Four days before the final in suburban Paris, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and his players tried their best to avoid talking about the France forward and his decision to stay with Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester City are one point clear of second-placed Liverpool's heading into Sunday's do-or-die matches.
Manchester City will claim a fourth English title in five years of a dominant era for Abu Dhabi-backed City with victory over Aston Villa.
The Premier League was the only winner's medal missing from former England midfielder Steven Gerrard's illustrious career at Anfield.
Real Madrid's last game before the Champions League final against Liverpool ended in a goalless draw against Real Betis.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp confident Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk fit for Champions League final
Jurgen Klopp's men were given fresh hope they could pip Manchester City to the title when Pep Guardiola's team dropped two points in a 2-2 draw at West Ham.
Romelu Lukaku has struggled this season as he has scored just 15 goals in 42 games across all competitions for Chelsea.
Mateo Kovacic limped out of Wednesday's 3-0 win at Leeds after being caught by Daniel James in a tackle that led to the winger's dismissal.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has conceded that only winning the League Cup would not mean a successful season for his team.
Liverpool have four matches left in their historic attempt to become the first English team to win all four major trophies in one season.
Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has stated that he is happy at Anfield amid talks of him moving out of the club.
Chelsea gaffer Thomas Tuchel says Mateo Kovacic 'very unlikely' to play FA Cup final against Liverpool
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has said that midfielder Mateo Kovacic is 'very unlikely' to play against Liverpool in the FA Cup final.
Liverpool and Manchester City are now level on points, but the latter stay top on goal difference and have a game in hand away to Wolves on Wednesday.
A come-from-behind 2-1 win at Aston Villa, sealed by a 65th-minute header by Sadio Mane, showed Liverpool's heart for the fight and moved Jürgen Klopp's team level on points with Manchester City.
After seeing his Manchester City side go three points clear of Liverpool, Guardiola launched an outburst that gives this title rivalry a more spiky edge with three games remaining.