How to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid live, stream link and start time
Kick off: 3pm ET, Saturday (May 28) Venue: Stade de France, Paris TV Channel: CBS, Univision, TUDN Live analysis from Stade de France: From Joe Prince-Wright here on NBCSports.com Online:Stream via Paramount+
Liverpool vs Real Madrid live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright at Stade de France
Real Madrid win 14th European title to extend their own record as the all-time top team
Real Madrid’s players and fans are still celebrating here at the Stade de France. Carlo Ancelotti has been dancing, while his players and their families are soaking it all in. Even though they’ve won so many of these huge trophies, surely this never gets old?
Here is the moment Real hoisted their 14th European Cup (14!) into the air.
Liverpool’s players are dejected on the pitch, while Real’s are in the one corner dancing and singing with their fans. Klopp goes to give Alexander-Arnold a hug as the Liverpool youngster is devastated as his mistake to let Vinicius free was costly.
FULL TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-1 REAL MADRID – For the 14th time in their incredible history, Real Madrid are the European champions.
5 minutes of stoppage time.
Courtois denies Salah AGAIN! What an incredible stop. Moments later Real don’t make the most of a counter as Benzema just played it ahead of Vinicius Jr.
Is Courtois the Man of the Match for Real Madrid if this result holds?
Salah almost slots in at the back post but Courtois scrambles over once again to deny the Liverpool star.
Diogo Jota on for Luis Diaz. 25 minutes for Liverpool to find an equalizer.
SAVE! Courtois denies Salah’s curler. Another good stop from the Belgian goalkeeper.
We had the perfect angle in the press box here as that Real Madrid attack developed. Vinicius Jr timed his run to the back post to perfection. Didn’t get in too early. Just hovered in Alexander-Arnold’s blind spot. Incredible precision.
GOALLLL! Real Madrid 1-0 up. Vinicius Jr taps home at the back post after a flowing Real Madrid counter. He snuck in-behind Alexander-Arnold.
That ball from Valverde to Vinicius Junior to open the scoring for Real Madrid. 😍
Second half is underway! And Liverpool have started well. A wonderful cross to the back post finds Luis Diaz but Dani Carvajal does superbly to just put him off. Great defending.
HALF TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Real Madrid – How it is scoreless I don’t know. Liverpool certainly will feel lucky to not have conceded just before half time after a lengthy VAR check. That said, Klopp’s boys were the better team and had the better chances.
NO GOAL + LENGTHY VAR CHECK! Karim Benzema has the ball in the back of the net but the goal is ruled out. Alisson made a bit of a mess of the initial save on Benzema (who didn’t cover himself in glory with his first finish) and then the ball bounced off Konate, Kroos and then Fabinho. The latter was judged to not have made a deliberate touch on the ball, so Benzema was offside. If the touch from Fabinho was judged to have been deliberate then Benzema would have been onside and the goal would have stood. Liverpool will be delighted with that decision. Real Madrid? Not so much.
BLOCK! Jordan Henderson with a timely block to cut off Vinicius Jr, who had cut inside dangerously.
It’s all Liverpool but Real looking dangerous on the counter. Alexander-Arnold with a vital tackle to stop Real getting away.
SAVEEEE! What a stop from Thibaut Courtois. He touches Mane’s shot onto the post, it bounces back and then Courtois grabs the rebound. Terrific from the Real Madrid goalkeeper.
SAVE! Really good stop down low from Thibaut Courtois to deny Mohamed Salah at the near post. First big chance of the game as Thiago’s curler is then straight at Courtois. Moments later Salah is denied by Courtois. Liverpool clicking through the gears now.
Wonderful tackles from Ibrahima Konate, twice, to get the better of Vinicius Jr. Huge roar of approval from the Liverpool fans.
Real Madrid have had plenty of the ball, but Liverpool look pretty dangerous and are trying to feed Salah as much as possible.
KICK OFF: We are underway here in the Champions League final.
GAME DELAYED TO 3:36pm ET due to delays getting fans into the stadium at multiple entrances. Here is the current situation outside the Stade de France.
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Lot of empty seats in the Liverpool end of the stadium, as there are reports of their fans struggling to get close to the stadiums as huge lines build up around the Stade de France. Meanwhile the Real Madrid section is basically full already, and has been for some time.
Both teams have now arrived at the Stade de France, as Liverpool’s bus was caught up in a little traffic as fans greeted them on their way to the stadium. Few players out on the pitch having a wander around. The music and buzz has been cranked up a few notches here inside the stadium.
The Liverpool starting XI is out and Konate starts at center back over Joel Matip, while both Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho start in central midfield Luis Diaz starts on the left with Sadio Mane through the middle and Mohamed Salah on the right.
Klopp has breathed a huge sigh of relief after Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were both injured in the FA Cup final but Salah played in the final Premier League game of the season and VVD was on the bench, so they’re fine. His main issue is in midfield. Thiago Alcantara trained with the group on Friday at the Stade de France, while Fabinho has been back in full training for a few days. The latter news is massive as Fabinho’s ability to help cut off the service to Benzema will be huge.
