Episode 1170: Champions League Final Preview Special – Ken In Kiev, Sid Lowe And Gab Marcotti On Real Madrid V Liverpool
It’s finally here, and a sense of calm and serenity has apparently descended on everyone associated with Real Madrid. The 12-time winners are supremely confident of victory, and the coronation will occur at the designated time and place – this Saturday evening, in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Ken Early will be there, and he reports live today from a leafy glade in Kiev.
One guarantee for Saturday: there will be goals. pic.twitter.com/SpBpoSTN6f
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 23, 2018
Sid Lowe talks about the light hand of history on Real as they go for 3 in a row and believes they believe the hard work was in getting to the final.
(Although it’s not new,) Here’s a piece on the last time Liverpool and Real Madrid met in the finl. https://t.co/V4l9aSkuMD
— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) May 23, 2018
We ask Gabriele Marcotti if Klopp is the best manager in the world, if Liverpool might have a new plan for the final, and if Mo Salah’s recent patchy form is a reversion to the mean.
One group has been together five years, largely assembled through world record fees.
The other is a rising boy band who few would have even conceived of when the other group was assembled.
It’s a study in contrasts, writes @Marcotti ? https://t.co/55rXHqNv1T#KweseESPN pic.twitter.com/dlvSIeagMR
— Kwesé ESPN (@kwesesports) May 24, 2018
Plus there’s Ken’s new favourite diabetic footballer, we ask for a Sergio Ramos hat-trick, and the spirit of Juanito lives on – it’s a Champions League final extravaganza.
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Ken thinks Unai Emery is #blessed to get the Arsenal job given his reputation at PSG, Neymar disrespecting him, his low profile in UK, and the Arteta U-turn
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