Today, the season of European football will be officially closed. This will happen with the game between Liverpool and Real Madrid. The two giants face off in a spectacular Champions League final. The English club, led by Jurgen Klopp, is the favorite for the trophy, but Carlo Ancelotti and Karim Benzema are certainly not of this opinion. In the end, the mathematical odds are absolutely equal, and what will happen at the Stade de France remains to be seen.
The comparison between the two clubs is serious. Real Madrid is the ruler of the Champions League with thirteen trophies and only three lost finals. Carlo Ancelotti will pursue a fourth victory in the race as a manager, which will mean a double for the “Royal Club” after the title in La Liga. A victory for Liverpool today will mean the second trophy of the tournament for Jurgen Klopp and the seventh overall for the Merseysiders. Luck turned its back on Liverpool in the final minutes of the English Premier League season, but before that the team won two trophies from the League Cup and the FA Cup.
Liverpool reached the final clash relatively easily and absolutely deservedly. In the elimination phase, the Merseysiders eliminated Inter, Benfica and Villarreal with four wins, a draw and a loss. There was drama in the semi-final with the Yellow Submarine, when the result after three halves was 2: 2, but Liverpool was definitely the better team after the break in Spain and scored three unanswered goals.
If Real Madrid congratulates themselves with the Champions League trophy, then this season may be recorded as the most magical in the history of the competition. The Whites made a phenomenal turnaround in the spring, with Karim Benzema and the audience at the Santiago Bernabeu playing a key role. Real played better than PSG in just one half, but went ahead with a total score of 3: 2. The Whites were no better against Chelsea, but qualified after extra time. Manchester City deserved convincing success in England and felt like a finalist until the added time of the rematch, but the miracle happened.
A football spectacle is coming up, in which it is not serious for one of the two teams to be the favorite. Looking at the rivalry, Real Madrid has not lost and won in four of its last five games. One of them was the final of the Champions League in Kyiv in 2018, which was won 3: 1. Luck seems to be on the side of the Spanish grandmaster this season in the Champions League and maybe it will be the same in the final. Karim Benzema is a great leader and goal scorer, and Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti seem destined to triumph in this race.