Real Madrid vs. Liverpool will face off against the long-awaited Champions League final on Saturday May 26 from the Kiev Olympic Stadium in Ukraine. The match in ‘Blancos’ and ‘Reds’ will start at 1:45 pm and will be televised by the ESPN, ESPN 2, FOX Sports, FOX Sports signals for all of Latin America.
Real Madrid play Liverpool at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium in the final of the 2017/18 edition of the UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid are chasing a third title on the bounce and a 13th win overall. Liverpool, on the other hand, are vying for a first Champions League win since that storied night in Istanbul 13 years ago. Both sides have shown a penchant for scoring a number of goals and conceding an almost equal number through the course of this tournament which means that we can expect a few goals from this match. The two sides have faced each other five times in the Champions League and most recently in 2014.
A thrilling run inspired by Mohamed Salah has taken Liverpool to Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev against Real Madrid, where now Jurgen Klopp’s side must stop the Spanish giants from winning the trophy for the third year running. Real have seen this as their competition ever since winning the first five European Cups in a row, and this is another golden era for them, in which they are dreaming of making it a fourth Champions League in five years. Neither Atletico Madrid (twice) nor Juventus have been able to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from inflicting pain on them in recent finals.
For once in a Champions League final, Cristiano Ronaldo will yield some of the spotlight to another player sweeping up adulation and personal acclaim. While five-time world player of the year Ronaldo is chasing a record fifth Champions League triumph, and fourth with Real Madrid, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is chasing a first. Not just a first Champions League success, but a first major title in football in his maiden cup final.
Victory in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday would be a fitting climax to an astonishing debut season at Liverpool for Salah. A season when the Egyptian seized his second chance at a Premier League club with gusto after a faltering spell at Chelsea. Salah has had such a devastating impact that he poses a serious threat to the decade of dominance of the world player of the year award by Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
“Comparing players with Ronaldo and Messi is something you can’t do,” Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said on Friday. “They’re in another orbit. There are players who are in fashion, those who come and go and others who stay around. “Salah is a top player, that’s clear. He’s shown that this year and he’s got a great chance to show that over the next few years as Ronaldo and Messi have done — but the day after tomorrow.”
While lacking the flashy touch of Ronaldo, and presenting the image of a more modest lifestyle on social media, the “Egyptian King” is as adept at harnessing his commercial appeal. In recent weeks, Salah could be found at news conferences promoting a cellphone company, a logistics firm and taxi service. No wonder Salah is making the most of his newly-elevated status in the global game. In 2014, when Ronaldo reached the first of his four Champions League finals with Madrid, Salah was just completing his first five months drifting in and out of the Chelsea team.
Salah never settled and was eventually discarded by the west London club after only 13 appearances under Jose Mourinho. In Italy, a career-stalling was reignited at Roma and Liverpool came calling last year. With a mouth-watering contest on the cards between two of the biggest European clubs, here is all you need to know.
When will the Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final be played?
The Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final will be played on Sunday, May 27, 2018 (IST).
Where will the Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final be played?
The Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.
How do I watch the Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final live?
The Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final will be telecast live on the Sony Network.
What time does the Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final start?
The live telecast of the Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final will begin at 12:15 am IST.
How do I watch the game live?
The match will be shown live on SONY TEN 2 & HD
What time will the live coverage start?
The live coverage of the Real Madrid vs Liverpool match will start at 12:45 am.
Where can you follow the Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final match online?
The Real Madrid vs Liverpool Champions League final will be streamed live on Sony LIV.