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It’s the biggest match in European football: the Champions League final. And with Liverpool and Real Madrid, she also has the most prominent possible squad this year.

A star is on the field for the first time in his life, a referee for him has his own “fan club” or a ball that has no colors but a message of peace.

who – which UEFA Champions League Final between the Liverpool FC with the coach yourgen club And the Real Madrid with the midfielder Toni Kroos This Saturday (9PM / ZDF and DAZN) in Paris offers some weird side stories.

the first show:

Camila Cabello He’s the name of the opening ceremony’s little star – and it’s going to be a very special day for the Grammy-nominated pop star. According to her own statement, the 25-year-old has never participated in any matches on the field. “Football is by far my favorite sport,” she said. Singer With Cuban-American roots anyway: “It’s the only sport I watch and I know what’s going on that my family loves. I’ve wanted to go to matches a few times, but then the dates didn’t work out – so it’s my first match and I’m really looking forward to it.” Her wish for her first show on the field: a penalty shootout. “I hope it’s dramatic because I don’t like it when it’s 3-0 and you know what’s going to happen.”

Fan club:

It is quite possible that on Saturday he will make one or another decision for Rule The cheers will explode. Reason: impartiality Clement Turbin He is French and therefore has a home match. According to UEFA, the 39-year-old from Burgundy has his own fan club. After all: his wife, his three children, his parents, his brother and his first referee coach would certainly be on the field.

Peace symbol:

Because Russia’s aggressive war on Ukraine is still going on, UEFA wants to lead by example. And she does it with the ad space in the picture all the time: Dem a ball. The gaming device will display the letters “Mir | Peace” Bear – up to peace in Russian, Ukrainian or English. The ball will not be sold, but will be auctioned off after the final for UNHCR. According to UEFA, Adidas is “deliberately abandoning colours”. It is said that all eggs symbolize truce, unity and peace.

the lawn:

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chase records:

striker Karim Benzema Real Madrid chasing the final score goal His former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese scored 17 goals in one season with Real Madrid in the 2013/14 season, which is still the best in the Premier League. French Benzema is currently 15 years old. Benzema has already equaled Ronaldo’s record of ten goals in the knockout stage of the 2016-17 season.

Coach Series:

This year, for the fifth time in a row, you will play the Champions League final with at least one German coach. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp continues a streak in which he himself has played a major role in recent years.

German coaches in the Champions League finals:

  • 1997: Ottmar Hitzfeld (Borussia Dortmund/ 3:1 vs Juventus Turin)
  • 1998: Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid / 1-0 vs Juventus Turin).
  • 1999: Ottmar Hitzfeld (Bayern Munich/ 1: 2 against Manchester United)
  • 2001: Ottmar Hitzfeld (Bayern Munich / 5:4 on penalties against Valencia).
  • 2002: Klaus Topmüller (Bayer Leverkusen / 1:2 vs Real Madrid).
  • 2012: Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich / 3:4 IE vs Chelsea).
  • 2013: Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich/2:1 vs Borussia Dortmund)
  • 2013: Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund / 1:2 vs Bayern Munich)
  • 2018: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool / 1:3 vs Real Madrid)
  • 2019: Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2-0 vs Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2020: Hansi Flick (Bayern Munich / 1-0 vs PSG)
  • 2020: Thomas Tuchel (Paris Saint-Germain / 0:1 vs Bayern Munich)
  • 2021: Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea / 1-0 vs Manchester City).
  • 2022: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool FC / opponent is Real Madrid).

Standard coach:

It was for a day yourgen club Already a record coach in the Champions League: having been the first club to reach the first division final with Liverpool, the German coach, having participated in four finals since its introduction in 1992, was on a par with Marcelo Lippi, Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti. A day later, Ancelotti, the former Bayern coach, took the lead after defeating Real Madrid in the semi-finals. However, Klopp is already the only record coach in Germany in terms of final appearances. He beat Jupp Heynckes and Ottmar Hitzfeld, who were finalists three times. However, they both won twice, and Klopp once. Besides Ancelotti, former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is the tournament’s record winner with three titles.

Expected lineups:

Liverpool FC: Allison – Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dyck, Robertson – Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago – Salah, Mane, Luis Diaz

Real Madrid: Courtois – Carvajal, Eder Militao, Alaba, Mendy – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Rule: Clément Turpin (France)

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