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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Real Madrid arrive in Kiev for the Uefa Champions League final - in pictures

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and manager Zinedine Zidane have all arrived in the Ukraine for Saturday's game with Liverpool

The relaxed demeanour and smiles did not make it obvious that Real Madrid are one game away from history.

But as Zinedine Zidane's men arrived in Kiev for Saturday's Uefa Champions League final against Liverpool on Thursday night they were in a relaxed mood.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Marcelo were among the players to smile and acknowledge fans as they reached the hotel they will be staying at.

Real are aiming to be the first side since Bayern Munich in 1976 to lift the European Cup in three successive years.

The game kicks off on Saturday at 10.45pm UAE time.

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Read more on the Uefa Champions League final

Mohamed Salah interview: 'The final is not between me and Ronaldo'

Jurgen Klopp has restored belief at Liverpool

Andy Mitten: Cristiano Ronaldo's big-game ability crucial to Real Madrid

Ian Hawkey's postcard from Kiev: sunny skies and scorched wallets in store for fans

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