If Thiago isn’t fit to start, expect Naby Keita to start in midfield with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho. Up top Klopp has a huge call to make (he’s been getting it right for months with his rotation of his front five) as Luis Diaz may start on the left with Sadio Mane through the middle and Salah on the right. However, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota have consistently shown they can impact the game and it would not be a surprise if either started ahead of Diaz in attack.
Real Madrid team news, injuries, lineup options
Carlo Ancelotti has had the luxury of resting his key players in recent weeks as Real won the La Liga title at a canter. Veteran left back Marcelo is Real’s only injury concern and that leaves Ancelotti with plenty of options in midfield and attack as youngsters Rodrygo and Eduardo Camavinga have pushed hard to try and grab a starting spot in the final.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid head-to-head record
Liverpool wins: 3
Real Madrid wins: 4
Liverpool record in European Cup finals
Title won: 6
Runners up: 3
Seasons they’ve won the European Cup: 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019
Real Madrid record in European Cup finals
Title won: 13
Runners up: 3
Seasons they’ve won the European Cup: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Final question of Klopp’s press conference was about the final being moved from St Petersburg to Paris. His response was emotional and here’s what he said.
Jurgen Klopp: "That this game is still happening and it's not in St Petersburg is exactly the right message Russia should get. Life goes on even when you try to destroy it. We play this final for all the people in Ukraine. We do it for you now as well 100%."#LFC#UCLFinal#RMFC
Jurgen Klopp is asked Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara. He says it looks good for both. Great news for Liverpool fans.
Robertson and Alexander-Arnold are being asked a lot about Liverpool not winning the title on the final day. They so they have ‘put it behind them’ and say Champions League final is best way to get over it.
Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are both batting away questions about Liverpool not being fresh and Real Madrid having a bit of an edge as they’re rested.
Andy Robertson: "When you get to the final you're so close but it is the hardest hurdle to get over. But hopefully we will be celebrating… It is the biggest game in world football." #UCLFinal#LFC#RMFC
urgen Klopp vs Carlo Ancelotti. Virgil van Dijk vs Karim Benzema. Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Vinicius Jr. Mohamed Salah vs David Alaba. The list of epic head-to-head battles goes on and on as these two European giants collide at the Stade de France to be crowned European champions.
Given that these teams met in the final in Kiev in 2017-18 (when Real prevailed) and Liverpool won the title in 2018-19, these two Goliath’s continue to dine at the top table of European soccer season-after-season and their fanbases hold this trophy in even greater esteem than winning the domestic title.
Tied at 0-0 from the first leg of the final in San Nicolas on Thursday, the advantage is with red-hot Chivas as their stunning recent form saw them win their final four games of the Clausura regular season to finish third in the table before beating Atlas and Club America in the playoffs.
Victor Guzman and Alexis Vega are Chivas’ main attacking threats as they will keep it tight defensively and the energy of the home crowd at Akron Stadium should be a huge help as Chivas aim to win their first Clausura title since 2017, when they also beat Tigres in the final.
Tigres finished seventh in the Clausura standings and beat Toluca and Monterrey to reach the final. The duo of Sebastian Cordova and Andre-Pierre Gignac are their main hope of winning on the road in Guadalajara and lifting the trophy.
Below is everything you need for Chivas vs Tigres, one of whom will be crowned as the Clausura champions on Sunday.
Borussia Dortmund gave the Bundesliga title to heated rivals Bayern Munich on a shocking final day in the Bundesliga, a stunning collapse that left a ready-to-party Westfalenstadion in mourners’ status.
Bayern took an early lead through Kingsley Coman at Koln and Dortmund went down 2-0 in the first half versus Mainz, missing a penalty that would’ve tied the score at 1.
Dortmund entered the day with the table lead and dominated Mainz to the tune of 26-7 in shots and 3.64-0.62 in expected goals, but Andreas Hanche-Olsen and Karim Onisiwo’s goals were enough as only Giovanni Reyna’s set-up of Raphael Guerreiro got Dortmund on the board in a 2-1 loss.
Koln briefly gave hope with a penalty equalizer in the 80th minute versus Bayern, but Jamal Musiala’s 89th-minute goal put the defending champions back in front.
Dortmund would’ve won the league by matching or bettering Bayern’s result and but Instead hand an 11th-straight Meisterschale to the Bavarians. No one has won more German top-flight titles than Bayern’s 33.
BVB remains on eight Bundesliga titles and remains one behind Nurnberg, which has not won since 1968.
MAINZ TAKE LEAD AT DORTMUND 🇩🇪 If results hold, Bayern win 11th straight German title. Bundesliga scriptwriters trying to one-up Premier League counterparts.pic.twitter.com/dXn5Ruk5If
Luton Town overcame a blown lead in regulation to earn a place in the Premier League by outlasting Coventry City in penalties during Saturday’s playoff final at Wembley Stadium.
