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Real Madrid v Liverpool: All you need to know for the 2018 Champions League final

| 26.05.2018

Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final on May 26.

After a resounding 5-2 victory over Roma at Anfield in the first leg, Liverpool eventually made it through to the showpiece final 7-6 on aggregate.

The Reds will be looking to win the prestigious European trophy for a sixth time in their history. A record only bettered by two clubs including their opponents Real Madrid.

Los Blancos edged passed Bayern Munich 4-3 in their two-legged semi-final.

However a victory over Jurgen Klopp’s men would make it an unprecedented three in a row in the Champions League era and 13 overall for Madrid.

Where and when?

The final takes place at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine with kick off at 7:45pm BST on Saturday 26th May.

If you can’t make it over to Kiev then tune in to BT Sport where the match will be televised. BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the video player and BT Sport app.

Whether you’ll be at the stadium or watching on your TV box you can expect some musical entertainment at the Opening Ceremony from British pop star Dua Lipa.


The two teams have faced each other five times over the years with Liverpool holding a 3-2 advantage. The most famous of these meetings came in the 1981 European Cup final – with Liverpool coming out on top.

However the most recent victories have been to Madrid as they did the double over their opponents in the 2014 group stages.

Betting odds

Liverpool have notched the most goals in this seasons Champions League with 40 from their 12 games played. Real Madrid have netted 30 in their campaign so far. 

There’s 5/4 for the matcwith the game to have over 3.5 goals and if the semi-finals are anything to go by then we have over 4.5 at 29/10.

The win inside 90 minute the odds have Zidane’s men shading it 6/5 with Liverpool at 2/1.

To win the trophy outright – Real 8/11, Liverpool 11/10

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Charlie Dear

Charlie has covered sport for the likes of The Guardian, Football365 and FourFourTwo. Arsenal sufferer. German football enthusiast.