Champions League Final

The 2018-2019 Champions League final will take place in Madrid’s 67,000 capacity Metropolitano Stadium, the home of Atletico Madrid, on June 1, 2019. Tottenham and Liverpool will complete the all English final – he Europa league featured Chelsea beating Arsenal 4-1 in Azerbaijan.

Tottenham finished fourth in the 2018-2019 premiership a big 26 points behind Liverpool who finished second. Liverpool were last year’s Champions League finalists losing 3-1 to Real Madrid. Tottenham have been under achievers both in domestic and European competition with last winning a major trophy in the 90s – a FA Cup in 1991. Under Mauricio Pochettino, if he stays, and a with a new stadium more is likely to come from the North London team. Jurgen Klopp has many second place finishes on his resume and hopes to change it this time.

Naby Keita is the only expected injury concern for Liverpool. Harry Kane, Tottenham’s star, is recovering but should be available. Therefore both teams are relatively healthy.

This is a meeting of two coaches who believe in pressing and moving up and pressuring opponents, this final could be chaotic and entertaining.

The winner of this games gets €19 million and the loser €15 million. This is only for being at the final, the money accumulated getting here can earn the winning team upwards of €80 million. The reason why the Champions League is so important to teams is very clear.

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