It’s Real Madrid vs Liverpool on Saturday in the Champions League final and it looks like it’s going to be a shoot out for the Champions League and the Ballon D’Or for Christiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.
There is a lot riding on the Champions League final for both Real and Ronaldo as well as Liverpool and Salah. Will it be Real Madrid or Liverpool? Cristiano Ronaldo or Mohamed Salah?
Real Madrid and Liverpool have met fives times since 1981. In ’81 they met in the European Cup Final, Liverpool took on the biggest club in the game over in Paris and came away with a 1-0 win, when Alan Kennedy scored in the 81st minute. The reds wil be hoping for a win this time around.
Real have become masters in the competition in recent years and, despite a disappointing La Liga campaign, they have found themselves in the final once again and are searching for a third consecutive Champions League title. Real have been criticised for some of their performances this season. They finished 17 points behind La Liga champions Barcelona.
Liverpool have beaten Manchester City and Roma in the last two rounds whilst Real have seen off Paris St-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich in the competition.
Whilst Real have a great deal of experience in the competition, there form has been a little off in their domestic league, so maybe Liverpool can pip them to the title.
It will be a head to head between not only Real and Liverpool but also Ronaldo and Salah.
Ronaldo won footballer of the year, player of the year and the Ballon D’Or in 2008 whilst he was at Manchester United.
Now Mohamed Salah is in competition to be the first man since Ronaldo to land both the major accolades on offer in English football.
Odds available at 888sport – Odds correct 22nd May 2018
Real Madrid to win Champions League – 6/5
Liverpool to win Champions League – 43/20
Cristiano Ronaldo to win Ballon D’or – 1/1
Mo Salah to win Ballon D’or – 7/4
Real Madrid to win Champions League & Cristiano Ronaldo to score (wincast) – 2/1
Liverpool to win and Mohamed Salah to score (wincast) – 18/5
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