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Old 16th May 2018, 13:07
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Default The last trident get ready to knock down Real Madrid

The trident formed by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino has led Liverpool to the final in Kiev. Along the way they have thrashed Porto, Manchester City and Roma, as well as Sevilla, Maribor and Spartak Moscow. A gale force of goals that will be the main threat to Real Madrid in their quest to lift the thirteenth European Cup in their history.Zinedine Zidane knows that deactivating the three standard-bearers of Jurgen Klopp's offensive football will make it easier for him to reach glory in the form of his third straight Champions League title as coach.However, you only need to review the numbers of the Reds' front three to value their exceptional participation in the current edition of the tournament. Although Salah, 10 goals, takes the headlines with exhibitions like the one he gave to Roma at Anfield, both Firmino, another 10 goals, and Mane, nine, have had a superb competition.

An explosion... together

So much so, that their 29 goals elevate them as the most effective trident in the history of the competition. They still have the 90 minutes of the final to play, but they have already surpassed the two great contemporary forward lines of Madrid's BBC and Barcelona's MSN. Last summer was marked by the front three formed by Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain, but it was the Liverpool forwards who Europe have fallen in love with thanks to their daring and effective football.It's true that the numbers from the three forwards in the previous campaigns didn't speak of an attacking explosion of this magnitude. The 90 goals this season between the three is more than double the 44 that they scored in 2016/17 when Salah was still playing in Rome, Mane debuted at Anfield and Firmino completed his second campaign in the city of The Beatles. Klopp has ensured they are a heady mix and the best forward line in the Champions League.Hence, for the Real defence (Carvajal, Varane, Ramos and Marcelo), stopping the attacks of the Liverpool forwards will be their main task.

A defence ready

It will not be something new for the current Madrid team, who, in order to get to Kiev, have had to knock out some of the most powerful forward lines in European football. Starting in the Round of 16 with PSG, a team who monopolised the headlines for months because of the captures of Neymar and Mbappe (400m euros between the two) to play alongside Edinson Cavani.The trio were inoperative at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, and, with Neymar injured, did nothing of note in the second leg at the Parc des Princes.Then came Juventus (with Dybala, Higuain and Mandzukic) and Bayern (with Lewandowski, Muller and Ribery), but Madrid still managed to stay on the right path.A path that will end against their last rival in the form of Liverpool's incredible trident.
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