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Piece of cake for Real... but will they eat humble pie?

Byline: JOE RIMMER ECHO Reporter joe.rimmer@liverpool.com @joerimmer88

REAL Madrid are supremely confident of beating Liverpool and lifting their 13th European Cup in Kiev on May 26.

The Reds take on Zinedine Zidane's Galacticos in the Ukrainian capital and Jurgen Klopp's side will be huge underdogs going into the game.

Klopp will be happy to see Real underestimate his side and that seems to be exactly what they're doing after honourary president Paco Gento declared the game a 'piece of cake'.

The 84-year-old Gento scored 180 goals in 620 games for Madrid between the years of 1953 and 1971, and he is confident that his old side will make it three concecutive Champions League victories against the Reds.

Asked if Madrid will emerge victorious against the Reds, he said: "That goes without saying. It will be a piece of cake."

Spanish newspaper AS reports that Gento, the only player to have six European Cup winners' medals, says that Real know exactly what's at stake against Liverpool - and that they will be well prepared for Klopp's side in Kiev.

He added: "Everyone gets excited by these kind of games - everyone wants to be there to support the team and cheer them on to win another European Cup - and continue this great run we're in and which we have always enjoyed [in this competition].

"Madrid cannot let this chance slip - finals are to be won, not played and Real Madrid know what is at stake."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUSP
Date:May 10, 2018
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