Champions League Final 2022: Liverpool vs Real Madrid – Date, Time, TV Channel, Head To Head, Lineup and How to watch
Champions League Final: Six-time title winners Liverpool meet 13-time champions Real Madrid in a repeat of the 1981 and 2018 showdown. The Reds defeated Villarreal 5-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals, while Madrid prevailed 6-5 against Premier League winners Manchester City in an astonishing tie. Saint-Denis’s Stade de France which is located just north of Paris has a capacity of over 80,000, making it one of the biggest stadiums in Europe.
How will the winners be determined?
If the score is equal at the end of normal time, two 15-minute periods of extra time are played. If one of the teams scores more goals than the other during extra time, that team are declared the winner. If the score is still equal after extra time, the winners are determined by kicks from the penalty mark.
2022 Champions League final: Liverpool vs Real date
Liverpool vs Real Madrid in the 2022 Champions League final is an 8pm BST kick-off on Saturday 28th May. That’s 3pm ET in the States and 5am AEST Australia.
Where is the 2022 UCL final: Liverpool vs Real Madrid?
Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the 2022 Champions League final at the Stade France in Saint-Denis, Paris.
Built on an old chemical works to the north of the city centre, the stadium was erected for the 1998 World Cup, hosting the final where France beat Brazil 3-0. It has also hosted the 2007 Rugby World Cup final, the Euro 2016 final and two previous Champions League finals in 2000 and 2006. Bad news, Liverpool fans, Spanish teams won both those games – Real Madrid 2-0 against Valencia in the former, and Barcelona beat Arsenal 2-1 in the latter.
Of course, the game was originally intended to be held at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine meant UEFA changed the venue to Paris.
Watch a UCL Final free live stream
The final will be shown across its television channels on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate. Soccer fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch UEFA Champions League games live through Paramount Plus – and the first 7 days are free. After that, you’ll pay $5.99 a month. No contract.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid starts at 3pm ET on Saturday.
Head to Head: Liverpool vs Real Madrid in Champions League:
The two teams have locked horns with each other on 8 occasions in the Champions League. The Reds have won 3 while Los Blancos won on four occasions. 1 match ended in a draw between the two sides. Real Madrid scored 10 goals while Liverpool hit the nets on 8 occasions in those meetings in the past.
Most Goals Scored in Champions League:
For Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo – 105
For Liverpool: Mohamed Salah – 34
Thiago Alcantara limped off the field in the Reds’ win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the last league game of the Premier League 2021-22 season. So he faces a race against time to prove his fitness and remains in contention. For Real Madrid, there’s no such injury concern. In fact, several big players are set to join the side after recovering from their injuries.
Liverpool Possible Starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahim Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz. Real Madrid Possible Starting XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Fede Valverde, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Liverpool will play as the ‘home’ team in the grand finale after a draw made for administrative purposes in March determined it would be the winners of semi-final 2.