The final match of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Liverpool

The final match of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Liverpool
    The final match of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Liverpool
    The final match of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Liverpool, Real Madrid - Liverpool, Saturday, May 26, 21:45. Kiev, the Olympic. Arbitrator - Milorad Mazhic

    The main match of the European club season will meet teams that have a lot in common. First of all, this refers to the counter-attacking style of the game, in which both the Madrid and the Merseyside had no equal in this draw of the Champions League. It is this kind of football that allowed both teams to overcome their rivals and reach the final of the tournament, because their full-time opposition promises to be spectacular and rich in goals.

    The current Real and Liverpool are related not only advantages, but also common shortcomings. Both teams have quite serious problems in defense, as well as in a positional game against a well defended opponent. Much in common can be found between the goalkeepers "Blancos" and "Reds" - that Keilor Navas, that Loris Carius can both pull out the dead ball and help out his team, and fail on the level ground, allowing a productive error.

    The Champions League final is definitely not the match in which all 90 minutes is expected from the opponents of the game on the oncoming courses. Obviously, some stretches of Real Madrid and Liverpool will be held without the center of the field, alternately running away in counter-attacks, but do not expect that this will look like the whole match. When such a prestigious title is at stake, each of the rivals will try to act as carefully as possible and benefit from the mistakes of the opponent - it is here that tactical decisions that will be offered to each other by Zinedine Zidane and Jürgen Klopp will play a huge role.
    The final match of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Liverpool

    It is worth noting and the similarity of the two team mentors, because both the Frenchman and the German are primarily crazy motivators, but in no way skilful strategists. Nevertheless, Zidane will have to solve the problem on the left flank of the defense, where this season does not shine with the reliability of Marcelo. In a duel against Liverpool, the Brazilian will have to play against Salah, and the fact that the Madrid's lateral will be able to stop the Egyptian who has taken the crazy form is believed with great difficulty. Naturally, Zidane understands this, so it's interesting how the Frenchman is going to prevent the failure in the zone.

    Clopp and Cristiano Ronaldo have similar problems. The Portuguese is able to deliver a headache to any coach and any team. Ronaldo could not be defeated by such titans of defensive football as Atletico Madrid and Juventus, which is to say about Liverpool with the unstable Lovran in the center of defense and insanely talented, but not comparable to the experience with Cristiano Alexander-Arnold on the right flank. Therefore, the task before Jurgen is very difficult, but it is necessary to find ways to neutralize the Portuguese.

    Despite such a bright star in the person of Ronaldo and Salah, not only they will decide the outcome of this confrontation. Much will depend on the middle line of the teams, where Real Madrid has a significant advantage over the star names. With all due respect to Milner and Henderson, Kroos and Modric look much preferable against their background, because, most likely, the ball under its control will take it Real Madrid, to which Liverpool will not particularly resist. As it has been repeatedly mentioned, the elements of Klopp's team are counterattacks, therefore the initiative of the Madids, who this season have certain problems with breaking well-built defensive systems, can turn against them. At the same time, having completely given the ball to the opponent, Liverpool risks being crushed, because here it is necessary to find a certain balance in the "red".
    The final match of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Liverpool

    Great value will have the first goal in the match. Those who score it will have the opportunity to go to their favorite counter-attack game, having punished the opponent who has to go ahead. Thus, the beginning of the match promises to be very cautious in the performance of both teams, while a goal scored in any of the gates can open the game and give the fans extravaganza of goals scored.


    Before the Champions League final, Real Madrid has absolutely no personnel losses. All the best players in the ranks - Zinedine Zidane can count on any player who is currently in the team. Nevertheless, some doubts about the choice of the starting lineup for the game are still present. In the last matches of Madrid in the Example, it looked very boring Bale, who at the stage of the playoffs was used primarily as a backup player. A month ago, no one could have guessed that Gareth would claim a place in the first team in the final match of the Champions League, but today it is so. However, the doubt is caused by the game form of Isko and Benzema. The Spaniard in recent games looked very unstable, showing football from gorgeous to terrible, and a Frenchman, notorious for his poor performance, this season "outperforms" himself in this regard.

    Thus, if the composition of the defensive line of Real is not in doubt, as is the presence on the field of Kazemiro, Modric and Kroos, the aforementioned trio can be used by Zidane in different ways. It is expected that the coach of Real will duplicate last year's victorious composition against Juventus, but the options with the sacrifice of Isco and the release in the starting line-up of the BBC, as well as the release of Bail's attack instead of Benzema in a couple of Cristiano Ronaldo is also quite possible.
    The final match of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Liverpool

    As for Liverpool, the "reds" have some personnel problems. In the infirmary continue to remain Matip, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gomez, but Gian and Milner managed to recover to the finale.

    Approximate compositions:

    Real: Navas - Carvajal, Varan, Ramos, Marcelo - Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco - Benzema, Ronaldo

    Liverpool: Carius - Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dyck, Robertson - Weynaldum, Henderson, Milner - Salah, Firmino, Manet

    Will not play: Matip, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gomez (all Liverpool)


    Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo - 15

    Liverpool: Mohammed Salah - 10, Roberto Firmino - 10

    Interesting Facts:

    - Real and Liverpool already met in the final of the Champions League in 1981 in Paris (at that time another European Cup). Then the victory with the score 1: 0 was obtained by the Merseyside.

    - In the last 9 matches with Real Madrid, an average of over 2.5 goals per game was scored. At the same time more than 2.5 goals per game was scored in the last 9 of Liverpool's 10 matches (Champions League).

    - Liverpool scored at least twice in 9 of the last 10 matches (Champions League).

    - Real Madrid scored at least twice in 7 of the last 8 matches (Champions League).
    The final match of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Liverpool

    The trainers say:

    Zinedine Zidane: We also strive for success, as always. Ask anyone - and no one will say that we are less hungry because we win. We are Real Madrid, and that says it all. We always strive for more, and for this we give all our strength.

    Liverpool spent an excellent season, and it can create problems for any team. However, we have studied it too well, so that we could be surprised by something. I think Liverpool can say the same about us.

    Jürgen Klopp: Real is the current champion, he won the tournament twice in a row. Real Madrid has made great strides under the leadership of Zinedine Zidane. He is one of the top five players of all time. I'm very glad that we do not play against each other - that I do not need to patronize him or something like that. Fortunately, I can send players instead of myself. The only meeting with Zidane is already awesome. I admired him as a player and respect him as a colleague. He did an incredible job in Real Madrid. Outstanding. But we are going to Kiev not to change with t-shirts.
    Wael Elyamani
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