Liverpool for the third time reached the final of the Champions League and Champions Cup twice in a row
Liverpool defeated Barcelona (4: 0) in the second leg of the Champions League 1/2 final (first game – 0: 3).
The Merseysides for the third time in history reached the final of the main European club tournament twice in a row.
Last season, Liverpool lost in the decisive match of the Champions League to Real Madrid (1: 3).
In 1977, the English club beat Borussia Mönchengladbach (3: 1) in the Champions Cup final, and Brugge (1: 0) in the 78th.
In the 1983/84 season, Liverpool won Roma in the final (1: 1, 4: 2 pen.), And lost the next draw in the decisive match to Juventus (0: 1).
Alisson second season in a row stopped Barcelona in the Champions League playoffs
Liverpool won the Barcelona (4: 0, 0: 3 – the first meeting) and reached the Champions League final.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson played for the second season in a row against the Catalan club in the Champions League and both times did not allow his opponent to enter the next stage of the tournament.
Recall, the Brazilian in the season 2017-18 played for Roma and took part in the matches of the quarter finals against Barcelona (1: 4, 3: 0).
Eric ten Haag: Ajax again has to be in over its head
Ajax head coach Eric ten Hag spoke about the upcoming game with Tottenham in the Champions League semifinals (1-0, the first match).
«In a match with any member of the Premier League, the pace will be higher than usual. We need to be in over our head. This will be the main test tomorrow night. We need to win again, and we will solve this problem using our strengths. We will play only to win. This is a completely new game. Last week we managed to score a very important goal on the road. Tomorrow’s game will take place at a wonderful stadium, the atmosphere will be wonderful, and this should help us. We are healthy, ready and eager for battle. I have already decided who will take the position of right-back, and who will play in the center of the field with Frenkie de Jong. But I won’t tell you that. Crowded stands ensure an excellent atmosphere, as has happened more than once before. The help of the fans is really important, but we have to win the ticket to the final ourselves,» shared the thoughts of ten hag.
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