Zinedine Zidane has taken a brave decision of keeping the in-form Gareth Bale out and favouring Karim Benzema as Real Madrid take on Liverpool in the UCL final.

Jurgen Klopp has kept his Liverpool lineup as expected, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah the front three and the rest of the players that were expected to make the playing eleven rounding out the starting lineup.

Zinedine Zidane though, has sprung up a surprise. Many had thought Gareth Bale had done enough in recent games to warrant a start over a tranquil Karim Benzema. But, the manager has stuck with the Frenchman, placing his faith in his striker to lead the frontline.

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