USMNT goalkeeper Ethan Horvath watched as Fankaty Dabo’s penalty sailed over the goal to give the Hatters a 6-5 win after 120 minutes ended 1-1 and neither team missed on 11-straight attempts from the spot.
In 2018 Luton and Coventry were both in the fourth-tier of English football. Now Luton is joining Sheffield United and Burnley in the top flight.
Jordan Clark scored Luton Town’s goal, while Gustavo Hamer leveled the line for Coventry City.
Coventry City vs Luton Town as it happened:
GOAL! Luton’s taken the first five shots of the match and now one’s found the back of the goal. It’s Jordan Clark who belts home in the 23rd minute to put the Hatters on top! Luton Town, 1-0
CHANCE! It’s Elijah Adebayo, who assisted the opener, who can’t quite get a very decent chance right, as Luton is looking to put an early vice grip on the final. Still 1-0, 30′.
Shots are up to 9-0 in favor of the Hatters but the total xG is still below 1.00. Coventry has to wake up, but maybe they’d take getting to halftime down one at this point.
The 11th shot of the game is Coventry’s, and it’s a high volley that slashed over the goal. Off-balance and improbable, but Coventry will be hopeful it’s a sign that they’re coming into the affair; Soon after, a rush is bungled but into the Luton third.
HALFTIME: Luton Town 1, Coventry City 0 — (Clark 23′)
SECOND HALF: Coventry has more of the ball and is building off its late first half, but Luton looks well-drilled into its system despite the concession of some set pieces.
Good news on a scary-looking injury for Luton star Tom Lockyer:
We are able to report that after collapsing on the pitch, Tom Lockyer has been taken to hospital for further tests.
He is responsive and talking to his family, who are with him.
GOAL! And the Sky Blues are level! It’s Brazilian-born Dutch youth international Gustavo Hamer who has it so with a solid finish, though the playmaking’s come from star performer Viktor Gyokeres. It’s all on now at Wembley! 1-1, 66′
A dangerous free kick in stoppage time for Luton after a very questionable foul, but fate makes sure this one doesn’t end with ignominy. Are we headed for penalties? Extra time is almost certain deep in stoppage.
xG is basically even after 90 minutes, as are shot attempts, and anything can happen when it comes to the 20th berth in the 2023-24 Premier League season.
END OF 90: Coventry City 1, Luton Town 1 — (Clark 23′, Hamer 66′)
INJURY! USMNT keeper Ethan Horvath is down for treatment 11 minutes into the first frame of extra time, which has otherwise been a scrappy period. Looks like he’s going to try to continue despite dropping to the pitch after a long goal kick.
END OF FIRST ET PERIOD: Coventry City 1, Luton Town 1 — (Clark 23′, Hamer 66′)
Not much happened there. Nerves? Can someone seize history in the next 15 or will we go to pens?
NO GOAL! Joe Taylor has it in the goal for Luton off a bad giveaway but VAR, not used in the regular season, spots a handball and the Hatters won’t win it here. We’re going to penalties.
END OF SECOND ET PERIOD: Coventry City 1, Luton Town 1 — (Clark 23′, Hamer 66′)
Horvath was a penalty hero for the USMNT in the CONCACAF Nations League against Mexico, while well-traveled Ben Wilson is between the sticks for Coventry. Here we go…
X Carlton Morris goal for Luton 1-0
X Matty Godden goal for Coventry 1-1
X Taylor goal for Luton 2-1
X Viktor Gyokeres goal for Coventry 2-2
X Marvelous Nakamba goal for Luton 3-2
X Ben Sheaf goal for Coventry 3-3
X Jordan Clark goal for Luton 4-3
X Josh Eccles goal for Coventry 4-4
X Luke Berry goal for Luton 5-4
X Liam Kelly goal for Coventry 5-5
X Daniel Potts goal for Luton 6-5
X Fankaty Dabo miss for Coventry 6-5
Coventry City vs Luton Town player ratings: Stars of the Show
The managers and star players
Luton Town boss Rob Edwards left rival club Watford in November and the risky maneuver has paid off for the coach and club. Viktor Gyokeres is the club’s 21-goal scoring hero and he’s chipped in 11 assists as well, and Gustavo Hamer has been sensational as well.
Coventry City manager Mark Robins has been with the club since 2017 and it’s been up-up-up. Carlton Morris leads the way with 20 goals, while Alfie Doughty and Tom Lockyer have been key players, too, with Lockyer scoring in three of the Hatters’ last four matches.
Championship playoff schedule, how to watch, updates
Dates: Final – Saturday, May 27 at 11:45am ET Updates: Via scoreboard on NBCSports.com How to watch: ESPN+
Can Manchester United’s new-look side keep its place in the top four? What about Newcastle? Is Tottenham going to turn things around to claim a place or will another new name, Brighton or Aston Villa, make their claim? Liverpool’s not out of this, either…
How will the new boys get on? Who will be the surprise package? Can Chelsea salvage any pride from the season? Who will stay up in the congested scrap against relegation?
Those questions will be answered from August 2022 to May 2023, with the full list of Premier League fixtures.
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