A Madrid of Champions, by Juan Carlos Rivero

A Champions final is the most of the most. UEFA had the ability to maintain the essence of a legendary and extraordinarily desired tournament by modifying the format to achieve a brutal climax, which just arrived on Saturday in a final that is the most repeated in the competition. It will be the third time that Real Madrid and Liverpool meet in the last step, with a title each so far.

The data from both clubs is tremendous: Real Madrid reaches its fifth final of the last 9 editions, and has won all 4, while Liverpool plays the third of the last five, with a win and a loss, precisely against Madrid .

All the Champions finals are attractive, today’s brings together legend, present, history and pending accounts. Madrid reaches this final after an epic journey lived on a knife edge, and not once, but three times. It wasn’t so much to beat PSG Mbappe y MessiChelsea’s Kanteand the City of Guardiolabut how to get it. Each of these impacts has raised interest in the final from all sectors, those who want the white victory and those who do not.

The relationship that Real Madrid maintains with this tournament is unparalleled, it has been created over time. With worse or better teams, he faces each season with the illusion of winning it, he has gone 32 years without doing it, he has fallen in the round of 16 eight seasons in a row, and he has lost finals, three to be more specific, but he never stops thinking that it is a tournament made to conquer it. That’s your DNA.