2018 UEFA Champions League Final

The finals of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League season.

The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final was the last game of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, Europe's top club football tournament run by UEFA. It was played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on 26 May 2018.[5] The game was between reigning champions Real Madrid, and five-time winners Liverpool. Madrid opened the scoring in the second half with a goal from Karim Benzema, but Liverpool quickly equalised through Sadio Mané. Gareth Bale then scored two goals for Real Madrid to win the game, which finished 3-1.

2018 UEFA Champions League Final
Real Madrid C.F. the Winner Of The Champions League in 2018.jpg
Real Madrid players celebrate after lifting the trophy for the 13th time.
Event2017–18 UEFA Champions League
Date26 May 2018 (2018-05-26)
VenueNSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev
Man of the MatchGareth Bale (Real Madrid)[1]
RefereeMilorad Mažić (Serbia)[2]
Attendance61,561[3]
WeatherSunny
20 °C (68 °F)
37% humidity[4]
2017
2019

Road to the finalEdit

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

  Real Madrid Round   Liverpool
Bye Qualifying phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Play-off round   1899 Hoffenheim 6–3 2–1 (A) 4–2 (H)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  APOEL 3–0 (H) Matchday 1   Sevilla 2–2 (H)
  Borussia Dortmund 3–1 (A) Matchday 2   Spartak Moscow 1–1 (A)
  Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 (H) Matchday 3   Maribor 7–0 (A)
  Tottenham Hotspur 1–3 (A) Matchday 4   Maribor 3–0 (H)
  APOEL 6–0 (A) Matchday 5   Sevilla 3–3 (A)
  Borussia Dortmund 3–2 (H) Matchday 6   Spartak Moscow 7–0 (H)
Group H runners-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Tottenham Hotspur 6 16
2   Real Madrid 6 13
3   Borussia Dortmund 6 2
4   APOEL 6 2
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group E winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Liverpool 6 12
2   Sevilla 6 9
3   Spartak Moscow 6 6
4   Maribor 6 3
Source: UEFA
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Paris Saint-Germain 5–2 3–1 (H) 2–1 (A) Round of 16   Porto 5–0 5–0 (A) 0–0 (H)
  Juventus 4–3 3–0 (A) 1–3 (H) Quarter-finals   Manchester City 5–1 3–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
  Bayern Munich 4–3 2–1 (A) 2–2 (H) Semi-finals   Roma 7–6 5–2 (H) 2–4 (A)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

The "home" team (for business reasons) was decided by an extra draw held after the semi-final draw. It was held on 13 April 2018, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[6]

Real Madrid  3–1  Liverpool
Benzema   51' Bale   64'83' Report Mané   55'


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real Madrid[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liverpool[4]
GK 1   Keylor Navas
RB 2   Dani Carvajal   37'
CB 5   Raphaël Varane
CB 4   Sergio Ramos (c)
LB 12   Marcelo
CM 10   Luka Modrić
CM 14   Casemiro
CM 8   Toni Kroos
AM 22   Isco   61'
CF 9   Karim Benzema   89'
CF 7   Cristiano Ronaldo
Substitutes:
GK 13   Kiko Casilla
DF 6   Nacho   37'
DF 15   Theo Hernández
MF 20   Marco Asensio   89'
MF 23   Mateo Kovačić
FW 11   Gareth Bale   61'
FW 17   Lucas Vázquez
Manager:
  Zinedine Zidane
 
GK 1   Loris Karius
RB 66   Trent Alexander-Arnold
CB 6   Dejan Lovren
CB 4   Virgil van Dijk
LB 26   Andrew Robertson
CM 7   James Milner   83'
CM 14   Jordan Henderson (c)
CM 5   Georginio Wijnaldum
RF 11   Mohamed Salah   31'
CF 9   Roberto Firmino
LF 19   Sadio Mané   82'
Substitutes:
GK 22   Simon Mignolet
DF 2   Nathaniel Clyne
DF 17   Ragnar Klavan
DF 18   Alberto Moreno
MF 20   Adam Lallana   31'
MF 23   Emre Can   83'
FW 29   Dominic Solanke
Manager:
  Jürgen Klopp

Man of the Match:
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Milovan Ristić (Serbia)
Dalibor Đurđević (Serbia)
Fourth official:[2]
Clément Turpin (France)
Additional assistant referees:[2]
Nenad Đokić (Serbia)
Danilo Grujić (Serbia)
Reserve assistant referee:[2]
Nemanja Petrović (Serbia)

Match rules[7]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

Match RecordsEdit

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bale named Champions League final man of the match". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Milorad Mažić to referee Champions League final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Full Time Report Final – Real Madrid v Liverpool" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Tactical Line-ups – Final – Saturday 26 May 2018" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  5. "Kyiv to host 2018 Champions League final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  6. "Semi-final and final draws". UEFA.com.
  7. "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2017/18 Season" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 April 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Team statistics" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.