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Zidane: The CL final will not be Mohamed Salah against Cristiano Ronaldo

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Current manager and football icon has spoken about ’s Liverpool ahead of their Champions League final clash in Kiev on May 26th.

Mohamed Salah’s record-breaking season is still not over yet, as his 43-goals tally in all competitions this season could still rise with two games remaining to play for Liverpool.

The 25-year-old is also set to be the first ever Egyptian player to feature in a Champions League final.

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Speaking in a press conference, Zidane has talked about what to expect from the final in Kiev, saying: “It will be a spectacular game, open and with chances for both teams.

“What matters most for us is planning, showing up and making things difficult for them. It’s a final and it will be very intense.

“You know the team well, we will find a side that in are the final, we know what they have, a bit of everything, physical, technical, speed…

“They’re English and they defend and they fight, they know what they’re doing,” he added.

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The Frenchman went on to praise Mohamed Salah for his contributions this season, saying: “I don’t know if Mohamed Salah will be in contention for the Ballon d’Or, but he’s had a great season.

“Salah is a phenomenal player who has had a standout season, but he is not my player. I’m only concerned with ending this season in the best way possible.

“The game won’t be Cristiano against Salah, it will be Real Madrid against Liverpool,” he concluded.

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