Just in case if you have forgotten, Real Madrid will be colliding with Liverpool for the crown of Europe on May 29th at 12:30 AM IST. Both the teams have been in phenomenal shape and they will be heading to France to seal the fate of the most prestigious footballing crown in Europe as the UCL final unfolds.
Before the maddening showstopper of two formidable juggernauts, we would like to give you a reminder of what unfolded the last time these two teams met. Also, to start with, you should know that Mohammed Salah had his shoulder fractured from a massive fall as Sergio Ramos would yank him hard.
This is what happened in the 2018 UCL final
Liverpool started the game on a bright note with 11 touches inside the Real Madrid box within just 25 minutes. Even though they failed to produce something significant yet the Real Madrid rearguard would be put to test quite frequently early in the game.
Within just 6 minutes of the game resuming post half-time, Karius would concede a howler of the life time as Karim Benzema’s marauding instinct would see the ball hit his extended leg after a botched-up throw from the Liverpool shot-stopper and ending up in the net to impart a slender lead to Los Blancos.
The game had nothing to separate between these two silken teams whose football was of the highest order as Sadio Mane would soon draw Real Madrid from a point-blank header that would see the clock just elapse 4 minutes from the opener.
If these two were the prelude to upcoming madness, the actual madness began within three minutes of Gareth bale coming onto the pitch and it was an acrobatic bicycle-kick that would leave everyone entrenched to their position in sheer awe of the Welsh wizard’s audacity.
The game swung its way through a maze of mediocre displays post that with very little intent on the cards only to witness another howler from Karius as he would fail to contain Bale’s long-range effort spilling it into his own net, compounding Liverpool’s misery.
This time, however, it is expected to witness the seasoned Alisson Becker under the woodwork and the blistering form that Mohammed Salah and Karim Benzema finds themselves in, it is going to be an absolute cracker.