Isco preferred to Bale in Champions League final

Ryan Giggs says Gareth Bale could decide Champions League final

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Manchester United legend and current Wales manager Ryan Giggs believes that this weekend's Champions League final will be an extremely close affair, but is tipping Real Madrid to just have the edge.

In the 64th minute, Gareth Bale scored an incredible overhead kick after coming off the bench.

Real are looking to win the Champions League for the third year running, and the fourth time in five seasons.

It is now three titles in succession for Real Madrid to match Bayern Munich's feat from 1974-76 and no team has won more than Los Blancos' 13 crowns overall.

"I need to be playing week in, week out and that has not happened this season".

Salah was left in severe pain after tangling with the robust Ramos, while keeper Loris Karius was at fault for two of the three Real Madrid goals.

"The ball goes into him it sticks, I've seen him produce in many big games where does produce the goods and allow other players to perform around him".

'Jurgen Klopp could get Zinedine Zidane the sack tonight because he is the better manager, ' Merson told the Daily Star.

Probed about his future after the match, the four-time European Cup victor confessed that he will consider quitting the Bernabeu. "This is Real Madrid and, through hard work, we can get to where we are aiming". In contrast to Karius, the underrated Keylor Navas made a series of important saves and catches to keep Liverpool out before Real scored. I had an injury five, six weeks in but have been fit ever since.

Apart from that early Isco chance, it was all Liverpool in the opening stages as they showed real urgency and hunger to win every single ball.

Even though they struggled in La Liga this season, Real turned it on when it mattered time and time again in the Champions League.

55th minute: Sadio Mane, the only unsafe player Liverpool had after Salah left the pitch, scores the equalizer, giving the neturals and Liverpool fans hope that despite the absence of Salah and the uneven state of affairs on the pitch, we're still having us a final that can go in any direction.

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