The whole football world will be turned to Paris where Liverpool and Real Madrid will face each other in this year’s UEFA Champions League Final at Stade de France on May 28, 2022.
- Real Madrid vs Liverpool
- UEFA Champions League Final
- Date – 28/5/2022
- Starting time – 9 PM local time
- Venue: Stade de France, Paris, France
Liverpool Stats & Form
Liverpool failed one point short in the race for the Premier League crown but will have a chance to win the biggest European trophy when they face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final.
Liverpool won all six games in Group B against Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan becoming the sixth team in the Champions League history to win all games in the group stage.
Next in line was Inter who won 1-0 on Anfield in the second leg but that wasn’t enough for the Italians as the Reds won 2-0 in Milano in the first leg.
Benfica also avoided a loss in the second leg playing 3-3 on Anfield but the Reds took care of business in the first leg with a 3-1 win.
Liverpool played the first match at home in the semifinals as well, defeating Villarreal 2-0. The Spanish team managed to score two early goals in the second match but the Reds turned up the pace and score three unanswered goals to win 3-2 and advance to the final.
Liverpool possible lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keïta; Salah, Mané, Luis Díaz
Real Madrid Stats & Form
Real Madrid has won its 35th Spanish title and now they are heading towards their 14th title for the best European team.
The last time they won the Champions League was in 2018 which was their third consecutive title and now will have a chance to get back on the throne after four years.
Real Madrid won Group D with 15 points losing only to Sheriff Tiraspol at home. They won the remaining five games in the group against Inter, Shakhtar Donetsk and the Moldovan champion.
The Round of 16 brought Madrid’s first miracle this season as they lost 1-0 on the road against PSG and conceded the first goal in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. Then, Karim Benzema took the stage scoring a hat-trick in the last 30 minutes to send Real to the final 8.
The defending champion Chelsea was there. Real Madrid won 3-1 in the first leg in London and it seemed like the job is done but Chelsea didn’t give up and took a 3-0 lead in Madrid. Rodrygo scored ten minutes from the final whistle to send the game into extra-time where Karim Benzema was the savior once again scoring the goal that gave Real a spot in the semifinals.
And there came the real miracle against the Premier League champion Manchester City. The Citizens won 4-3 at home and took a late 1-0 lead in Madrid. When everybody thought that the game is finished, Rodrygo scored twice in the stoppage time to send the game to the extra-time. And there, who else but Karim Benzema was the hero, scoring a penalty kick to book the ticket for the final.
Real Madrid possible lineup: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Real Madrid News
David Alaba is questionable for the final game.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head Stats
Real Madrid and Liverpool have played each other 8 times before. Real Madrid has won 4 times, Liverpool 3 and one game has ended up in a draw.
Four of the eight games between these two teams have seen no more than one goal.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Betting Odds
Liverpool is a slight favourite going into this game with the odds for their win being at 103 while the odds for Real Madrid’s victory are at 250. The draw is set at 262.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -141 to go over and 112 for under.
Real Madrid’s road to the UEFA Champions League Final has been epic and if they manage to win the trophy that will be one of the most amazing football stories ever. But that task will be very difficult as Liverpool will be on the other side. The Reds failed to win the Premier League title and will be extra hungry in Paris on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s team has played brilliantly in the second part of the season and will show their brilliance in the finals against Real. Liverpool is the better team at the moment and will be able to score an extra goal against Real whose offence mainly depends on Karim Benzema. It will be a tough and interesting battle with the Reds winning in the end.