The great clubs will always be there, and the Liverpool-Real Madrid poster offers a spectacular Champions League final at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. This is under the watchful eye of fans and police officers. Karim Benzema vs Sadio Mane, Carlo Ancelotti versus Jurgen Klopp. The revenge of Mohamed Salah will be witnessed by tens to thousands of supporters from England and Spain, as well as thousands more arriving from France. Everything is set for "the most important game in football," as the Italian coach stated.
The 'White House can add to their remarkable record by winning a 14th trophy. Meanwhile, the 'Reds" win a seventh trophy and join AC Milan as European second-tier giants. Marca, a Spanish sports newspaper, claims that "Raise (the Cup) again".
This is the front page of @marca on this day of LDC final. pic.twitter.com/C3fh2EI8LA
According to The Times in Britain, it's "revenge" time for Real (3-1) winning the 2018 final. The Guardian however speaks of a first-rate final.
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If Klopp doesn't consider revenge a terrible idea, his captain Jordan Henderson can see that from Mo's perspective. It is not a form of revenge but a beautiful one. Liverpool won the first final in 1981 at Parc des Princes. This was at a time when Stade de France, which is now open for the World Cup-98, was not available.
The Paris Police Prefecture mobilizes 6,800 police officers, firefighters, and gendarmes to ensure security at the match. They also keep an eye on the 30,000-40,000 supporters of "Reds", who could travel to Paris without purchasing tickets. According to a police source, there was no incident on Saturday at noon. On the Cours de Vincennes side of the match, the authorities created a "fan zone" for Liverpool with giant screens and a stage to host concerts.
There is also a great duel between coaches in the final. The German Jurgen Klopp won the 2018 final despite being a runner-up twice, in Dortmund in 2013 and Liverpool 2018. The Italian "Mister" Carlo Ancelotti is on the opposite bench. He directs his men using eyebrow movements and has won the event three times with AC Milan (2003, 2007) as well as during a visit to Madrid (2014). As a player, he won it twice.
This season, however, it's the Real of "Carletto", who are known for their spectacular comebacks. Madrid's people were regularly outplayed on the grass at all turns. They went to the "grinta" every time. PSG (0-1 and 3-1) were sucked up by Chelsea (3-1, 2-3 a.p. ), knocked Manchester City (3-4 and 3-1 a.p. )!