Champions League: Real Madrid dominates UEFA's shortlist for best footballers

UEFA has named contenders for prizes to the best players of the European Cup

This annual meeting of the European champions and Europa League winners comes to the Balkan state after going to Prague, Cardiff, Tbilisi and Trondheim in recent years.

The Macedonian authorities are warning fans not to buy the UEFA Super Cup tickets offered on the internet as even a hefty price of over 1,000 euros does not guarantee that they will be allowed in to watch the final between Real Madrid and Manchester United on August 8.

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Zinedine Zidane's side beat Sevilla 3-2 in extra-time last year to win the showcase match and the French coach is targeting a fourth European trophy in less than two years in charge of Real, which would match Mourinho's tally of continental titles.

Since winning the Champions League, the forward has become the subject of a tax complaint from Spanish prosecutors, a case which saw him appear in court for a pre-trial hearing last week. The Argentina worldwide has won the Ballon d'Or five times during his Barcelona career, with Neymar yet to win his first, but he insisted that he has not made the move to Paris in order to be a big fish in a small pond and be the superstar of a Champions League club.

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Real have added promising youngsters Theo Hernandez and Dani Ceballos to their talent-packed squad which won a Liga and Champions League double last season while parting ways with forwards Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez. I never look at it in terms of taking on my former club, not at all.

"It's something I've been through many times".

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Mourinho isn't the only person to have represented both clubs, in fact he isn't the only Portuguese to do so as former Manchester United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo should be available for Madrid come kick-off. Rumours stated it was Bale who was deemed expendable but maybe Ronaldo is more likely to make the switch to Manchester United. Is a move possible?

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