THEY don’t call it the beautiful game for nothing.

Excitement is at fever pitch ahead of tonight’s Champions League Final.

Excitement is at fever pitch ahead of the Champions League Final

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Excitement is at fever pitch ahead of the Champions League FinalCredit: AFP

And these stunning Wags will be cheering on their other halves when Liverpool take on Spain’s Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Paris for the biggest match of the season.

As the saying goes, behind every man is a great woman, so we kick off the interest early with the lowdown on some of the players’ wives and girlfriends who provide them with much-needed support at home.

From a doctor and architect to a world-famous singer and a reality TV star, this lot are in a league of their own . . .

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Mishel Gerzig – goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Mishel Gerzig and Thibaut Courtois were first spotted together in 2020

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Mishel Gerzig and Thibaut Courtois were first spotted together in 2020

IT’S not hard to see why Israeli model Mishel, 25, caught the eye of the Belgian goalie, 30, who slid into her DMs on Instagram.

The pair were first spotted together in Ibiza after Belgium were knocked out of Euro 2020.

Cora Gauthier – striker Karim Benzema

Cora Gauthier and Karim Benzema have a son together

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Cora Gauthier and Karim Benzema have a son together

MODEL Cora, 32, has worked for the likes of Dior and has 100,000 Instagram followers.

Born in Martinique, she met French striker, Karim, 34, in Dubai in 2015 and they tied the knot the following year.

The pair have son Ibrahim, 5, together.

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Karoline Lima – defender Eder Militao

Karoline Lima and Eder Militao confirmed their relationship last year

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Karoline Lima and Eder Militao confirmed their relationship last year

BRAZILIANS Karoline and Eder, 24, confirmed their relationship last year with a loved-up snap on a yacht.

The 36-year-old influencer is due to give birth to their first child and has been sharing snaps of her growing bump.

Sandra Garal – forward Marco Asensio

Sandra Garal met Marco Asensio while working as a nightclub waitress

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Sandra Garal met Marco Asensio while working as a nightclub waitress

SANDRA met Marco, 26, while working as a waitress in a nightclub in 2019.

The Spanish couple managed to keep their relationship a secret for months.

The 28-year-old, who studied architecture in Madrid, now models and has 280,000 Instagram followers.

Maria Julia Mazalli – forward Vinicius Junior

Maria Julia Mazalli started dating Vinicius Junior in 2019

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Maria Julia Mazalli started dating Vinicius Junior in 2019

AN eagle-eyed fan revealed the 21-year-old winger was dating Maria in 2019 after they each posted selfies in the same bathroom.

The 26-year-old influencer found fame on Brazilian reality show, Holiday With The Ex in 2017.

Natalia Becker – goalkeeper Alisson Becker

Natalia Becker met Alisson Becker in their native Brazil in 2012

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Natalia Becker met Alisson Becker in their native Brazil in 2012

BRAINY Natalia, 31, met Alisson, 29, in their native Brazil in 2012 while she was studying to become a doctor.

They married in 2015 and moved to Liverpool three years later.

They have three kids – Helena, five, Matteo, two, and Rafael, one.

Larissa Pereira – striker Roberto Firmino

Larissa Pereira and Roberto Firmino were married in 2017

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Larissa Pereira and Roberto Firmino were married in 2017

THE model married Roberto, 30, in their home country of Brazil in 2017 after three years together.

As well as being a mum to their three daughters, the 29-year-old is an entrepreneur, having founded fashion brand BeValen Store.

Rike Nooitgedagt – defender Virgil van Dijk

Rike Nooitgedagt and Virgil van Dijk were childhood sweethearts and wed in 2017

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Rike Nooitgedagt and Virgil van Dijk were childhood sweethearts and wed in 2017

FIERCELY private Rike, 28, gave up her job as a fashion sales manager to support the 30-year-old Dutch ace when he signed to Celtic in 2013.

The childhood sweethearts wed in 2017 and have kids Nila, eight, and Jadi, six.

Rute Cardoso – forward Diogo Jota

Rute Cardoso and Diogo Jota were childhood sweethearts

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Rute Cardoso and Diogo Jota were childhood sweethearts

CHILDHOOD sweethearts Rute, 26, and Diogo, 25, met at school in their native Portugal.

Rute seems to have settled well into life in the UK and even admitted to being a fan of Peaky Blinders.

The couple have a one-year-old son called Dinis.

Perrie Edwards – midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards have become one of the hottest showbiz couples

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards have become one of the hottest showbiz couples

THE Little Mix star and Alex, both 28, have become one of the hottest showbiz couples since they started dating in 2016.

They welcomed son, Axel, in August, and Perrie looked incredible on the girl band’s recent Confetti Tour.

Saffie Khan – midfielder Curtis Jones

Saffie Khan and Curtis Jones went Instagram official last year

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Saffie Khan and Curtis Jones went Instagram official last year

THE couple went Instagram official last year, but it is believed they have been dating since 2019.

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Saffie is signed to M Models Management and lives with Curtis, 21.

The 20-year-old often shares snaps of her lavish holidays with her 40K followers.

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