Liverpool have proved themselves as quick-starters in this Champions League campaign scoring first in ten out of their fourteen ties.
There's a sense that if the Reds are to leave Kiev with their sixth Champions League title in tow they will again need to discover this hare-like pace.
The first goal in Champions League finals has unsurprisingly proved crucial since the tournament's birth in 1956 - and in eight of the last ten tournaments the first goal has been scored by a player of the winning team.
Certain finals in Barcelona and Istanbul prove, however,Â that the first goal is by no means a death knell for the opposing team.
Take our quiz on players who got the scoreboard rolling in Champions League finals ahead of Liverpool's battle with 12-time winners Real Madrid.