Ronaldo v Salah – the head-to-head set to define Champions League final

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Mohamed Salah, in the red of Liverpool, and Cristiano Ronaldo, in the white of Real Madrid, will be expected to score goals tonight worthy of European football’s annual showpiece

Two teams of 11 men apiece will emerge into the Olympic stadium in Kiev on Saturday night for the 2018 Champions League final but much of the attention of Europe’s fans will be focused on two individuals whose head-to-head battle is likely to define an outcome worth not just around £80m to the winner but pride and prestige of incalculable value.

Mohamed Salah, in the red of Liverpool, and Cristiano Ronaldo, in the white of Real Madrid, will be expected to score goals worthy of European football’s annual showpiece. In that sense the two men play the same role but in very different ways and with strongly contrasting personal styles.

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Written by Richard Williams
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/26/cristiano-ronaldo-mohamed-salah-real-madrid-liverpool-final-championsh-league under the title “Ronaldo v Salah – the head-to-head set to define Champions League final”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.