Liverpool face Real Madrid in Champions League final
May 26, 2018 -- The final of the Champions League, Europe's premier football competition, will be contested this year by Real Madrid of Spain and Liverpool of England. Reigning champions Real Madrid are aiming to become first team to win three successive titles after defeating city rivals Atletico in the 2016 showpiece, and Juventus in last years final. While Liverpool are hoping to win a sixth European Cup, and are in their first final since losing to AC Milan in 2007.
The final will be the fifth meeting between the European heavyweights, with Madrid winning both of the most recent clashes in the Champions League group stage in 2014. Liverpool secured victories in the three matches prior, including a 1-0 win in the 1981 European Cup Final, with stars including Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness, and Kenny Dalglish.