Mohamed Salah sends six-word message to Real Madrid ahead of Champions League final


Liverpool will face-off against 13-time champions of Europe Real Madrid in this month’s final in Paris after the Spaniards produced a miraculous comeback to beat Man City.

Mohamed Salah has warned Real Madrid that he has “a score to settle” after the Spaniards set up a Champions League final rematch with Liverpool.

The Reds booked their place in this month’s showpiece at the Parc des Princes, surviving a scare to dump out Villarreal. Jurgen Klopp’s side went to Spain with the two-goal advantage they earned at Anfield, but saw that wiped out during a chaotic first-half in the Estadio de la Ceramica.

But after the break, goals from Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane ensured Liverpool not only won on the night, but progressed with a comfortable 5-2 aggregate score. The quadruple chasers were then able to watch the second semi-final with their feet up as Europe witnessed one of the most memorable clashes in recent history.

Manchester City led the two-legged tie for almost 180 minutes, having squandered three two-goal leads in their pulsating 4-3 victory over Madrid at The Etihad. And their progression looked guaranteed when Riyad Mahrez put them two goals to the good with a goal at the Bernabeu.

But with seconds remaining Rodrygo scored in the 90th and 91st minute to send the tie into extra-time. In that extra period, it was Karim Benzema who proved to be the matchwinner, stroking away the penalty he won after a Ruben Dias foul.

Their stunning victory means the 13-time winners will face off against English football’s most successful European club in a rematch of the 2018 final in Kyiv. On that occasion, Los Blancos ran out 3-1 winners, in a game most often remembered for two glaring errors by Reds keeper Loris Karius.