Real Madrid - Liverpool: CL Final 26th May

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Who wins?

Poll closed May 27, 2018.
  1. Real Madrid

    62.0%
  2. Liverpool

    38.0%
  1. Savant Registered User

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    Real Madrid are the favorites.

    Salah vs Ronaldo. Is the Ballon d'Or on the line?
     
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    1-0 Liverpool
     
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    It will impact the ballon dor race but not definitively on the line as an impactful World Cup for any of the big 3 contenders would also weigh heavily.
     
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    Ronaldo targeting the Trent and Lovren side coould be scary
     
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    I'm sure Marcelo isn't looking forward to a date with Salah either. If Carvajal isn't 100%, then Mane could have fun too.
     
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    Yeah but the RM defense and midfield is much better defensively than Liverpool.
     
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    Better names for sure.
     
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  8. Machinehead Whatever you're mad about, I didn't say it

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    We can beat that team. I'm not saying we will, but we sure as f*** can.
     
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    Klopp has traditionally done very well vs. Real but the Klopp cup final curse and the Madrid black magic are too powerful.
     
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    Better players too.

    GK: Navas or Karius
    LB: Marcelo or Robertson
    CB: Ramos and Varane or van Dijk and Lovren
    RB: Carvajal (injured and don't know their replacement) or Alexander-Arnold/Clyne
    CDM: Casemiro or Henderson
    CM: Kroos and Modric or Milner and Wjnaldum

    I mean only position I'd give Liverpool are GK (possibly) and DM is kind of a wash. Also possibly RB cause I don't know who will replace Carvajal. Honestly the way I see Liverpool winning this is if their D is great and doesn't allow a goal and then the front three get a goal off a break. The thing is RM's players are used to playing under pressure. While Liverpool is one of the best teams at this, RM can still break it and go back the other way. With players like Asenio, Ronaldo, Benzema, and Bale coming at Liverpool all game, I question how long Liverpool can really keep them out.
     
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    That's why he said better names. Liverpool's players have been outperforming their counterparts throughout this competition and in big games for the last two seasons. Their players are underrated, especially because the system plays to their strengths which in turn elevates their collective play.

    That's part of why Liverpool are here now and not City.

    Also I would put up Robertson against any LB based on his play this season. He's been up there with Firmino and Salah as one of our most consistent top performers.
     
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    Marcelo is still the best LB in the game. And I agree that Liverpool have been better collectively offensively. The problem is and always has been defensively. Don’t get me wrong VVD coming in has been huge but it will be interesting to see what happens. If this were a two legged tie, I would say RM would win and I would be very confident in that. With it being a one and done, anything can happen
     
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    Real have the better squad for sure. It's going to take a herculean effort by the Liverpool midfield to overcome that deficit, but then, they've showed they're capable of such an effort in the first games against Man City and Roma. I agree that if this was a two legged tie, Real would likely succeed (as would Bayern), but in the finals one-game heroics can make the difference.
     
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    I am going to bet a lot on RM.
     
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    Ballon D'Salah
     
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    So was Man City's
     
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    Yeah but City’s D is much worse than RM.
     
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    But City's defense is pretty meh. Madrid's is on another level than City's.
     
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    Man City's entire midfield shoukd have been in TOTY and quite frankly has been better than Madrid's midfield this season.

    Madrid are the favorites but they are not as good as they were last year.
     
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    I know they were, but cmon. Every player on the starting backline for Madrid is better than City's.
     
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    Ribery got an insurmountable amount of space. Salah will tear them to shreds. 5-2 Liverpool
     
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    City has a better lineup than Madrid...they would've beat this Real.
     
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    Robertson is nowhere near as good as Marcelo.
     
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    Costa abused Marcelo at the Bernabeau. Salah wont have a problem against him.
     
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    You should watch more Robertson :)

    Closer than you might think
     

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