Champions League

Fingers Pointed Every Direction In France After ‘Chaotic’ Champions League Final

PARIS - Chaotic scenes at the French national stadium before and during Saturday night's Champions League final were branded a national embarrassment, while French ministers blamed Liverpool fans for the trouble.

The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid kicked off with a 35-minute delay after police tried to hold back people attempting to force their way into the Stade de France without tickets, while some ticket holders complained they were not let in.

Mohamed Salah's Quest For Vengeance Against Real Madrid Only Ends In More Tears

How will Mohamed Salah remember the 2021-22 season? He hardly featured in the club's run to an FA Cup and EFL Cup double – logging a total of just 243 minutes across those two competitions — but Salah registered incredible numbers in the Premier League and Champions League (31 goals and 16 assists in 48 appearances) while the Reds came up agonizingly short in both competitions.

Salah's year was also soured by defeat to Sadio Mané's Senegal in both the Africa Cup of Nations final and the CAF World Cup qualifying playoffs, both of which occurred after the new year. 

Courtois And His Magical Spaghetti Limbs Single-Handedly Win Real Madrid UCL Title With Unreal Saves

Thibaut Courtois immortalized himself into the goalkeeper hall of fame with one of the greatest ever performances during Real Madrid’s 1-0 victory against Liverpool in the 2022 UEFA Champions League final.

Courtois was a one-man wall who wouldn’t have been scored on if the game lasted another 90 minutes. Liverpool in all its attacking glory was snuffed out by a 6 feet 7 inches tall Belgian with spaghetti for arms and legs.

Con Estas Seis Atajadas De Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid Ganó Su Champions League N°14

Real Madrid tiene un imán especialmente diseñado para ganar la Champions League. Los merengues derrotaron a Liverpool por 1-0 y obtuvieron la decimocuarta Orejona de su historia.

El gol lo hizo Vinícius Jr., al 58', cerrando la pinza a un centro potente de Federico Valverde.

Benzema’s Disallowed Goal Before Halftime Shockingly Overturned — It Should Have Counted

Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema thought he had scored the opening goal of the 2022 UEFA Champions League final when a mad scramble in Liverpool’s box ended up with the Frenchman slotting the ball into the net. A lengthy VAR ultimately decided that Benzema was offside.

This call was controversial to say the least.

Benzema Offside Call vs. Liverpool

Champions League Final Delayed 36 Minutes After Chaos Outside The Stadium

The 2022 Champions League Final — the most anticipated match of the year featuring Real Madrid and Liverpool, two of the world's most-followed clubs — was delayed 36 minutes after chaos outside the Stade de France in Paris resulted in the closure of gates and the slow filtering of supporters into the Liverpool end.

The original postponement was for 15 minutes, although an additional 15 was later added, as UEFA initially blamed the late arrival of Liverpool fans for the delay.

Jürgen Klopp Says Liverpool Will Be Playing For People Of Ukraine In Final

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp dedicated Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris to the people of Ukraine, expressing support for the country against Russia's invasion.

The game, a rematch of the 2018 final, had been scheduled for St Petersburg's Gazprom Arena but was shifted to the Stade de France after Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of its neighbor.

"I am happy that the game is here for thousands of reasons," Klopp told reporters. The war is still going on and we have to think about that." 

CBS Is Going All Out For Champions League Final Broadcast

CBS wants to conclude an entertaining Champions League season with a bang, and it’s going all out to provide the best possible show for Saturday’s final between Liverpool and Madrid. The Champions League announcers and pregame show have been revealed by the American broadcaster, and you won’t want to miss it or the Champions League final opening ceremony featuring Camila Cabello.

The18’s Champions League Final Predictions 2022

Liverpool vs. Real Madrid is a rematch four years in the making. Though the teams have changed, the history remains. Two of Europe’s footballing giants will meet at the Stade de France on Saturday, May 28, to be crowned champion of Europe. You know what that means: It’s time for our Champions League predictions for the 2022 Champions League final. 

Liverpool’s Already Planned UCL Victory Parade Has Some Juventus Fans Upset

MILAN — Liverpool FC's planned victory parade on Sunday has stirred unease for a representative of victims of the Heysel stadium disaster as it coincides with the 37th anniversary of the tragedy.

Liverpool, who play Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday, plan a celebration in their home city after a season in which they have already won the two main domestic cup competitions in England and finished runners-up in the Premier League.