UEFA Champions League Final (LIVE UPDATES): Liverpool, Tottenham battle for top prize

Champions League Final Ultimate Guide: Liverpool vs Tottenham in blockbuster decider [Photo: Fox Sports]
Champions League Final Ultimate Guide: Liverpool vs Tottenham in blockbuster decider [Photo: Fox Sports]

English clubs Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are set for a crunch clash in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.

While the Reds came quite close last year, making it to the final before losing to Real Madrid, this should pass as the biggest match in Spurs’ history as they are only making it this far ever.

Apart from the head-to-head record clearly in favour of Liverpool, Tottenham have never won in Spain before.

They drew three and lost three of their last six visits, and their second-leg triumph over Ajax is one of only two wins from their last eight matches across all competitions.

As for Liverpool, success on Saturday would give them a sixth European crown – twice as many as any other English club – and this will be their 21st European final overall too, including three in the last three years.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for the live updates.

Kick off is 8.00pm.


TOTTENHAM STARTING XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Winks; Alli, Eriksen, Son; Kane

SUBS: Gazzaniga, Vorm, Sanchez, Foyth, Davies, Aurier, Dier, Walker-Peters, Wanyama, Lucas Moura, Lamela, Llorente

LIVERPOOL STARTING XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

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SUBS: Mignolet, Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Brewster, Origi, Kelleher


KICK OFF


The two teams have marched in to the fully-filled Estadio Metropolitan in Madrid


This will be the second all-English European Cup/Champions League final, with Manchester United beating Chelsea on penalties in 2008 in the other.



One minute silence in memory of Antonio Reyes


Shout for a handball … and Liverpool win a penalty kick after 30 seconds


Salah to take the kick… and he scores!!!!


Liverpool have taken an early lead


Tottenham win the first corner kick of the gane


Salah has now scored six goals versus Spurs


Seven England internationals on the pitch.. Five with Spurs and two with Liverpool


Sissoko tries a shot from outside the box… but it is off target


The pace of Liverpool in the game has been phenomenal


The Reds have their own corner kick but punched away by Hugo Lloris


Harry Kane wins a free kick for Spurs but Liverpool have checkmated their run


Mohamed Salah is the fifth different African player to score in a Champions League/European Cup final after Rabah Madjer, Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba and Sadio Mane


Throw-in for Liverpool


Arnold with a well-hit shot for Liverpool but inches wide


Play has been temporary halted


We are back on


Salah’s effort blocked and Liverpool win another corner kick


Danny Rose with a crucial interception for Tottenham


Liverpool pressing hard for a second goal and they have another corner kick


Son ruled offside


Fabinho brings down Kane and Tottenham take a quick free kick



Sissoko tries to send a pass but Liverpool defend well


Spurs have the higher ball possession for now 65% while Liverpool have 35%


Corner kick taken and Salah volleys ball high



Liverpool keep the pressure as they win another corner kick again


Salah takes it but easily dealt with by Son


Dele Alli makes a faulty pass and the Liverpool keeper makes an easy save


Two minutes added time


Eriksen blows away a good chance for Tottenham


Liverpool have a one-goal lead into half time thanks to a Salah penalty two minutes in. It has not been an explosive match so far but at least we have plenty still to play for in the second half.


Second half already underway.. Tottenham get the ball rolling


Tripper with a lob.. Dele Alli nods down but no Spurs player around to connect


Robertson with a tame shot from outside the box.. No hassles for the Tottenham goalkeeper


Dele Alli has his effort blocked at close range


Danny Rose brought down and Spurs get a free kick


Liverpool coach makes his first change.. Roberto Firmino goes out for Origi


James Milner come quite close to scoring for Liverpool


Sissoko and Rose down for Spurs


Dele Alli with a chip but Allison in goal for Liverpool makes an easy save


Van Dijk makes a crucial block to stop Son


Time running out for Spurs.. Still 1-0 in favour of Liverpool


Dele Alli nods the over bar


Double save by Allison for Liverpool


Llorente comes in for Dele Alli


Free kick for Tottenham at the edge of Liverpool box


Eriksen takes it.. And Allison pushes away for a corner kick


Son comes close but he is in an offside position


Origi.. Scores!


Low.. Hard and True. Origi may have sealed this for Liverpool


Five minutes added time


Son shoots and Allison pushes away for a corner kick again


Divock Origi is only the second Belgium player to score in a Champions League/European Cup final after Yannick Carrasco for Atletico vs Real Madrid in 2016


Full Time.. Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool













































































 

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