Liverpool and Real Madrid have announced their starting lineups for tonight’s Champions League final in Kiev.
The two sides lock horns in the final after a long campaign, with the loser destined to end the season empty-handed.
For Liverpool, injuries mean that Jurgen Klopp’s side virtually picks itself.
Tonight’s #UCLfinal line-up…#WeAreLiverpool pic.twitter.com/3lkznSLDkH
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 26, 2018
Emre Can and Adam Lallana add a bit of strength in depth to the bench and could well be used later on as the midfield tires. The former only returned to training this week after a two-month absence, so it remains to be seen for how long, if at all, he will feature in the match.
Their presence does mean, though, that there is no place for either Danny Ings or Ben Woodburn in the matchday squad.
For Real, however, Zinedine Zidane kept many guessing as to how his side would line up, and which formation he would opt for. In the end, he has chosen Karim Benzema over Gareth Bale in his eleven, with the Welsh forward demoted to the bench
? Our starting XI for the final!#APorLa13 | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/b0mBY51Iff
— Real Madrid C.F.???? (@realmadriden) May 26, 2018
As such, it looks as though Zidane has chosen 4-3-1-2 with Isco operating behind Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo as a front two. Other than that, there are no surprises in the Real lineup.
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