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Liverpool vs Real Madrid : Can Real Madrid Win their 14th UCL Trophy ?

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Liverpool vs Real Madrid is one of the repeated finals of UCL 2018. Real Madrid is the most successful club in football history. They won their last UCL on May 26 2018 which was their 13 champions league trophy, the most UCL trophy by any club in the World.  England has a total of 14 UCL titles ( Liverpool- 7, Manchester United – 3, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest – 2 while Aston Villa has 1 title).

Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Liverpool and Real Madrid, meet in the final for the third time
( Image Source: therealchamps.com )

Both clubs with great history are meeting again. On 29 May 2022 which is also a rematch of the 2018 UCL final. In the earlier meeting Real Madrid defeated Jurgen Klopp‘s side and celebrated their 13 UCL trophy.

Head to Head

Liverpool hasn’t lost in their last 17 matches whereas Real Madrid hasn’t lost to Liverpool in their last 5 meetings which ended up as 4 wins and 1 draw.

 Liverpool in the Premier league

  • Won- 27 games
  • Draw- 8
  • lost – 2
  • Goals per match – 2.46
  • Conceded per match – 0.68
  • Clean sheets – 21
  • Biggest win – liv 6:0 Leeds
  • Biggest loss – Westham 3-2 Liv

Real Madrid in La Liga

  • won – 26 games
  • Draw – 7
  • Lost – 4
  • Goals per match – 2.16
  • Conceded per match – 0.84
  • Clean sheets – 15
  • Biggest win – RM 6:0 Levante
  • Biggest loss – RM 0:4 Barcelona

Liverpool reaches the tally of highest goals in all competitions this season with 139 goals, breaking the 129-year-old history. Liverpool has scored 91 goals in PL whereas Real Madrid has scored 81  goals in La Liga this season.

Real Madrid was knocked out by Athletic Club in the Copa Del Ray but ended up winning La Liga with 4 games to play. It wasn’t easy for any Madrid fan to believe they could make it this far.

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Real Madrid fought and beat Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint- Germain, two English  Powerhouse Chelsea, and Manchester City in rounds of 8 and semi-final respectively. On the other hand, Liverpool has already won two titles this season and is going to play confidently. But we cannot say Liverpool isn’t in pressure as their quadruple run is still alive. They have already made history by becoming the first club in the same season to reach the final of the EFL Cup, FA Cup, and European Cup.

Liverpool in UCL 2021-2022 : 

  • Total goal scored – 30 ( 2.5 goals per match )
  • Total goal conceded –  13 ( 1.1 goals conceded per match )
  • Clean sheets – 4 ( match played – 12)
  • Shorts per match – 6.1
  • Yellow cards – 14

Real Madrid in UCL 2021-2022 : 

  • Total goal scored – 28 ( 2.3 goals per match)
  • Total goal conceded – 14 ( 1.2 goals conceded per match)
  • Clean sheets – 4 ( match played – 12)
  • Shorts per match – 5.7
  • Yellow cards – 25

Real Madrid is a solid team made with the best defense, midfielder, and perfect finisher. Real Madrid’s players will be clearly playing wearing a white shirt of proudness and confidence that comes after wearing the crown 13 times. We have seen how determined the white battalion is for the win. It was fighting till the end against PSG, Chelsea, and Man City.

Benzema is performing outstanding this season. He managed to score a hattrick over PSG and Chelsea to seal their spot in UCL final 2022. Similarly,  Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Velverde and Luka Modric are performing next level.

 

Karim benzema
Karim Benzema highest goal scorer in 2021-2022 UCL Image Source: Instagram)

The combination of Karim and Vinicius junior is deadly. Breaking this duo’s combination hasn’t been easy for Chelsea, PSG, and Man City defenders.

There is no doubt, that Liverpool is always going to give tough competition to Real Madrid. Liverpool players are good and can fight. They believe in excellence, we can rely on them.

Liverpool defender is going to bring Benzema, Vinicius Junior, and Rodrygo to their limit. On the other hand, Virgil Van Dijk, Gomez, Fabinho, and Salah’s injuries are still doubtful. Till the final day, they are expected to return though.

Champions league player stats:

Top scorer:

  • Karim Benzema – 15
  • Mohamad Salah – 8

Highest assists:

  • Vinicius Junior – 6
  • Luka Modric – 4
  • Trent Alexander Arnold – 3

Chance created:

  • Vinicius Junior – 31
  • Andrew  Robertson – 22
  • Mohamed Salah – 21

Clean sheets:

  • Thibaut Courtois – 4
  • Alisson Becker – 4

Final Thoughts:

Real Madrid has played 16 finals and has won 13 out of them. We can say defeating Madrid in the UCL final isn’t like defeating Barcelona at Anfield. Real Madrid is the most successful club in history.

Liverpool which well a built team managed excellently by Klopp. He turned the mini truck van into a Ferrari within a short period of time. Currently, they are the scariest team in Europe but it doesn’t mean they are unbeatable.

It can also say the best team all over the season may not win trophies, but the best team playing on the field does. It depends on willpower, teamwork, leadership, and discipline. Liverpool vs Real Madrid will be fun to watch.

 

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