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Watch out for these men at the Champions League final

All you need to know about this weekend's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico...

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo has been unstoppable this season — scoring a record-breaking 16 goals in the Champions League besides also scooping up the Ballon d’Or. On Saturday too, he will play a key role on Real’s left flank and will keep the Atletico defence and ’keeper Courtois on their toes  Gareth Bale He has had a successful first season for the Spanish giants after his record-breaking move to Real Madrid in the summer. Atletico’s defenders will have to put in a double shift on Saturday night if they are to contain both Ronaldo and Bale  Karim Benzema Benzema, who hobbled off with an abductor injury in Real’s 3-1 win over Espanyol, could still make a comeback in time for the final. While he has not exactly set the La Liga on fire, Benzema has had a good tournament so far, netting five goals besides five assists in 10 games  Real in numbers 37 The number of goals Real have scored in the Champions League so far this season — the highest tally in 2013-14  10  The number of victories Real have racked up in the Champions League this season — the highest tally in 2013-14  6-1 Real’s biggest wins this season. They beat Galatasaray in the group stage by this margin and then repeated this show against Schalke in their Round of 16 first leg clash  9 Number of goals Real have conceded in this season of the Champions League  44 Number of times Real Madrid have appeared in the Champions League  Diego Costa A right hamstring injury he picked up last week could jeopardise his chances of playing on Saturday. However, he has received treatment in Serbia to make a speedy comeback and if he is successful, he could spur Atletico to the title. The striker, who seems to be on his way out after this season, will want to sign off with a Champions League title on his CV   Thibaut Courtois Atletico have conceded the least goals in the La Liga and the Champions League this season and that is partly due to how good Courtois has been. On Saturday too he will have to be at his best to keep Ronaldo and Bale at bay  Koke While all attention has been focussed on Costa this season, Koke has been a key player in the Atletico attack, plying Costa with defence-splitting through-balls with unerring frequency   Atletico in numbers 25 The number of goals Atletico have scored in the Champions League so far this season — the second highest after Real Madrid  9 The number of victories Atletico have racked up in the Champions League this season — the second highest tally in 2013-14  4-0 Atletico’s biggest victory in this season. This win came against  Austria Wien in the Group Stage on Matchday 4  6 Number of goals Atletico have conceded in this season of the Champions League  9 Number of times Atletico Madrid have appeared in the Champions LeagueRonaldo has been unstoppable this season — scoring a record-breaking 16 goals in the Champions League besides also scooping up the Ballon d'Or. On Saturday too, he will play a key role on Real's left flank and will keep the Atletico defence and 'keeper Courtois on their toes

Gareth Bale
Gareth BaleHe has had a successful first season for the Spanish giants after his record-breaking move to Real Madrid in the summer. Atletico's defenders will have to put in a double shift on Saturday night if they are to contain both Ronaldo and Bale


Karim Benzema
Karim BenzemaBenzema, who hobbled off with an abductor injury in Real's 3-1 win over Espanyol, could still make a comeback in time for the final. While he has not exactly set the La Liga on fire, Benzema has had a good tournament so far, netting five goals besides five assists in 10 games

Real in numbers

37
The number of goals Real have scored in the Champions League so far this season — the highest tally in 2013-14

10
The number of victories Real have racked up in the Champions League this season — the highest tally in 2013-14

6-1
Real's biggest wins this season. They beat Galatasaray in the group stage by this margin and then repeated this show against Schalke in their Round of 16 first leg clash

9
Number of goals Real have conceded in this season of the Champions League

44
Number of times Real Madrid have appeared in the Champions League

Real Madrid
91million
The amount (in euros) Spanish giants Real Madrid spent to prise winger Gareth Bale away from Tottenham Hotspur at the start of the season. The amount could have bought Atletico's starting XI twice, with some cash left over  

Real's road to the final
> Group Stages
Beat Galatasaray 6-1
Beat FC Copenhagen 4-0
Beat Juventus 2-1
Drew with Juventus 2-2
Beat Galatasaray 4-1
Beat FC Copenhagen 2-0
> Round of 16
Beat Schalke 6-1 before a comfortable 3-1 win at home
> Quarter-final
Were given a scare by Borussia Dortmund in the second leg after their 3-0 home win
> Semi-final
Beat reigning champs Bayern 1-0 at the Bernabeu before a 4-0 mauling at the Allianz Arena

Last five seasons in Europe
> 2012-13 Champions League Semis
> 2011-12 Champions League Semis
> 2010-11 Champions League Semis
> 2009-10 Champions League Round of 16
> 2008-09 Champions League Round of 16 

Diego Costa
Diego CostaA right hamstring injury he picked up last week could jeopardise his chances of playing on Saturday. However, he has received treatment in Serbia to make a speedy comeback and if he is successful, he could spur Atletico to the title. The striker, who seems to be on his way out after this season, will want to sign off with a Champions League title on his CV

Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut CourtoisAtletico have conceded the least goals in the La Liga and the Champions League this season and that is partly due to how good Courtois has been. On Saturday too he will have to be at his best to keep Ronaldo and Bale at bay

Koke
KokeWhile all attention has been focussed on Costa this season, Koke has been a key player in the Atletico attack, plying Costa with defence-splitting through-balls with unerring frequency

 

Atletico in numbers

25
The number of goals Atletico have scored in the Champions League so far this season — the second highest after Real Madrid

9
The number of victories Atletico have racked up in the Champions League this season — the second highest tally in 2013-14

4-0
Atletico's biggest victory in this season. This win came against Austria Wien in the Group Stage on Matchday 4

6
Number of goals Atletico have conceded in this season of the Champions League

9
Number of times Atletico Madrid have appeared in the Champions League

Atletico Madrid
36.33 million
The amount (in euros) Atletico's starting XI costs (Courtois: On loan, Juanfran: 4mil, Miranda: Free, Godin: 8 mil, Filipe Luis: 10.5mil, Mario Suarez: Free, Tiago: Free, Koke: Free, Arda Turan: 12 mil, Adrian: Free, Diego Costa: 1.83mil  

Atletico's road to the final
> Group Stages
Beat Zenit St Petersburg 3-1
Beat Porto 2-1 Beat Austria Wien 3-0
Beat Austria Wien 4-0
Drew with Zenit St Petersburg 1-1
Beat Porto 2-0
> Round of 16
Beat AC Milan 1-0 at San Siro before a massive 4-1 victory at home over the Italians
> Quarter-final
Held Barcelona 1-1 at Camp Nou before beating the Catalan club 1-0 at home
> Semi-final
Drew 0-0 with Chelsea before their 3-1 win in London

Last five seasons in Europe
> 2012-13 Europa League Round of 32
> 2012 Super Cup Winner
> 2011-12 Europa League Winner
> 2010-11 Europa League Group stage
> 2010 Super CupWinner
> 2009-10 Champions League Group stage
> 2009-10 Europa League Winner
> 2008-09 Champions League Round of 16

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