Real Madrid – Liverpool, Champions League, final, May 26
Liverpool will play against Real Madrid in the final of the main European football tournament on May 26 at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.
The Reds, who have won the European Cup five times, defeated Roma in the semi-finals to face holders Real Madrid in the final.
Real were stronger than Bayern Munich in the semifinals and aim to win the Champions League for the third time in a row.
Real and Liverpool are among most titled teams in the history of the Champions League. Real won the tournament 12 times, Liverpool – 5 – the best result among the English teams.
Liverpool last played in the finals in 2007, while for Real – this is the 4th final in the last 5 years. The head coach of the English team Jurgen Klopp complained about the lack of experience and stressed that the Spanish can be defeated at the expense of greater desire and dedication.
Liverpool’s brilliant attacking style brought the team impressive victories over Manchester City and Roma in the previous stages of the tournament, and Klopp is confident that it would be unwise to change their strategy now.
In turn, Real head coach Zinedine Zidane said that his team are as thirsty as ever to win the elite title, refuting allegations that the Royal Club lost motivation.
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