Gareth Bale is a substitute against Liverpool in the Champions League Final as Real Madrid field the same XI that won last season’s showpiece.
Despite Bale’s run of five goals in Madrid’s last four League games, Isco is preferred to the Welshman, lining up in the hole behind Karim Benzema and competition top goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Other than that, it is a full-strength side named by Zinedine Zidane, with Keylor Navas replacing the Coach’s son Luca in goal from the 2-2 draw with Villarreal seven days ago.
That is also the case for Liverpool, although no chances are taken over Germany midfielder Emre Can, who returns from a back injury.
Madrid are going for La Decimotercera – or their 13th European Cup – and a third straight success, while Liverpool look to win the competition for the sixth time.
Tonight’s referee is Milorad Mazic, who will be officiating his first European Final but famously angered Ronaldo with a series of controversial decisions during Portugal’s 4-0 defeat to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.
Real Madrid: Keylor; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo
Subs: Casilla, Nacho, Bale, Theo, Vazquez, Asensio, Kovacic
Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mane, Firmino
Subs: Mignolet, Clyne, Klavan, Moreno, Lallana, Emre Can, Solanke
Referee: Mazic (SRB)