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The UEFA Champions League semi-finals are done and dusted. We are down to the big Final of the UCL season 2021-2022. The UCL 2021-2022 Final will feature Real Madrid vs Liverpool.

Real Madrid and Liverpool have made their way through to Paris for playing the Champions League Final 2022. Here we have everything about Real Madrid vs. Liverpool, date, time, venue, and prediction.

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Let’s check out when and where the UCL Final 2022 is between Real Madrid and Liverpool, and who will win the UCL Final.

Basic

  • Competition: UEFA Champions League 2021-2022 Final
  • Date: Saturday, 28 May 2022
  • Kickoff Time: 7:00 pm GMT, 3:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm BST
  • Venue: Stade de France, Paris (Capacity 80,698)

When and Where is the UCL Final?

The UCL Final 2021-2022 will be held on Saturday, 28 May 2022 at Stade de France, Paris. The kickoff time for the big event is 7:00 pm GMT, which is 3:00 ET, and 8:00 pm BST.

Real Madrid and Liverpool are set to play in the UCL 2021-2022 final. The La Liga outfit Real Madrid will hit the ground to lift their 14th UCL trophy. On the other hand, Liverpool will seek their 7th UCL trophy.

Real Madrid vs. Liverpool Preview

Real Madrid and Liverpool, the UCL finalists of the 2017-2018 season, will go head-to-head for another final this season. The Whites will look forward to extending their record by winning their 14th trophy while Liverpool will seek revenge for their previous defeat.

Real Madrid

The most successful team in the history of the UCL, 13 time UCL winners, Real Madrid are in yet another Final.

The word ‘Miracle’ has been the headlines of Real Madrid this season in the UCL. They have pulled incredible comebacks against PSG, Chelsea, and Man City to reach the Final.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men beat Man City by 6-5 goals in the semi-finals, which will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the UCL. After losing the away leg by 4-3 goals, Real Madrid hosted the second leg at Santiago Bernabeu. But the home team couldn’t find the back of the net before the Citizens. In the 73rd minute, Riyad Mahrez’s left foot rocket beat Courtois, giving Man City a juicy lead of 3-5 goals on aggregate, 0-1 in the night.

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Real Madrid seemed to be buried already in the 89th minute when only a minute of regulation time left and they were trailing by 2 goals. Then the whites did what was unthinkable! Rodrygo scored 2 goals in two minutes and pulled Real Madrid out of the grave, making it 5-5 on aggregate.

The match went into extra time. A Ruben Dias tackle on Benzema went all wrong inside the box 5 minutes into extra time. Karim Benzema, the UCL top scorer this season, made no mistake to convert the penalty to make it 3-1 goals in the night, winning the match by 6-5 goals on aggregate.

In the Round of 16, Benzema scored a hat-trick in the second leg against PSG, coming back from 0-2 goals down to win it by 3-2 goals. Again, in the Quarter-Finals against Chelsea, they came back from 3-4 goals down to win it by 5-4 goals in extra time.

Real Madrid, already won the La Liga title this season, will go all guns blazing against Liverpool in the UCL Final. With an incredibly in-form Karim Benzema, Vini Jr. and the young gun Rodrygo in the side, Real Madrid are sure to put up a mouth-watering battle against the mighty Liverpool.

Liverpool

Juergen Klopp’s men are in their 3rd UCL final in 5 seasons and will play Real Madrid once again. Hence, revenge is on their plate for the 1-3 goals defeat against Real Madrid in the 2017-2018 UCL final.

Liverpool beat Inter Milan by 2-1 goals on aggregate in the Round of 16, Benfica by 6-4 in the quarter-finals, and Villarreal by 5-2 goals in the semi-finals on their way to the Final.

Liverpool hosted the first leg against Villarreal at Anfield. They beat Villarreal by 2-0 goals, thanks to a Sadio Mane goal and an own goal by Villarreal. They visited Estadio de la Ceramica to play the second leg against Villarreal.

The Yellow Submarines struck the English ship two times inside the first half of the second leg, making it 2-2 on aggregate. In the second half, Liverpool fought back hard and Fabinho, Luis Diaz, and Sadio Mane scored a goal each, making it 2-3 goals in the night, winning the semi-final by 2-5 goals on aggregate.

The Merseyside Reds are having a dream season both in domestic and European competitions. They are up for grabbing the quadruple this season. Already have the EFL Carabao cup, they are in the finals of the FA cup and UCL, and are running hot for the EPL title.

