How did Liverpool and Real Madrid reach the 2022 Champions League final?

It's been a long slog for these two...


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Liverpool meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday – and the two teams have had wildly contrasting routes to the showpiece…

The Premier League challengers became the first English outfit to win all six of their group games and cruised through the knockout rounds, while the Spanish giants suffered an embarrassing defeat to Sheriff Tiraspol before battling past some of the biggest clubs on the continent with plenty of thrills and spills along the way.


Jurgen Klopp will need to rally his troops after agonisingly missing out on the Premier League title by one point last weekend, but the Reds can still complete the treble after winning the EFL Cup and FA Cup earlier in the season.

A repeat of the 2018 Champions League final awaits, and Paddy’s traders make Liverpool the favourites to lift the Champions League trophy and gain revenge for their 3-1 defeat four years ago.

They’ve rustled up a whole host of Champions League final betting markets and you can check out the latest Liverpool v Real Madrid odds on the Paddy Power website.

The big match at the Stade de France in Paris will be the 63rd game of a marathon campaign for Liverpool so you’re forgiven for forgetting how they got here…

Liverpool’s Route To The Champions League Final

Group B

Liverpool 3-2 AC Milan
Porto 1-5 Liverpool
Atletico Madrid 2-3 Liverpool
Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Liverpool 2-0 Porto
AC Milan 1-2 Liverpool

Last 16

Inter Milan 0-2 Liverpool
Liverpool 0-1 Inter Milan

Last Eight

Benfica 1-3 Liverpool
Liverpool 3-3 Benfica

Last Four

Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal
Villarreal 2-3 Liverpool

Real Madrid’s Route To The Champions League Final

Group D

Inter Milan 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff Tiraspol
Shakhtar Donetsk 0-5 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Sheriff Tiraspol 0-3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-0 Inter Milan

Last 16

PSG 1-0 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 3-1 PSG

Last Eight

Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea (AET)

Last Four

Man City 4-3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 3-1 Man City (AET)

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