The biggest game of the season is almost here! The UEFA Champions League Final is a festival, its a celebration of football at the highest level and Football fans all around the world are in for a spectacle in Kiev on the 26th of May. So why don’t we take a closer look at the Finalists
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Head to Head
Something for the Merseyside Reds to take pride in! Liverpool has a better Head to Head record with Real, the two sides have met five times in European Cup competitions with Liverpool winning Three times, including a victory in the final way back in 1981, Which Co-incidently was the last time Real Madrid lost a Champions League Final.
‘Attack is the best form of defense’ What do the 2 attacks look like
Liverpool- 40 Champions League Goals ( Salah 10, Firmino 10, Mane 9, Others 11)
Real Madrid- 30 Champions League Goals ( Ronaldo 15, Benzema 4, Bale 1, Others 10)
Salah, Firmino, and Mane have been a force to be reckoned with, 127 goals between them in all competitions and Real Madrid in comparison have a mere 91 goals this season.
Salah and Ronaldo would be the danger men for their sides and consider both defenses have leaked goals in the latter stages of the competition, we’re in for a goal fest!
Record In European Cup Finals: History’s on who’s side?
Liverpool has made seven Appearances in European Cup Finals and have won 5 and lost 2 with their Most recent success coming in 2005, a famous night in Istanbul where they came back from a 3-0 deficit at half-time to draw 3-3 and win on penalties.
Real Madrid has made 15 appearances in European Cup Finals and has won a record 12 times, more than any other team. Real Madrid is defending Champions, beating Juventus last year with a thumping 4-1 scoreline.
Record in major Cup Finals: Klopp vs Zidane
Klopp: In six appearances in major Finals Klopp has emerged victorious only once, in a German Cup final in 2012.
Zidane: In six appearances in major Finals Zidane has a 100% win record, 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, 2 FIFA Club World Cups and 2 UEFA Super Cups.
Mind boggling Co-Incidence
The last time these two teams met in a final in 1981, Liverpool won 1-0. There were a lot of recurring events in 1981 that have taken place in 2018 as well.
|Royal Wedding in England||Royal Wedding in England|
|A Manchester Club ( Man City ) lost in an FA Cup Final to a London Club ( Tottenham )||A Manchester Club ( Man United ) lost in an FA Cup Final to a London Club ( Chelsea )|
|Eintracht Frankfurt won the DFB Pokal in Germany||Eintracht Frankfurt won the DFB Pokal in Germany|
|Real Madrid lost to Liverpool in a UEFA Champions League, 1-0.||Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League Final.|
Co-incidence…….. I THINK NOT.