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The big day is finally here! It’s the Champions League final, and if this match lives up to the pre-match hype, it’s set to be a classic.

Juergen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane - Real Madrid v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Final
These two managers will square off for a chance at the ultimate European glory.
Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

As the curtain drops on an enthralling 2017-18 football season, the most eagerly anticipated match is upon us. The wily veteran Real Madrid will try for an unprecedented 3rd consecutive Champions League win. To do this, the will have to go through an exciting Liverpool outfit that has shown they are capable of beating anyone. I simply can’t wait for this game!

UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by Heineken - Mexico City
The most coveted trophy in European Football.
Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

SATURDAY

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid may have faltered in their domestic league, but their European campaign was nothing short of exceptional. Against the odds they used every ounce of their pedigree and experience to maneuver their way to the final. By navigating difficult ties against the likes of PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich in the knockout rounds, Zinedine Zidane’s men showed a temperament, poise and know-how of champions. In Cristiano Ronaldo, they have the Champions League’s finest competitor and a rutheless champion.

Liverpool on the other hand are this year’s surprise package. Their fearless attack has fired them through the tournament to an unexpected place in the final. The likes of Porto, Manchester City and Roma have found the attacking trident of Salah, Mane and Firmino too hot to handle. Jurgen Klopp’s will enter today’s match as underdogs, but they have shown that they can beat anyone on any given day.

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MY TEAM

  • GK: Navas
  • DEF: Alexander-Arnold, Marcelo, van Dijk
  • MID: Asensio, Kroos, Wijnaldum, Milner
  • FWD: Salah, Ronaldo (c), Mane
  • BENCH: Fabri, Can, Rui, Jorge

I’m throwing most of my chips behind Liverpool, banking on them to upset the 3-peat hopes of Real Madrid. I’ve done this by loading up on their attacking players. I’m also hedging a bit by gambling on Madrid’s young prodigy, Marco Asensio to have an impact on the final. It’s the last throw of the dice for me in what has been a forgettable fantasy league season.

Who is going to win the Champions League trophy? Will this be a goal fest or a snoozer? What are your predictions, and how are your fantasy teams shaping up? Do you have an opinion on the promotion playoff between Fulham and Aston Villa playing/played before the CL kick-off? Let us know in the comments!