Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream: How to watch Champions League final live for FREE on TV and online
Liverpool and Real Madrid lock horns in the Champions League final once again tonight.
It is four years since their last clash on this grandest stage in Kiev, when Los Blancos claimed their third successive title on a dramatic night.
Loris Karius, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale all played big roles in that final, although the landscape has changed plenty since then. Barring an unexpected turnaround in Bale’s fortunes, none of those players will feature in Paris this evening.
Kick off: 3pm ET, Saturday (May 28)
Venue: Stade de France, Paris
TV Channel: CBS, Univision, TUDN
Mo Salah, however, very much will. The Liverpool star has spoken often and loudly about his desire to enact revenge on Madrid after his final in Kiev was ended early following a clash with Ramos. Whether or not he will be able to is up for debate.
Liverpool might be one of Europe’s leading sides and, for many, head into the final as favourites but Madrid’s route to Paris has been perhaps the most dramatic in the competition’s recent history.
What to Know
Real Madrid is set to take on Liverpool in the Champions League final at 3 p.m. ET May 28th at Stade de France.
Real Madrid is coming off of a 3-1 second-leg victory over Manchester City three weeks ago. Liverpool is coming off of a 3-2 second-leg win over Villarreal three weeks ago.
Last season, Real Madrid was a legit contender for the championship, making it all the way to the semi-finals before losing to Chelsea on scores of 1-1 and 0-2. As for the Reds, they made it all the way to the quarter-finals but were eliminated by Real Madrid on scores of 1-3 and 0-0.
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The 2022 UEFA Champions League final will see two of Europe’s storied clubs go head to head as Liverpool and Real Madrid clash across 90 minutes or beyond to crown the top club on the continent.
Considered the biggest annual soccer game in the world, UEFA’s crown jewel event is contested yearly to anoint the best club team across the European landscape. League champions from every national federation are admitted to the competition, with other clubs qualifying based on their finish in their domestic league.
This year, 80 teams contested matches throughout the competition’s various stages, and only two remain.
Where is the Champions League final?
The 2022 UEFA Champions League final will be held at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France. The stadium is just minutes north of downtown Paris.
This year’s original host venue selection was Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. However, in 2020 UEFA announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all finals venues would be pushed back a year, meaning Istanbul was moved from 2022 to 2023, and the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia was tabbed to host the 2022 final.
Then, in February 2022, UEFA announced that due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Saint Petersburg would no longer host the Champions League final. Instead, the final was moved to Saint-Denis.
This year’s match will be the first Champions League final held in France since 2006, when Barcelona defeated Arsenal 2-1 in comeback fashion.
Stade de France hosted the 2000 Champions League final, which saw Real Madrid defeat fellow Spanish side Valencia 3-0 behind goals from Fernando Morientes, Steve McManaman, and Raul.
The stadium also hosted the 1998 FIFA World Cup final which saw the French national team defeat Brazil 3-0 to win the title. The stadium was christened in 1998 as Zinedine Zidane scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win for France over Spain.