UEFA Champions League Final 2018

The UEFA Champions League Final 2018 will be played between Liverpool FC (England) and Real Madrid (Spain) on Saturday, May 26.

Real Madrid behind its star player, Cristiano Ronaldo is going for a third consecutive Champions League crown (and fourth in five years). In all, Real Madrid has won the Champions League title 12 times (the competition goes back to the 1955-56 season). This is the 16th time Real Madrid has played in the Champions League final.

Liverpool behind a breakout season for Mohamed Salah is in the Champions League final for the first time since 2007. Liverpool last won the competition in 2005, and is a five-time Champions League winner all-time.

Here’s everything else you need to know for the matchup:

TIME, TV INFO: Kickoff – 2:30 p.m. ET, FOX. Streaming online on FOX Sports Go. Pregame coverage will begin at 2 p.m. ET on FOX.

LOCATION: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine

Real Madrid dominance

No club has won more UEFA Champions League crowns. In fact, no other team is even close to matching Real Madrid’s 12 Champions League triumphs; AC Milan is second with seven, while Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Liverpool each have five. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice en route to Man of the Match honors in Real Madrid’s Champions League final win over Juventus last year, and look for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to be a focal point for Los Blancos on Saturday.

Liverpool’s rise

Under manager Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool has returned to prominence in Europe. Klopp who has been with Liverpool since 2015 has prior experience in leading a team to the Champions League final. In 2013, he delivered Borussia Dortmund to the brink of European glory, only to lose to German rival Bayern Munich. Klopp’s team features Mohamed Salah, who scored a record 32 goals in 36 Premier League games this season.

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