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Real Madrid vs Manchester City: Mo Salah explains why he wants to avoid Man City in the Champions League final

Liverpool's Egyptian striker opens up on why he prefers one opponent over another in the UEFA Champions League final. 

Liverpool's Egyptian striker has opened up about why he prefers one opponent over another in the UEFA Champions League final. 
Liverpool's Egyptian striker has opened up about why he prefers one opponent over another in the UEFA Champions League final. 

Everything is set for the Real Madrid vs Manchester City clash and just before this match, Mo Salah explained why he wants to avoid Man City in the Champions League final.

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Liverpool's Egyptian striker has opened up about why he prefers one opponent over another in the UEFA Champions League final. 

And while the player initially implied that his reasons are sporting, in the end, he had to be honest and say that the reason he prefers one opponent over another "is personal".  

Why does Mo Salah want to avoid Man City in the Champions League final?

When Mohamed Salah was asked by the press why he prefers to avoid Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final, the footballer said, "It's personal." 

And when reporters asked him to explain his answer, the player said he prefers to avoid Manchester City because they are a tough team, but mostly because he wants to play Real Madrid for a rematch

And the player explained that he really wants to play against Madrid because, in 2018 final, Los Merengues beat the Reds in the final of the UEFA Champions League, when they lost with a score of 3-1.

The Egyptian's words were:

"I want to play in Madrid, I have to be honest. The City is a really tough team, we played against them a couple of times this season. If you ask me personally, I would prefer Madrid.

"Because we lost in the final before against them. So I want to play against them, I hope to win against them as well."

Therefore, the player wants a rematch against Los Merengues, who already snatched the tournament title from his hands. 

How does Liverpool get to the UEFA Champions League final?

The Reds reached the final of the tournament after beating a resilient Villarreal, side that had Jürgen Klopp's team on the ropes until the second half of yesterday's game. 

With goals from Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin, the Yellow Submarine had Klopp's Reds suffering, until a few minutes into the second half, when the German coach made changes to his lineup that were reflected on the scoreboard. 

And the most important change was the introduction of Colombian Luis Diaz, who, along with Salah, Fabinho, and Sadio Mané, annihilated the hopes of Unai Emery's players. 

In this way, Liverpool reaches the final of the UEFA Champions League, and now only awaits its possible rival. And according to Mo Salah, the Egyptian player would ideally like to see Los Merengues reach the final.

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Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

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