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Come for the mockery, stay for the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo not showing off his abs.

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Real Madrid v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Final Previews Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Hello, and welcome to the 2018 Champions League final.

There is no Juventus. There is no Juventus transfer target in Liverpool’s starting lineup. There is no reason for Juventus fans to root for Real Madrid after what happened in the quarterfinals a couple of months ago. There’s also history with Liverpool, not much of it all that positive.

So why are we here?

Well, because it’s the Champions League final and the fact that this is our last competitive football match for a little bit of time until the World Cup starts up in Russia next month.

I guess that’s motivation enough to watch.

So let there be goals!

And let there be Emre Can — maybe!

And let there be chaos and reason for mockery.

This is what happens when Juventus is not in the Champions League final, I guess. It’s better than feeling absolute rage because Juve are getting handed a loss in another European final, right? Right...

STARTING LINEUPS

Real Madrid starting XI (4-3-1-2): Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Isco; Ronaldo, Benzema

Real Madrid bench: Casilla, Nacho, Bale, Theo, Lucas Vasquez, Asensio, Kovacic

Liverpool starting XI (4-3-3): Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Djik, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Liverpool bench: Mignolet, Clyne, Klavan, Can, Lallana, Solanke, Moreno

HOW TO WATCH

Television: BT Sport 2 (UK); Fox (USA); beIN Sports 1 (Australia); TSN1 (Canada); SONY TEN 1(India); Astro SuperSport 3 (Malaysia); SuperSport 5 (Nigeria); Eurosport 1 (Singapore); SuperSport 3 South Africa); other listings at LiveSoccerTV

Online Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK); FOX Sports GO (USA) | Online Radio: LFCTV GO (International)