Why it's Benzema or Bale and how Modric can be exploited

Tanya Simon
May 26, 2018

The Welshman scored the 2014 Champions League victor for the Los Blancos but started from the bench in the 2017 final at Cardiff.

Real manager, Zinedine Zidane, had been pondering whether to use Bale or Isco.

According to English sports outlet The Sun, Calderon said it was going to be difficult for Bale to catch up with Ronaldo since the latter trained hard every day to improve and that it required maximum commitment to getting to his level. "It just shows the professional he is that he's not sulking [when he's a substitute] as he always seems to come on and score".

"Every time he is involved, he makes a difference".

"He will be thinking if he starts in the Champions League, great".

A 13th European title for Real on Saturday would see Bale equal the record of Champions League wins, or its European Cup predecessor, by a British player.

Real Madrid will enter this weekend's final off the back of a 2-2 draw with Villarreal in La Liga.

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He's powerful, quick, strong, he can score goals from everywhere. "He's been playing at a top club for a long time where brilliant players have notoriously not lasted very long".

Stepping into the Roma side after the departure of Wojciech Szczęsny, Alisson Becker has burst onto the scene as one of the best goalkeepers in world football, and will deservedly play for Brazil this summer ahead of Manchester City's Ederson.

However, Wales boss Giggs believes his player has the ability to dictate Saturday's result whether he starts or not.

"But, Liverpool also have got history in the Champions League, in the European Cup".

"As a United fan, and playing for United for so long, it is hard, " Giggs added.

The attacking trio have not seen as many collective outings as they would have liked over recent years, with injuries and loss of form conspiring against them.

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