Champions League Final: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid Live

by | May 28, 2022 18:45

Carlo Ancelotti looks to Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Vinicius for Real Madrid’s Champions League Final against Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz.

It kicks off at the Stade de France in Paris at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

This is the fifth Champions League Final as coach for Ancelotti, who has won the trophy three times before – twice for Milan, once Real Madrid – and his only defeat was against Liverpool in 2005.

These two clubs met again in 2018 in Kyiv, when Real Madrid emerged 3-1 winners.

In a surprising move, Real Madrid announced their starting XI well over two hours ahead of kick-off, reportedly to avoid it being leaked by moles in the locker room.

It is the same XI that beat Manchester City after extra time in the semi-final.

Ancelotti has a full squad to choose from as David Alaba returns after a month out, while Jurgen Klopp had to wait on fitness news from Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho.

Divock Origi has been ruled out, so has played his final game for Liverpool ahead of a free transfer to Milan.

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Mane, Luis Diaz

Liverpool bench: Kelleher, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Tsimikas, Matip, Elliott

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Eder Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius

Real Madrid bench: Lunin, Nacho, Hazard, Asensio, Marcelo, Lucas, Bale, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Isco, Mariano, Camavinga

Ref: Turpin (FRA)

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