they're under-estimating their opponents.

The two highest scoring sides in this season's Champions League face off for the title when defending champions Real Madrid and Liverpool go head-to-head in Kiev on Saturday.

"You can suggest that both sides" defences aren't the best, but I think ours is a little better now, especially in the full-back areas. "But, they've never played us and that's part of the truth".

A corner flag is pictured, showing the final venue during a Liverpool team training session at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on May 25, 2018, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

"I know how I lost the finals, it didn't change my life", said Klopp, a two-time Bundesliga champion with Dortmund.

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