CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ANCELOTTI REAL MADRID – It will again be Liverpool-Real Madrid in the Champions League final, for the third time in the history of the competition. One victory each: for the ‘Reds’ in 1981 in Paris, for the ‘Blancos’ in Kiev in 2018. This time the final returns to Paris but the venue chosen is the ‘Stade de France’.
Champions League: Ancelotti and Real Madrid overturn it, once again
For the third time in the current competition, Real Madrid reverses a score against and this time the triumph is worth the final. Mahrez’s goal in the 73rd minute puts the ‘Blancos’ in the position of having to score two goals to extend the match in extra time. We arrive at 90 ‘, this time the comeback is by Rodrygo: two goals in just one minute, just enough to extend the match for another half hour. Then comes, on a penalty kick, the signature of the usual Benzema: probably less brilliant than usual but effective. The French star assists Rodrygo’s first goal, gets and converts the penalty. Real Madrid finds the seventeenth final of his career: only three defeats in the final, the last against Liverpool in 1981. A new record also for Carlo Ancelotti, the only coach to reach five Champions League finals. Probably the City, in light of the double challenge, would have deserved something more but Ancelotti still makes the difference with his strategic changes.