Liverpool v Tottenham
The Champions league final is set to take place on the 1st June, in an all English affair, as Liverpool face off against Tottenham in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. FanDuel Sportsbook make Liverpool the -105 favourites, as they look to improve on their final defeat from last season. Here we cover the run to the final in Spain for each side this season.
Liverpool were drawn in Group C, as they faced off against PSG, Napoli and Crvena Zvezda. This was by far the most competitive group with two of the outright favourites for the competition in opposition. Liverpool progressed through as runners up in the group behind winners PSG. This included the 3-2 victory at home to PSG, and 1-0 success over Napoli in the final game of the group stage.
Following this Liverpool were drawn against five time European Cup winners Bayern Munich. They progressed through as 3-1 winners, following the impressive victory in the Allianz Arena, as Mane scored a brace. A 6-1 defeat of Porto followed in the quarter finals, as they cruised through with ease to set up a semi-final clash with Barcelona.
Messi starred at the Camp Nou, as Liverpool were beaten 3-0 and appeared to be all but out of the competition. However, they produced one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the sport to defeat Barcelona in the second leg, winning 4-0 at Anfield. They now head into the final as the favourites as they look to win their sixth European Cup.
Tottenham were drawn in Group B, as they faced off against Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven. This was another of the most competitive looking groups, as Tottenham progressed through as runners up behind Barcelona. The group stage included key victories following their poor start, as they beat both PSV and Inter Milan with late goals to secure their progression through.
Following this they faced a difficult round of 16 clash with Dortmund. However, they put in an incredible performance over the two legs, winning 4-0 on aggregate. This meant they faced off against Manchester City in a blockbuster clash in the quarter finals. Despite the 4-3 second leg defeat, they progressed through on away goals, in what was one of the most incredible games of football.
The drama did not finish there as they faced Ajax in the semi-finals. Tottenham went into the second half of the second leg 3-0 down on aggregate and needing a minor miracle to turn the tie around. They got this as Lucas Moura provided a hattrick for the side, with a winner in the 96th minute, as Spurs made history and qualified for the final.