Carlos Sainz prediction for the Champions League final 1:17 (CNN) — The 21/22 season comes to an end and the teams begin their vacations. However, there is still an important appointment marked on the football calendar. On May 28, the last match of the Champions League will be played, which will give the new European champion. Two teams face each other for the ‘orejona’: Liverpool and Real Madrid will fight for a new title at the Stade de France. It will be the third time that both teams play a Champions League final against each other. Liverpool reached the final after eliminating Villarreal CF in the semi-finals at the Estadio de la Cerámica. The Reds won the first leg and the second leg, leaving no options for the yellow submarine. Instead, Real Madrid arrives after an epic comeback against Manchester City. The Citizens managed to win at home in the first leg (4-3), but in the second leg they did not have the best match closure. Real Madrid managed to turn the score around (3-1) and managed to get into the final. As in 2018, both teams will meet again for the same goal: to win the Champions League. That year the meringues won the victory, reaching their thirteenth Champions League. Meanwhile, Jürgen Klopp’s men raised the orejona for the last time in 2019, when they beat Tottenham 0-2. Next Saturday Klopp’s men will have their revenge against the kings of Europe. This new final will feature several experienced players who played in the 2018 final match. For Real Madrid, Carvajal, Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Asensio, Isco, Ceballos, Benzema, Bale will repeat the final. and Lucas Vazquez. In Liverpool they reiterate Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Mané, Salah and Firmino. However, there will also be new debutants in the final with both teams that arrived in recent years and players who did not step on the pitch in the final match, such as Ceballos and Vallejo from Real Madrid. At Liverpool, the Colombian Luis Díaz stands out, who has been a key player this year in the team to reach this final stage. How do both teams arrive? Real Madrid’s Spanish defender Nacho Fernandez (C) lifts the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium in kyiv, Ukraine on May 26, 2018. – Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images) Real Madrid Real Madrid did not have an easy road, but finished top of Group F of the UEFA Champions League. The whites had to overcome various obstacles to reach the final and fight for the fourteenth orejona. So much so, that the meringues have already made history in this edition. In the round of 16 against Paris Saint Germain and in the quarterfinals against Chelsea they suffered, but on both occasions there was a stellar appearance by the Frenchman, Karim Benzema, to score two consecutive hat-tricks, which led the team to the semi-finals. Carlo Ancelotti’s men were proclaimed champions in the Spanish LaLiga four days before the end. The whites will seek to be champions of the UEFA Champions League on May 28 in an exciting final. Liverpool Liverpool have won 6 Champions Leagues and recently won a new edition of the FA Cup. However, they failed to win the Premier League, finishing just one point behind Manchester City. Despite not being champions, the Reds have had a brilliant season both nationally and internationally. Those of Klopp proclaimed themselves leaders of Group B after winning all the matches. Moreover, the English have only lost one game in this edition of the Champions League and it was in the round of 16 in the second leg against Inter, but it did not influence since the Reds went through on aggregate (2-1) . It is the third time that Liverpool have faced Real Madrid in a final. The first time was in 1981, when the reds won. Instead, in 2018, they had another date and as we mentioned on that occasion, Real Madrid lifted the cup. So this third will be the revenge and will put the tiebreaker in their Champions League final clashes. With information from Victoria Fernández Bellido of CNN Español.
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