UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has promised to ensure there will never be a repeat of the chaotic scenes that marred last season's Champions League final in Paris.
Real Madrid rejected UEFA's "insufficient" and "restricted" offer of compensation for supporters affected by trouble outside the Stade de France in Paris at last season's Champions League final on Thursday.
A leading Liverpool fans' group has called for a "full apology from the French Government" after a French Senate enquiry found organisational failings were to blame for the chaos that surrounded the Champions League final.
Ahead of the biggest night of European club football, numerous tactical analysis, speculations and predictions were made on how the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid would play out. In football, a game where goals define the result, marksmen like Karim Benzema, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Vinicius Jr. predictably garnered the most attention on the occasion.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said he will not be afraid to take a penalty if their Champions League final against Liverpool goes the distance on Saturday.