In Good Conscience

Final chapter in Kiev pits experience against energy

What counts on the big days in life? Experience or energy? Financial incentive, or the urge to achieve something that really leaves a mark?

When Real Madrid step onto the pitch in Kiev tonight, their players will be in line for a bonus of €2 million (S$3.13 million) to do what no team have done in the Champions League era by winning the trophy three years in succession.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2018, with the headline 'Final chapter in Kiev pits experience against energy'. Print Edition | Subscribe