Sid Lowe has been covering Spanish football now for many a year and his insight into the mentality, approach and poise of this Real Madrid side is very much worth listening to.

In a conversation which shifts around approaches, control, the importance of luck and the futility of analyses, Sid and Neil Atkinson picture a side who are looking forward to a game against fellow European Royalty and who will not be as complacent as being painted by many commentators both in and outside of Madrid and Liverpool.

Real Madrid do not have only one way of playing and therefore can hurt Liverpool in many different ways but are therefore vulnerable in lots of different ways too.

It will be an intriguing encounter and this is an intriguing chat between Sid and Neil.

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