- Javi Martinez says half of Spain wants Liverpool to beat Real Madrid
- Bayern Munich were defeated by the defending champions in the semis
- Real will play the Merseyside club in the 2017/18 final in Kiev on Saturday
Bayern Munich defender Javi Martinez has revealed half of Spain wants Liverpool to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final, Daily Mail reports .
The Anfield giants are the latest club attempting to end Los Blancos dominance in the Europe elite competition when they clash in Kiev this weekend.
Zinedine Zidane’s men are chasing a third successive Champions League title win as Real have continued to prove they are most successful club side in the tournament.
But Spain international Martinez admits there will football fans across his home country praying for Jurgen Klopp's side to triumph.
Martinez said: “Generally in Spain, half the country are Real Madrid and the other half Barcelona.
“There is no doubt half of Spain will support Liverpool. Barca fans are going with Liverpool.”
The 29-year-old believes believes the Reds could hold the key after his side Bayern failed to overcome the Sergio Ramos led side.
He added: “Liverpool is very tough opponent to face, we played against them in pre-season. We were not at our best level then but we saw how difficult they are to beat.
“They are very fast, they have very fast players and I think they can create problems for Real Madrid with that.
“But you know Real, they are always in this kind of game and they have a lot of experience which is an important point.”
Martinez teammate David Alaba also believes the German side have shown Liverpool how to overcome the artisans of Real, and is convinced Klopp will finally win the Champions League.
Alaba said: “We have shown that they are beatable. We played a great game, in two games we were the better team but not very lucky.
“But Liverpool is a great team and they have showed, especially this year, they have a good team with key players who can win matches.
“They can beat them. Jurgen Klopp has very good options for this game. They don’t have to attack – they have very fast players up front to go on the counter-attack.
“Klopp has had a lot of opportunities to win the Champions League and now he has a great chance to win it.”
Real knocked the Bundesliga champions in a 4-3 aggregate, a match which many still believed the German had themselves to blame.
On the other hand, the resilient Madrid side will have their hand full when they face Liverpool who have Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in attack.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Atletico Madrid defeated Marseille 3-0 in the Europa League final to emerge champions.
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