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May 3, 2018

Two European titans to meet in Kiev

by Darren Hassennally

This week saw both Real Madrid and Liverpool, two of the world’s biggest and most decorated clubs book their place in this seasons Champions League final.

The eagerly awaited tie sees two sides with a combined 17 European cups go head to head for Europe’s top honour in what promises to be an exciting match which will draw the curtain on 2017/18’s final club game.

Both sides went through, but only just as neither side won their return leg with Real drawing 2-2 at home to Bayern Munich and the Merseyside club losing 4-2 in Rome yesterday night.

Both clubs had such close calls and could breathe sighs of relief and could be very thankful that the results they had obtained the week prior had done the business of securing progression to the final for them.

Zinedine Zidane’s men are the defending champions and most successful club in the competition’s history with last season’s 4-1 win over Italian champions Juventus sealing a 12th European crown for the former Spanish champions.

Champions League Semi Final Second Leg - Real Madrid v Bayern Munich

Real Madrid celebrate after beating Bayern 4-3 on aggregate

Jurgen Klopp’s expansive Liverpool side go into this game as underdogs as they look to add Europe’s top accolade to their trophy cabinet for a sixth time and increase their standing as Britain’s most successful club in European competition.

Neither defence will have it easy on the night either as Liverpool will have to halt the famous BBC of Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo whilst their own defenders will have to watch out for Liverpool’s strike force of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and most importantly, Mohammed Salah.


Liverpool players celebrate booking their place in this season’s Champions League final

This match will be one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the season as two brilliant teams and two real European titans lock horns in Kiev in just over three weeks time.


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