The Champions League final in Kyiv: comparison

Liverpool for the first time in 11 years, will play in the final of the most prestigious club tournament of Europe where it will compete with the most titled team in the Champions League – real Madrid. On account of “Galacticos” three of the last four Champions League titles.

Is a comparison of participants in the Kiev final.

The finals of the Champions League/KETCH All finalsWinsLesionsLiverpool752Real15123

One of his defeats “cream” suffered in the final of the European Cup in 1981, it is the Liverpool. Then, at the Parc des princes in Paris, it was decided by a single goal by Alan Kennedy at the last meeting.

The “Reds” want to remember the legendary match in Istanbul when the team of Rafael Benitez, second during the match with the score 0:3, managed to make a comeback and snatch the cherished victory, and thus break the heart of one of the Ukrainian fans, because our compatriot Andriy Shevchenko has failed to win his second Champions League trophy.

Finals Klopp/Zidane All finalsWinsLesionsKlopp615Zidane660

Jurgen Klopp is considered one of the unluckiest coaches, when it comes to the final confrontation. The German team has already lost five finals in a row, and with all possible scenarios. They were predators with Wolfsburg, is approximately equal to Seville and inferior in the class of Bayern with Manchester city. The only good offensive coach is the success in the German Cup in the 2011/12 season.

His counterpart Zinedine Zidane have nothing to reproach to six wins from six and a perfect record.

Statistics of meetings

Matches played: 5Liverpool Victories: 3Real Madrid Victories: 2

Looking at this figure, the fans of Liverpool can be calm. In addition to the aforementioned Champions League final-1981, the teams met 4 times, which was twice stronger than Liverpool (Champions League 2008/09), but twice triumphal real (Champions League 2014/15). In General, the advantage of the English club.

The attack in the Champions League-2017/18 Total goalsTotal shockShots on targetLiverpool4018947%Real3020841%

Here we see that in the capital of Ukraine will meet the attacking titans and, quite possibly, may 26, expect a goal fest. One thing is for sure – anything can happen in football, but in 99.9% of real Madrid fails to beat Liverpool on goals scored in the Champions League. This Royal club you need not to miss and score at least 11 goals.

Salah Firmino MansSalah10Firmino10Manet9The rest11

This bundle with 29 goals already managed to break the record, and I know whose it is? All right, BBC! Prior to this, best indicator belonged to Ronaldo, and Benzema Balu that in the season 2013/14, scoring 28 goals for real Madrid.

Ronaldo – Benzema – BaleRonaldo15Benzema4Bale1The rest10

Best Threesome real far from ideal conditions – Karim and Gareth are clearly not in the best condition, and Cristiano can be compared with the sea, the calm, the storm.

Salah/Ronaldo SalahRonaldoGoals in the Champions League-2017/181015The percentage of strikes, ending with goals24%19%All goals in the Champions League13120

Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score in the semi-final encounters with Bayern Munich. Thus, interrupted two successful series of the Portuguese: 12 matches in all competitions, and 11-match in the main club tournament of Europe.

The cost of teams LiverpoolRealThe most expensive football player$199 million $126 millionThe cost of the entire composition$1,017 billion$865 millionThe number of medals the players in the Champions League040

According to the CIES football Observatory, the most expensive player in both lineups is the find of the season Mohamed Salah. The real leader also expected the market to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Social network LiverpoolRealFacebook31 million108 millionTwitter71,6 thousand62 thousandInstagram6.7 million58 millionYouTube1 million3 million

For starters the number of subscribers of both teams in social networks, based on which we can conclude that real Madrid is popular not only in Spain, but also far beyond its borders. For example, in Facebook “creamy” read 108 million people, which is two times more than the population of Ukraine. And in YouTobe – 3 million users that is approximately equal to the population of Kiev, where the final Champions League match of the season 2017/18.

We will remind, on our website will text online broadcast of the match Liverpool – real Madrid, which will start at 21:45 Kyiv time.

Material: BBC, translation and adaptation: iSport.ua

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