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Liverpool won the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, played at the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0. The Reds took an early lead, and spent the majority of the match defending it, before finally sealing victory late on. The win was made all the more sweeter due to their defeat to Real Madrid in the previous final.

Build-up

Liverpool’s campaign began in the group-stage, with qualifiers no longer required for Premier League sides. Their opponents were Paris Saint Germain, Napoli, and Red Star Belgrade, with the group seen as one of the toughest in the competition. The Reds progressed by the skin of their teeth, requiring a 1-0 victory over Napoli at Anfield to prevail over the Italian side on ‘goals scored’.

They were drawn to European giants, Bayern Munich, in a highly anticipated tie. Following a 0-0 draw at home, Liverpool travelled to Germany, and returned with a convincing 3-1 victory to send them through. Porto were then the opposition in the quarter-finals, with the sides having met in the previous victory, with Liverpool emerging 5-0 winners. The Reds progressed with similar ease, a 6-1 aggregate victory to reach the semi-finals.

In the semis, the opponents were Barcelona. After the first leg, many judged the tie to be over, with the Catalans bringing a 3-0 lead to Anfield. Liverpool however, had other ideas. One of the club’s greatest European nights followed, smashing Barcelona 4-0 to reach a second consecutive European Cup final.

The result was an all-English tie, with Tottenham Hotspur reaching their first final. Liverpool were seen to be clear favourites, having finished 26 points clear of the London side in the Premier League, as well as beating them home and away during the campaign.

The Match

TBA

Details

1 June 2019 Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Salah (pen 2)
Origi (87)


Team

Starting 11

Substitutes

Notes

  • Jordan Henderson won his first trophy as Liverpool captain.
  • Daniel Sturridge finally won his first trophy with the club, having gone longer than any other Liverpool player in history without winning one.
  • Eight of the starting XI had started in the previous final.

See Also

2018-19 season


Liverpool F.C. finals
FA Cup: 191419501965197119741977198619881989199219962001200620122022

League Cup/EFL Cup: 1978198119821983198419871995200120032005201220162022


European Cup/Champions League: 1977197819811984198520052007201820192022


UEFA Cup/Europa League: 1973197620012016


Intercontinental/Club World Cup: 1981198420052019


European Cup Winners Cup: 1966


UEFA Super Cup: 197719781984200120052019


Charity/Community Shield: 192219641965196619711974197619771979198019821983198419861988198919901992200120022006201920202022
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