UEFA Champions League Final 2022: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid

The UEFA Champions League Final 2022 is set for the end of the month as England’s Liverpool will play Spain’s Real Madrid in a rematch of the 2018 tournament final. 

Liverpool will appear in their third UEFA Champions League Final in five seasons. Real Madrid are the competition’s winningest team with 13 European Cup trophies. Los Blancos could win a 14th Champions League trophy in this season’s finale.

When is the UEFA Champions League Final 2022?

The UEFA Champions League Final 2022 will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The match will kick off at 8 p.m. UK time, which is 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time in the United States.

Where is the UEFA Champions League Final 2022?

The UEFA Champions League Final was set to be played in St. Petersburg, Russia, but the war in Ukraine forced UEFA to move the match. The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid will be played in Paris at the Stade de France.

Coincidentally, Liverpool and Real Madrid played in the 1981 edition of the tournament in Paris with Liverpool winning 1-0 thanks to a late goal.

Can Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League Final 2022?

Liverpool are considered one of the two best teams in the world ahead of the final alongside fellow English Premier League team Manchester City.

The Reds are battling City for the Premier League title but may fall short in the competition by the time the Champions League Final kicks off. Liverpool reached the final by winning their four-team group with a record of 6W-0D-0L with  17 goals scored and six conceded.

Jurgen Klopp’s team then defeated Inter Milan in the last 16 round, 2-1, on aggregate before eliminating Benfica 6-4 over two games in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Liverpool go a little scare but won the two-legged series 5-2 on aggregate against Spain’s Villarreal.

The Reds are in fantastic form and won the Champions League in 2019. This is their third final in three years under manager Klopp. Liverpool’s front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Luis Diaz are a murder’s row of goalscorers.

Can Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League Final 2022?

Real Madrid should not be in the Champions League Final. This is a team that constantly came from behind against teams deemed better to win and punch their ticket to the final game.

Los Blancos came from two goals down in the final 45 minutes of their last 16 round game versus Paris Saint-Germain to win 3-2. Karim Benzema’s hat-trick in the second leg game’s second half led to the team’s win.

Madrid then came from behind in the quarterfinals to defeat England’s Chelsea in extra time of the second leg. Los Blancos kept their incredible form going by coming from two goals down against Manchester City in the semifinals to win 3-2.

Madrid trailed 2-0 against Manchester City in the final minutes of the semifinal’s second leg only to score two late goals to force overtime. From there, Benzema scored a penalty in extra time to win.

In 2018, Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League Final. Although some faces have changed since then, Los Blancos will fancy their chances of winning again.

What are the UEFA Champions League Final 2022 betting odds?

(odds up to date as of May 8, 2022)

Liverpool are heavy favorites to win the Champions League Final in Paris. The Reds are at the best betting odds of -106 to win the game at the end of 90 minutes.

Real Madrid are underdogs at +260 to win the game at the end of regular time. A win for Los Blancos would see them defeat an English team for the third consecutive round.

The teams are at the best betting odds of +260 to draw at full-time. There are some great betting markets to explore. Liverpool are at odds of +1000 to win in extra time and at odds of +1100 to win on penalties.

Real Madrid are at the best betting odds of +1600 to win in extra time. Los Blancos are at the odds of +1200 to win on penalties.

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