Liverpool and Real Madrid meet for the third time in the final

Liverpool and Real Madrid meet for the third time in the final

Liverpool and Real Madrid will meet for the third time in a European Cup/Champions League final, after knocking out Villarreal and Manchester City in the semi-finals respectively.

The ‘Reds’ and the Whites competed for the title in Paris in 1981 and in Kiev in 2018. The first time, the England team won 1-0 and the Spanish team returned the coin 3-1 the second time.

On May 27, 1981, an 82nd minute goal by Alan Kennedy unbalanced the final in favor of the men led by Bob Paisley against the so-called Real Madrid of the Garcias, coached by Yugoslavian Vujadin Boskov.

And on May 26, 2018, at the Olympics in Kiev, Frenchman Zinedine Zidane’s team won its third consecutive title and thirteenth in its history, with a 3-1 win over the block led by German Jurgen Klopp.

The disastrous performance of German goalkeeper Loris Karius, the early injury of Egyptian Mohamed Salah and the foreseeable exit to the field by Welshman Gareth Bale, author of an unbalanced double, confirmed Real Madrid’s victory.

On May 28, they meet again in Paris, but this time at the Stade de France, in Saint Denis. There will be a tie-break in their specific encounters in the final of the maximum continental competition.

It will be the seventeenth final for the king of the tournament. Real Madrid is the team with the most titles, having won 13 in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. It also lost the deciding game in 1962, 1964 and 1981.

It will be their tenth final for Liverpool after winning in 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005 and 2019 and losing in 1985, 2007 and 2018.

Source: El heraldo