The European club season has been winding down for the past couple of weeks, and it all comes to a triumphant close on Saturday with the Champions League final.
Liverpool may have missed out on the quadruple when City came back and secured the Premier League title in dramatic fashion, but they can achieve a treble with a win over Real Madrid in Paris on Saturday. These teams faced off in the 2018 final where Madrid prevailed 3-1 to win their 13th UCL trophy. The Reds come into the match looking to exact a bit of revenge for that match in which Mohamed Salah was injured and withdrawn in the first half following a heavy challenge from Sergio Ramos. After Liverpool booked their spot, Salah was asked who he’d rather face his response was, “Yeah, I want to play Madrid.”
Los Blancos come into the match looking almost destined to take their 14th title. Dramatic, come-from-behind victories in every round of the knockout stages led them to this match. Karim Benzema has proven the catalyst in their run, scoring 15 goals in the competition this year including some crucial late heroics from the 34-year-old. Madrid won the La Liga title with a couple weeks to spare, so they have been able to focus on this competition and prepare for Liverpool’s all out style without much distraction.
It’s a finely poised final, with two giants of Europe out to prove their dominance. It’s a tough one to call, so make sure you tune in at 3:00EST on Saturday to see how it plays out. Don’t forget to stop by your local Soccer Post and get your gear for the game - ask us about customization and show your support!