Madrid v Liverpool: meet the Champions League finalists

What's their pedigree and how did they get here? A closer look at finalists Real Madrid and Liverpool.

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REAL MADRID (ESP)

Pedigree
UEFA club ranking: 1
European Cup finals: W12 L3
Last appearance: 2017, won 4-1 v Juventus

This season
Entry: group stage
P12 W8 D2 L2 F30 A15
Top scorer: Ronaldo (15)
Current league position: 3rd

Remember this? Watch Ronaldo's stunning overhead!
Remember this? Watch Ronaldo's stunning overhead!

Possible first-choice XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Isco, Casemiro, Modrić, Kroos; Benzema, Ronaldo

Route to the final
Qualified: holders
Group H runners-up
Round of 16: 5-2 agg v Paris
Quarter-finals: 4-3 agg v Juventus
Semi-finals: 4-3 agg v Bayern

LIVERPOOL (ENG)

Pedigree
UEFA club ranking: 22
European Cup finals: W5 L2
Last appearance: 2007, lost 2-1 v Milan

This season
Entry: play-offs
P12 W7 D4 L1 F40 A13
Top scorer: Firmino, Salah (10)
Current league position: 3rd

Watch Salah's delightful chip against Man. City
Watch Salah's delightful chip against Man. City

Possible first-choice XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané

Route to the final
Qualified: 4th in Premier League
Play-offs: 6-3 agg v Hoffenheim
Group E winners
Round of 16: 5-0 agg v Porto
Quarter-finals: 5-1 agg v Man. City
Semi-finals 7-5 agg v Roma

Have they met before?

Previous meetings: 5
Madrid wins: 2 (4 goals)
Liverpool wins: 3 (6 goals)

Watch Madrid and Liverpool's previous meetings
Watch Madrid and Liverpool's previous meetings

2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage
Matchday three: Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid (Ronaldo 23, Benzema 30 41)
Matchday four: Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (Benzema 27)

2008/09 UEFA Champions League first knockout round
First leg: Real Madrid 0-1 Liverpool (Benayoun 82)
Second leg: Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid (Torres 16, Gerrard 28 47, Dossena 88)

1980/81 European Cup final
Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid (Kennedy 81)

*Stats do not include qualifying.

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