Zinedine Zidane has his entire squad available for this Champions League final and this made for a very tough team selection, one in which he's chose to leave Gareth Bale on the bench, despite his good form recently.
Real manager, Zinedine Zidane, had been pondering whether to use Bale or Isco.
One of the first phrases Zizou uttered was in reference to Isco's statements earlier this week about the challenge of picking the starting XI: "As Isco said, I have the hard task of picking the starting XI".
"I want to be fine on Saturday, play well, to score if I can, but the important thing is to win - it doesn't matter who scores, what matters is making history", Ronaldo added.
The Kiev showdown will pit Mohamed Salah against Cristiano Ronaldo but former Manchester United winger Giggs says it is premature to compare the two star performers.
"But he has some way to go".
"You talk about Ronaldo and Messi, they've done it on the big occasion".
If the 28-year-old does leave Madrid this summer, he will do so as a victor in at least three Champions League and one Copa del Rey finals and having scored or set up a goal in three of the four matches.
'He's been getting out of jail by winning the Champions League.
Liverpool were undefeated at Anfield in Europe and the Premier League in 2017/18 but the Welshman thinks the neutral venue could just tip the tie in Real's favour. "But a lot of Liverpool's success this year in the Champions League has come from being at home, at Anfield".
Champions League final: Zidane to start Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo against Liverpool
Meanwhile, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane tempered expectations. They're relaxed in Real Madrid before this final. Salah is a top player, that's clear.