Mohamed Salah's meteoric career could reach new heights on Saturday when his Liverpool team take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final. But as a practicing Muslim who fasts from sunrise to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan, Salah will have just 55 minutes* before kickoff in Kiev to replenish before taking to the pitch.
(*NOTE: Sunset in Kiev on Saturday is 8.50 p.m. local time. Kickoff is 9.45 p.m.)
The 25-year-old Egyptian will be joined by Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and...
Saturday's Champions League final offers one of the most fascinating tactical clashes in recent memory: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, with their astute, intensive, counter-pressing approach, meet the more laissez-faire style of Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid, who concentrate upon possession play.
It has all the makings of a superb match. Here are four key questions waiting to be answered.
1. What formation will Zidane use?
The most remarkable thing about Real Madrid's Champions League record under Zidane...
It's the big one. Real Madrid are going for three in a row while Liverpool want their sixth European Cup this Saturday in Kiev.
What a match it promises to be, with Real Madrid's arch trophy-hunters facing a ferocious Liverpool attack that is the envy of Europe.
How will the game go and who would you rather have: Real Madrid or Liverpool's front line? Our ESPN FC bloggers Rob Train (Real Madrid) and Dave Usher (Liverpool) answer that and more in the Champions League final 50-50 Challenge.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane expects his home village of Bambali in Senegal to grind to a halt on Saturday as the 2,000 inhabitants all stop to watch him play in the Champions League final.
In 2005, a 13-year-old Mane found himself in a similar position for the club's famous 2005 Champions League final victory over AC Milan, but he could not dream he would be following in the same footsteps more than a decade later.
And he hopes to be able to return to Bambali, where his family still lives, with...