Real Madrid are one of the power houses in world football, and not just in Spain’s La Liga. They have won the most titles of any Spanish side, and will look to add another when they play in the Champions League Finals.
Real Madrid will be looking to win their third straight Champions League Final but standing in their way for the first time in a while is an English team in Liverpool, and you can watch the action live on a standard or HD TV, as well as with mobile streaming options using a Free trial.
Champions League Final 2018 Preview
The Champions League began back in the mid 1950’s, back then known as the European Cup, where it originally featured sixteen teams, mostly from outside the UK, with Real Madrid dominating the early years. Fast forward to now, and the competition expands to all corners of Europe, featuring 32 teams during the Group stage in round robin format before sudden death through to the final. Real Madrid really have dominated this competition, winning on twelve occasions, including the last two. They actually won the first five editions before Benfica was victorious in 1961. Liverpool are looking for their sixth title, their first since 2005 and it’s in fact their first final since 2007 when they lost to AC Milan, themselves seven-time winners of the Champions League.
Since the competition has been under the banner ‘Champions League’, Real Madrid are only the third team to reach three straight finals after Milan in 1995 and Juventus in 1998. Quite a remarkable achievement for Zinedine Zidane and his squad, who have been the dominant force in European Football for a number of years. Liverpool has had somewhat of a fairy tale run after their Europa League win last year. Their Semi Final against Roma was just remarkable. Jugen Klopp’s men love to have their backs against the wall and this will be a classic example. He does have star power, with James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain firing lately, but they’ll want to be very good to beat the likes of Ramos, Benzema and Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s form in the Champions League has been unbelievable and is tipped once again to win another Ballon D’or, his sixth, as the best player in the world and has scored the most goals in Champions League history, currently sitting on 120. It shapes up to be a must-see TV.
Champions League Final LIVE Times (AEST)
|Wednesday 13 June||LIVE: Numancia v Valladolid||4.25am||beIN Sports|
|Sunday 17 June||LIVE: Valladolid v Numancia||4.25am||beIN Sports|
Champions League Live Streaming and Free Trial
You won’t find all the excitement of Real Madrid on Free to Air TV, however beIN Sports on Foxtel will provide the best in world football, LIVE and in HD, to include the Spanish La Liga, 2018 Champions League, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and more.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Now’s 2 weeks free streaming TV trial, which has no lock-in contract or equipment fees and will broadcast this exciting football action online*, as well as offering live Champions League Final streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within minutes of getting started.
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Real Madrid Players To Watch
The focus is all about Christiano Ronaldo. The big question mark this season is whether or not his brilliance, whether it be his pace or goal scoring, would decline. To an extent it has, but his spacial awareness and unbelievable precision to find clear air at the right time for a goal scoring chance still makes him one of the most dangerous players in the world. The bad injury he suffered during Euro2016 hasn’t effected him it would seem and he is still a major measuring point as to how successful Real will be this season.
Karim Benzema has had an injury plagued career, but last season was clearly one of his best, scoring at nearly a goal a game, a remarkable record for any goal scorer. He had a stack of injuries last season, seven to be precise, meaning he missed close to 20 games. He is such an important player for Real and if he can stay somewhat injury free, he could have an equally as impressive season compared to last.
Gareth Bale was often jeered and booed last season for Real Madrid, but I think fans are soon realising just how important he is to the success of the club. He was outstanding last season despite several key injuries, and was a big factor last year in keeping Reals La Liga hopes alive, as well as your chance to watch the Champions League online, and that’s not mentioning his remarkable deeds for Wales in Euro2016. He is another player that is injury riddled, but any sign of full fitness from him should see Real Madrid add to their trophy cabinet.