– Ronaldo predicts Real Madrid’s line up against Liverpool
– The Portuguese will play in Kiev after an injury scare in El Clasico
– Los Blancos are aiming for their third successive title
Since Cristiano Ronaldo has been cleared to play in the Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev, he claims he knows how Real Madrid will line up, Don Balon reports.
According to the Spanish media outlet Ronaldo is only thinking about the big game and the Real’s talisman is gunning for a third consecutive Champions League title with Los Blancos.
Plenty could yet change in terms of injuries with over two weeks to go until the showpiece as there are still three Liga games to play for the Spanish giants.
However Ronaldo is certain of how Zinedine Zidane will line up his starting XI for the final against the Reds on May, 26.
Don Balon claimed Ronaldo predicted the midfield will set up in a diamond formation with two forwards and several big name players will miss out, that is if Zidane goes with his vision.
The French tactician has rotated several of his attacking figures all season with Gareth Bale in particular missing out on many Champions League games.
However the Welshman played all 90 minutes and put Madrid back for the second time in El Clasico showdown played in Camp Nou at the weekend.
Zidane is yet to be knocked out of the Champions League since he became manager of the Bernabeu outfit.
Los Blancos are chasing their third successive Champions League crown having won it back-to-back in the last two seasons.
The Spanish giants became the first team to successfully defend the prize since the new format of the competition was introduced in 1992/93 season.
The last team to win the European Cup three times in succession was Bayern Munich which was between 1974-76.
The last time Real lost in the final of an European competition was in 1981 and ironically it was Liverpool.
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