10 Key facts: Real Madrid vs Liverpool




• Real Madrid have been crowned the champions of Europe a record 12 times, losing only in 1962 (vs Benfica), 1964 (vs Inter) and 1981 (vs Liverpool).

• This is Liverpool’s eighth European Cup/Champions League final, three more than any other English side.

• The Reds have lost just two of their previous seven finals in the competition, vs Juventus in 1985 and their most recent one against Milan in 2007.

• Real Madrid are the first team since Juventus (1996-1998) to reach three consecutive European Cup/Champions League finals, while they could become the first team to win it three years in a row since Bayern Munich (1974-1976).

• Spanish sides have won their last six major European finals against English sides (excluding Super Cups), most recently Sevilla beating Liverpool in the 2016 Europa League.

• Liverpool are the top scorers in the Champions League this season with 40 goals. Only Barcelona (45 in 1999-00) and Real Madrid (41 in 2013-14) have ever scored more in a single campaign in the competition.

• The Reds have also kept six clean sheets in the competition this season – no side has kept more (level with Barcelona).

• Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more Champions League final goals than any other player (4), with the Portuguese scoring in a record three different finals in the competition (since 1992-93 – 2008, 2014 and 2017).

• Cristiano Ronaldo (15 goals, 3 assists) and Roberto Firmino (10 goals, 7 assists) are the two players with the most goal involvements in the Champions League this season.

• Liverpool’s trio of Mohamed Salah (10), Roberto Firmino (10) and Sadio Mane (9) have scored more goals than any other trio at a club in a single Champions League campaign, overtaking Real Madrid’s threesome of Cristiano Ronaldo (17), Gareth Bale (6) and Karim Benzema (5) in 2013-14.




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