UEFA Champions League final: Liverpool vs Real Madrid

UEFA Champions League final: Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid is set to take on Liverpool on CBS and Paramount+ after both teams advanced from the semifinals. Those results set up a a meeting between two of the most successful clubs in the competition’s history. Real have a record 13 Champions League titles while Liverpool are tied for third most with six. If Liverpool win their seventh they’ll match AC Milan for second most all time.

When is the UEFA Champions League final?

The match will take place on May 28 2022 with kickoff set for 3 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. local time.

Where is the UEFA Champions League final taking place?

The match will take place at the iconic Stade de France in SaintDenis France just outside of Paris. UEFA decided to relocate the final after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. UEFA also eliminated Russian clubs from UEFA competitions and removed the nation’s national team from World Cup qualifying.

How can I watch the UEFA Champions League final on TV or live stream?

Kylian Mbappe has made his decision. As for City Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland remains a key target and both players could transform the pair’s attacking units. Ferland Mendy also showed his worth with a superb late block as Thibaut Courtois exceled.

Where both sides can undeniably upgrade is in attack with Real in need of a succession plan of the highest quality for when Karim Benzema succumbs to age with Vinicius already a highquality part to pair with. Rodrygo also showed his quality with two quickfire goals to save Los Blancos.

City were out for a striker last summer and wanted Harry Kane at all costs before having to settle for Jack Grealish. The former Aston Villa man has had a tough introduction to Champions League life and the absence of a pure predatory finisher has arguably contributed to Guardiola’s latest setback.

Should Real succeed in landing Mbappe and City add Haaland to their ranks the two standout young attacking talents in the game could shape the future of continental competition with both clubs likely to continue to play influential roles in the competition.

The Spanish giants arguably risk dropping off soonest given the number of over30 players in their ranks such as Benzema Modric Kroos as well as undesirables like Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale who have played little to no role in this successful run to Paris.

However City must now find a replacement for Fernandinho while Kevin De Bruyne has hit 30 and Ilkay Gundogan is increasingly fragile.

Despite the way this semifinal tie ultimately went there is less of a need for the Premier League outfit to rip everything up and start again while surely this is Carlo Ancelotti squeezing the last drops out of a remarkable Real vintage of star talent.

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