Champions League Final Tips and Predictions

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Summary

There are only two teams left in the biggest competition in all of Europe, and they go by the names of Real Madrid and Liverpool.

The stage is set in Paris, and these two teams will be battling it out for a chance at the most prestigious title in club football.

Whether or not you are a fan of either of these teams, there is so much to love about the game of football.

The Champions League group and knockout stages have taught us the greatness of the game, and the competition has never been higher.

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Background History (2018 Champions League Final)

These two teams have a firm history, especially in the stage of a Champions League Final.

In 2018, these same two teams made the championship and had a cracker of a match which ended in Real Madrid claiming the trophy.

In that game, Mohammed Salah was injured very early on after an injury to his arm from a tackle.

The Reds will be looking to gain revenge on the team that has done them dirty in the past, although Real Madrid do not have Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos at their disposal, this time around.

Both teams have made changes since then, and only time will tell how this match will go.

How Did They Get Here? - Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp and his men are possibly the most in-form team in the world at the moment, and they are nothing short of spectacular on the offensive side of the field.

After a very solid group stage with very little resistance, Liverpool knew they were going to have to upgrade their level in the playoff stage.

In the round of sixteen, Liverpool were faced with a tough draw in Inter Milan, but saw them through over two contested legs.

Disposing of the Italian champions, they were blessed with a draw against Benfica for the Quarterfinals.

Although Benfica tried their best, the goal scoring ability was not enough to contend with the Reds.

Finally, in the semi-finals we saw Liverpool draw a very underrated Villareal team, who were confident after their miracle against Bayern Munich.

Liverpool have been battle-tested throughout the Champions League, but not against the best of teams.

Still, there is nothing that seems to be stopping them at the moment, and they should feel their best after getting to the Champions League final, once again.

How Did They Get Here? - Real Madrid

There are two words that come to mind when you think about Real Madrid in its current iteration.

Those two words? Karim. Benzema.

The Star Frenchman striker has been tearing up teams for weeks and weeks and has finally allowed him to book a spot in the Champions League final.

After drawing Paris Saint Germain in the round of 16, Madrid looked to be in for a tough road to even progress.

However, they proved they were more than up to the task by dishing out a clinical performance in leg two that saw them through.

In the Quarter finals, Madrid had the pleasure of facing a Chelsea team that could beat anyone.

Although not in their best form, Chelsea proved to be a tough test and came back in leg two after a two goal deficit.

Once again, Karim Benzema proved to be the difference maker and helped Madrid to the semi-finals.

Finally, Madrid would face the most uphill task in all of football, a deficit against Manchester City.

Benzema came in with a clutch goal in extra time to seal the tie, and his teammate Rodrygo provided two injury time goals to push them to the championship.

Why Can Liverpool Win?

The Reds are the most deadly attacking team in the world at the moment, and that can be attributed to the play of any front three combination they set out in their lineup.

Whether that be Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Diogo Jota, or Luis Diaz, they have options that are capable of producing at the highest level, and immediately.

The pace and dribbling into dangerous areas make any of their forwards goal-scoring threats that need attention from defensive and midfield players.

When teams play Liverpool they are often suffocated by the sheer talent and quickness that their front three operate with. That isn’t to say they have no weaknesses, though.

Their backline can be exploited by great passing and timed runs. With such a high line, Liverpool have to defend on the backfoot most times, and that is where teams can strike.

Why Can Real Madrid Win?

The Los Blancos are on such a high after one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of the Champions League.

Like their opponents Liverpool, they have a history of coming back into matches where there should be no way out.

Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr have been a deadly duo in front of goal, and often set each other up for optimal chances.

Their game plan will be to counterattack and hold the ball up in midfield when Modric has time.

If Madrid can limit the amount of wing pressure from Liverpool, they have a great shot to do some damage to the former Champions.

Carlo Ancelotti is as experienced a manager as they come, and he will be strategizing a game plan in order to disrupt Liverpool’s flow.

What’s Going to Happen?

There are so many different ways both teams can win this game, but since it’s a final there is some room to assume there will be nerves and tactical changes made ahead of the occasion.

Liverpool have the best attacking front of both teams, but Madrid can pop off in crucial moments, as they have shown all season long.

Karim Benzema and Mohammed Salah are both Ballon D’or contenders, and have some mentality to prove to the other why they deserve the award this year.

Liverpool will be the aggressor throughout the match and will create more chances.

However, Real Madrid will gain chances through game flow and counterattack.

If we go through both teams’ methods of playing the game of football, Liverpool should win this matchup in a tight contest, gaining revenge from the 2018 Champions.

Final Score Prediction: Real Madrid 1 – Liverpool 3

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