Liverpool will play Real Madrid in the Champions League Final at Stade de France on May 29.
After 10 months and 26 qualifiers, it’s down to 2 teams.
On Sunday May 29 at 5am, Liverpool will play for their 7th Champions League title. While arguably the most successful club in football history, Real Madrid will aim for their 14th.
Real Madrid took the hard road to the final, dropping several games but scraping through on aggregate. Conversely, Liverpool breezed through the qualifying stages with only one loss to Inter (0-1).
Who: Liverpool v Real Madrid
Where: Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris, France
When: 5am on Sunday, May 29
How to watch: Stan Sport
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Liverpool defeated Villarreal in their semi-final and looked certain to face Man City in Paris when Riyad Mahrez put them 5-3 up on aggregate over Real Madrid.
However, Real Madrid rallied late, scored 3 goals, and stole victory from the jaws of defeat to win 6-5 on aggregate, and advance to the final.
Liverpool look the more settled team, and their road to the final has been less chaotic than Real Madrid’s.
In fact, Liverpool won all 6 group games, which has never been acheived by an English Premier League team. And it was a tough group! The only time Liverpool looked vulnerable was when Villarreal leveled the semi-final aggregate score at 2-2, and even then, they bounced back to win the game 3-2 and the series 5-2.
Real Madrid will start as the underdogs, but they have the superstar players to get the job done incl. Vini Jr, Marcelo and Modric.
Plus, Real Madrid have Karim Benzema. The French Striker’s extra-time penalty kick versus Man City took him to 10 goals, leveling the competition’s knockout round record set by Ronaldo in 2016-17.
Also, Real Madrid defeated last year’s Champions League champions, Chelsea, in the Quarter-final, so their credentials are sound.
|Round of 16 (Leg 1)||W v Inter 2-0||L v PSG 0-1|
|Round of 16 (Leg 2)||L v Inter 0-1||W v PSG 3-1|
|Quarter-final (Leg 1)||W v Benfica 3-1||W v Chelsea 3-1|
|Quarter-final (Leg 2)||D v Benfica 3-3||L v Chelsea 2-3|
|Semi-final (Leg 1)||W v Villarreal 2-0||L v Man City 3-4|
|Semi-final (Leg 2)||W v Villarreal 3-2||W v Man City 3-1|
Their form is almost impeccable, and Jurgen’s men are playing for history.
Having already won the EFL Cup (Carabao Cup), Liverpool only trail Man City in the Premier League title race and have FA Cup and Champions League finals to come.
6 games remain for Liverpool in 2021-22 to become the 1st team to win all 4 titles in the same year.
In Australia, you can watch the fight via Stan Sport. Unfortunately, SBS lost the rights to broadcast CL games, so you’ll need to sign up to Stan Sport to watch the Champions League Final on May 29.