The difference between the sides is clear when you compare the passing distribution too, as Real Madrid's is dominated by five key figures: Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Isco, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos.
"The league was disappointing but we have won the Champions League and it turns out to be a great season".
Now the entire nation of Egypt holds its breath, hoping Salah will be healthy for the country's first World Cup appearance since 1990. His mistake for Karim Benzema to open the scoring was bad enough but the error that led to Bale's second goal was possibly even worse. It worked a treat and this Real team will go down in history.
In this regard, Los Blancos have an advantage, as Liverpool's play comes through just three men: Dejan Lovren, James Milner and Jordan Henderson.
Or, indeed, if Salah had not been forced off after only half an hour with a badly damaged left shoulder, an injury that undeniably turned the match in Madrid's favour.
Ramos hooked Salah by the arm and the Egyptian landed awkwardly as he fell.
29-Liverpool star Mohamed Salah's season is over as he walk off the field in tears unable to go on with what appears to be a shoulder injury suffered earlier in the game. That first goal really was one for the ages.
It didn't take Liverpool long to get back on level terms.
But although the loss of Salah was undoubtedly huge, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino caused Real problems in the second half, with Mane scoring a 55th-minute equaliser four minutes after Benzema's opener. Milner swung the ball over and when Dejan Lovren won the header Mané, Liverpool's most risky player, was alive in the six-yard area, turning the ball past Keylor Navas with an instinctive finish.
Then he just produced a shocker on a Bale rocket shot in the final minutes.
Bale scored an insurance goal in the 84th minute, with help from Karius.
18-Liverpool earns the first corner kick of the game, but Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk loses a ball in the air to Real Madrid Goalkeeper Keylor Navas, resulting in a goalkick.
How to follow the Champions League final
They last conquered the continent in 1996, with Champions League final heartache suffered in two of the last four seasons. Our very own Tomás Roncero, the world's biggest Real Madrid fan, is in Kiev, soaking up the atmosphere in the fan zones.