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With the magnificent new signing Luis Diaz in the team, along with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, the Reds are well up for revenge to grab their 7th UCL trophy.

Head to Head, Stats, Numbers

Real Madrid and Liverpool went head to head in the UCL Final season 2017-2018. That was the first UCL final for Liverpool since 2007, and the 3rd in a row for Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants beat Liverpool by 3-1 goals in Kyiv in the UCL final 2017-2018 that had everything in it. We witnessed Mohamed Salah’s tearful departure in the first half due to a knock by Sergio Ramos, Loris Karius’ deadly mistakes at the goal, Karim Benzema’s opening goal, Sadio Mane’s equaliser, and Gareth Bale’s brace with an incredible overhead kick.

Real Madrid claimed three UCL trophies in a row by beating Liverpool in the UCL final in Kyiv. That was their 4th trophy in 5 seasons.

The UCL Final 2021-2022 in Paris will be Liverpool’s 3rd final appearance in 5 seasons including Kyiv. It will be Real Madrid’s first final appearance since Kyiv.

Head to head in the UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Wins 4, Liverpool Wins 3, and Draw 1

Real Madrid have scored 10 goals in total in the UCL against Liverpool’s 8 goals

Karim Benzema is the top goal scorer in the UCL season 2021-2022 with 15 goals

Benzema has scored 10 goals in the UCL knockout stages this season, which is the joint most with Cristiano Ronaldo’s 10 goals in the 2016-2017 season

Benzema is the 4th all time top scorer in the history of the UCL with 84 goals

Karim Benzema is at the 3rd spot in the list of most UCL goals in a single season with 15 goals in this season, behind Ronaldo’s 16 goals in 2015-2016, and 17 goals in 2013-2014

Mohamed Salah is the all time top goal scorer in the UCL for Liverpool with 38 goals

Mohamed Salah has scored 8 goals in the UCL this season, the most for Liverpool

Real Madrid have won this competition last in 2017-2018 season, beating Liverpool by 3-1 goals

Liverpool have won this competition last in 2018-2019 season, beating Tottenham by 2-0 goals

Key Players

Karim Benzema, the top scorer in the UCL this season with 15 goals, will be the most crucial man for Real Madrid in the Final. He has scored 10 goals in the knockout stages, second leg hat-trick against PSG in the Round of 16, first leg hat-trick and the winner in the second leg against Chelsea in the quarter-finals, a brace in the first leg and the winner in the second leg against Man City in the semi-finals.

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Vinicus Junior could be a great threat for Liverpool up the left flank. He has been a dangerous runner into the box. This Brazilian ace winger is the joint top assist provider in the UCL this season with 6 assits.

The Brazilian young gun Rodrygo has been the hero of the comeback for Real Madrid in both quarter-finals and semi-finals. He scored the 4-4 equaliser on aggregate in the 80th minute against Chelsea and 2 goals in the 90th and 91st minute to send the match into extra time against Man City. Everyone’s eyes will be on him for another miracle.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Luis Diaz have been the star men in the attack for Liverpool. The Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has scored 8 goals for Liverpool in the UCL this season. Sadio Mane have scored in both legs in the semi-final against Villarreal. Trent Alexander-Arnold can be crucial right full-back for Liverpool against Real Madrid. He has 3 assists in the UCL this season.

Who will Win the UCL Final 2021-2022?

Real Madrid and Liverpool are set to play the UCL Final 2021-2022 in Paris on 28 May.

Both the teams are in their best shape lately and have been doing wonders in both domestic and European competitions. Liverpool are on the verge of winning quadruple (4 trophies in a single season), and Real Madird have already won the La Liga title this season.

The Reds are in the final defeating Inter Milan, Benfica, and Villarreal on the way. On the other hand, Real Madrid have defeated PSG, Chelsea, and Man City on the way by pulling incredible comebacks.

Liverpool have not faced a stronger team like Real Madrid while Real Madrid have not faced an organised team like Liverpool in the UCL this season. With the insanely in-form Karim Benzema against the high-flying Liverpool squad, the UCL Final in Paris will sure to feature a mouth-watering battle.

Our experts predict that Liverpool should compelete their revenge by defeating Real Madrid in the UCL 2021-2022 final. There may not be any more come back from the grave for Real Madrid in Paris against Liverpool in the UCL Final.

  • Score Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Real Madrid

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