It is no longer news that the UEFA champions league final will be holding on Saturday with Liverpool facing the Spanish giants Real Madrid. This is the first time in a long time that Liverpool will be getting to this stage in the champions league, the last been in 2007 when they lost to AC Milan.
The final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyski stadium in Kiev, Ukraine and it will be the first time the two team are meeting in the final since 1981. In this article, we have compiled a list of information and statistics for the match between the two teams.
About the teams
Liverpool is a team in England that has won the UEFA champions league five times (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984 and 2005). The English team faced the likes of Manchester City and Roma on their way to the final and they will have to face Real Madrid on their way to becoming champions.
They finished at the fourth position on their league table this season and their striker Mohammed Salah had such an incredible season that he is compared with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo, finishing with total goals of 32 goals in the English premier league. He certainly is one of the favorites to look out for on Saturday.
Real Madrid is a Spanish team who have won the champions a record number of 12 times. The teams won the cup 2 times in the last three years, winning it back to back 2016 and 2017. The team has the likes of Ronaldo who has won the Ballon d’Or five times and numerous other awards making him one of the greatest player in the history of football.
The team faced some of the toughest team in Europe on their way to the final (PSG, Juventus, Bayern Munich. The Portuguese will also have eyes on him at the final in Kiev.
UEFA champions league final Match information
The match will be played on 26th of May, 2018 at precisely 7:45 pm in Nigeria. The location of the match in Kiev in Ukraine. The match will be shown live on YouTube, and you can also watch it on BTSport.com. The match will most likely have in it the squad that traveled to Kiev today. The squads to be in the Saturday match has been announced by the two teams;
Liverpool squad For UEFA champions league final
Liverpool squad that left for Kiev and will most likely be the squad for the night are;
Karius, Clyne, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Firmino, Salah, Henderson, Klavan, Moreno, Mane, Lallana, Mignolet, Can, Robertson, Ings, Solanke, Phillips, Jones, Ward, Woodburn, Camacho, Alexander-Arnold.
The match will no doubt not be easy for the two sides as Ronaldo will be looking to claim his 6th Ballon d’Or while MO salah will be looking to win it for the first time.
Also, Liverpool will be gunning for the cup as they haven’t won it in a long time while Madrid will be looking to win it for the third time in four years. So with fingers crossed we anticipate one of the greatest matches in 2018, Real Madrid vs. Liverpool.