This year the 2019 Uefa Champions League final will be an all-English affair with Tottenham Hotspur taking on Liverpool in Madrid. The most-awaited final of all has almost finally arrived and we couldn’t be more excited. After the most perplexing yet mind-blowing semi-finals, both Tottenham and Liverpool have advanced to the finals! Although the chances were completely against these two teams on reaching the finals, they sure proved critics wrong.
Liverpool was said to forfeit the second leg as well against Barcelona. However, the miraculous comeback at Anfield was a feat to witness. Although it seemed to be a done deal that Liverpool would face Ajax in the finals, it just didn’t sit right with the Spurs and in winning on 3 away goals, they taught fans and critics never to count them out.
Now, the question remains as to which one of these teams will emerge as the Champions League victors? Let’s look at opinions of the crowd to find out just where Liverpool and Tottenham stand in the finals!
Tottenham was never expected to make it very far in the Champions League, but their elimination of Man City in the quarter-finals saw their chances of winning the whole competition improve. Against Liverpool, they are valued as underdogs once again. With the Reds having valuable goal-scorers like Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who were recognised for it in the Premier League, taking them on is definitely going to be a tough challenge.
However, Spurs had their very own history-making moment in their semi-final against surprising opponents Ajax. Losing to a single goal at home Tottenham had an uphill battle in the Netherlands. Things got much worse when they went in at half time two-nil down against their Dutch opponents.
But an incredible come back from Spurs in the second half saw them netting 3 goals without reply, including a heartbreaking 96th-minute winner that booked Tottenham’s place in the final on away goals. Again, Liverpool has lots of cup winning history in Europe especially their Istanbul Miracle. But so does Tottenham who were the first British side to win a European competition way back in 1963.
It’s very hard to choose between the two sides from a neutral standpoint but going on recent winning form, it seems that Liverpool will be triumphant over Spurs. But it is best not to rule out Tottenham with the likes of Song and Moura in their goal scoring arsenal.