Jurgen Klopp’s well-oiled Liverpool were denied the English Premier League title by Manchester City last matchday but the Reds could still end the season
with triple. All they have to do now is win the UEFA Champions League final on May 29 (India time) in Paris. And standing in their way is the most successful side of the tournament, Real Madrid. Don’t miss the UCL final Liverpool vs Real Madrid. The game will be broadcast live. (More football news)
In a sensational season, Liverpool have already won the League Cup and the FA Cup and finished second in the Premier League by a point. A win against Real Madrid will complete a treble, which is still a massive achievement even for a club steeped in history. Liverpool are six-time continental champions, the last of which was under Klopp in the 2018/19 season.
Real Madrid is European royalty in every sense. The club’s emblem itself is adorned with a crown on its coat of arms, with the blessing of King Alfonso XIII. himself in 1920. The name “Real” itself means royal. Add 13 Champions League titles to their roster and it’s going to be truly royal. And in Carlo Ancelotti they have the boss himself – probably the most successful coach in club football.
Sunday’s final at the Stade de France, originally set to take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, will be a third final clash between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Liverpool won in 1980/81 (1-0 in Paris), while Real Madrid won in 2017/18 (3-1 in Kyiv).
Mohamed Salah has already admitted Liverpool have an “unfinished business” against Real Madrid. An injured Salah left the field in tears four years ago after being challenged by then-Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. As well as the Egyptian, the game will also see some of the best talent in world football.
But the clash is much more than the players and their goals. It will be a meeting between two different coaches. Jürgen Klopp’s so-called “heavy metal football”, accentuated by his own touchline theatrics, is a far cry from Carlo Ancelotti’s seemingly carefree approach.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid UCL Final – Match details and broadcast
Date and Time: Liverpool vs Real Madrid Kick-off time in India is 00:30 IST on 29 May (Sunday)/21:00 local time (CEST).
TV channels and streaming platforms: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League Final will be streamed live on Sony Ten 2 (English), Sony Ten 3 (Hindi), Sony Ten 4 (Tamil and Telegu).
Live Streaming Liverpool v Real Madrid UCL Final will be available on SonyLiv and Jio TV.
For a global TV listing, click HERE.
head to head
Real Madrid lead Liverpool 4-3 in a head-to-head race, with one game ending in a draw. Real Madrid have scored 10 goals against Liverpool’s 8 in their last eight games.
In their last meeting (2020-21 Champions League quarter-finals), the second leg ended 0-0 as Real Madrid secured a 3-1 win on aggregate.
Likely playing XIs:
Liverpool: Alisson Ramses Becker; Andrew Henry Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Job Joel Andre Matip, Trent John Alexander-Arnold; Jordan Brian Henderson, Fabio Henrique Tavares (Fabinho), Naby Laye Keita; Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly, Sadio Mane, Luis Fernando Diaz Marulanda.
real Madrid: Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois; Daniel “Dani” Carvajal Ramos, Eder Gabriel Militao, David Olatukunbo Alaba, Ferland Sinna Mendy; Carlos Henrique Casimiro, Toni Kroos; Federico Santiago Valverde Dipetta, Luka Modric, Vinicius Jose Paixao de Oliveira Junior; Karim Mostafa Benzema.