Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur have an opportunity to take their place in history tomorrow evening in European football’s biggest club fixture.
Spurs will face Liverpool in the final for the chance to become the champions of Europe for the first time in their history, while the Reds are looking to secure their sixth title.
The Argentine has a fully fit squad to choose from after Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Harry Winks have all returned to training in the build up to the clash at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Liverpool go into the match as favourites having finished an impressive 26 points ahead of Tottenham in the Premier League table, yet still missed out on a first league title in 19 years having been pipped by Manchester City by a single point.
After such a near miss in the league, the pressure is certainly on Jurgen Klopp’s side to finish the season with a trophy while the tag of underdogs will certainly suit Tottenham.
It should be a fantastic spectacle in Madrid between two sides who love to attack; Spurs fans will be wondering whether Pochettino brings in Kane from the start following his recent ankle issues.
We are 90 minutes away from glory, To Dare is to Do.
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Liverpool are playing in their ninth European Cup/Champions League final – more than any other English side. They’ve won the trophy five times, but have lost their last two finals (2007 and 2018). Liverpool are 20/23 to taste glory in Madrid.
Tottenham Hotspur are playing in their first ever European Cup/Champions League final, and are the eighth different English side to do so. The last five first-time finalists have ended up on the losing side (Chelsea 2008, Arsenal 2006, Monaco 2004, Bayer Leverkusen 2002 and Valencia 2000). Spurs are 33/10 to win.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane scored in the 2018 Champions League final, and could become the first player to score in back-to-back European Cup/Champions League finals since Franz Roth with Bayern Munich in 1975 and 1976. He is 17/4 to score the first goal.
Tottenham’s Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick in their win at Ajax to see them into the final, scoring more goals in that game than he had in his previous 16 appearances in the competition beforehand (2). The Brazilian is 29/10 to score anytime.
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