Liverpool, the six-time UEFA Champions League winners, will face Real Madrid, the all-time most title winners, in today’s UCL final at “park De Princess” in the French capital Paris.
The two teams meet in the UCL finals for the third time, following Liverpool’s 1981 victory and Real Madrid’s revenge in 2018.
Liverpool and Real Madrid have played eight times in competitive matches, with the Reds winning three times, including the 1981 Champions League final in Paris. Real Madrid has four wins with the 2018 UCL final included and a tie so far. Real Madrid has emerged winners in their recent 3 meetings from 2018 to the last which ended 3-1 in their favor in 2021.
Liverpool is arguably in better form than Real Madrid at the moment. Liverpool has 28 victories, eight draws, and two defeats and outscoring their opponents 94-26 in 38 matches in all competitions since the 2021/2022 season began As against Real Madrid’s 26 wins, eight draws, and four defeats with 80-31 goals outscored against their opponents in 38 games this season.
After twelve games played in this season’s edition of the Uefa Champions League, the Los Blancos(Real Madrid) have won 8 matches with 28 goals and have conceded 14 goals so far, whereas Liverpool on the other hand has gained a victory ten(10) matches with 30 goals scored and 13 goals conceded.
As evidenced by the World Cup tournaments in Brazil 2014, Russia 2018, Korea-Japan 2002, and France 1998, Real Madrid has always won the UEFA Champions League finals held during World Cup years.
Liverpool also has a hand up as far as UEFA Champions League finals played in Paris are concerned with evidence of 1981 final in France.
Both teams are adept at springing surprises in UCL finals. Real Madrid beat Athletico Madrid 4-1 in extra time after the match, which took place on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, nearly ended 1-0 in favor of Athletico Madrid.
During the 2005 Champions League final, Liverpool fell behind 3-0 to an all-star AC Milan squad. But, due to an incredible second-half comeback led by Steven Gerrard, Liverpool won the European Cup for the fifth time in their history.