For the third time in their history, Liverpool and Real Madrid face each other in the final of the Champions League. It is this Saturday at the Stade de France (Saint-Denis). Kick-off at 9pm.
The two teams have met twice in the final in 1981 in Paris (Parc des Princes) for a victory of the Reds (1-0), and in 2018 in Kiev for a victory of Real Madrid (3-1)
The final originally scheduled in St. Petersburg, Russia, was relocated to the Stade de France due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
Liverpool eliminated Inter Milan, Benfica and Villarreal, while Real Madrid eliminated PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City in spectacular fashion. The Reds are in pursuit of a seventh title in the competition, while Madrid are aiming for the decima quarta (14th).
The composition of Real Madrid, captain Karim Benzema. Camavinga is on the bench.
Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, F. Mendy – Casemiro, Modric, Kroos – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
A fan zone dedicated to fans for 6000 people
The fan zone in Saint-Denis reserved for Madrid fans with a ticket for the final at the Stade de France is open from 12:00 to 18:00 and was sold out at 17:30. The Real Madrid fans are now directed to the Stade de France which has opened its doors. The fan zone will then reopen for local residents who have previously registered with the city of Saint-Denis.
The streets of Madrid are filling up
Real fans flocked to the Santiago-Bernabeu stadium to watch the game on a giant screen. Many Madrilenians preferred to stay in Spain, in Paris they try to exist in the middle of the English tide.
Composition of Liverpool
A fan zone
The English fans came in numbers, more than 60 000 invaded the streets of Paris. Crowded bars, loud songs in the streets, mocking on all the terraces. Many will support their team from a fan zone installed in the east of the capital (Cours de Vincennes) at the opposite the Spanish fan zone.
The two teams in warm-up
The Madrilenians arrive at the Stade de France while the Reds are already warming up for a few minutes and are greeted by some whistles. The Liverpool fans seem to be the majority in the stands, at least for the moment.