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Two historically humongous football clubs will tussle against one another and bring back memories from the 1981 European Final at Paris. One at the very pinnacle of their Champions League form, eying at the third consecutive European triumph while the other finally regaining lost prestige and glory after years of underwhelming performances, now displaying some of the most scintillating attacking football. 
Thirty seven years later, Real Madrid and Liverpool will face each other in a European Cup final.
That 27th of May in 1981, a goal from Alan Kennedy in the 82nd minute saw the English team become champions at the Parc des Princes. It was the last black night for Los Blancos on a European Final. 

Since then, Liverpool have won two finals against Roma (1984) and Milan (2005) and have lost two more to Juventus (1985) and Milan (2007).
Real have won the six that it has played; against Juventus (1998 and 2017), Valencia (2000), Leverkusen (2002) and Atletico Madrid (2014 and 2016).

Real are now looking for their thirteenth title whilst Liverpool will go for number six.

Poster of European Cup Final, 1981
The two clubs known for their attacking side of football will face each other and it could be one heck of a goal fest. Real's 7-3 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in 1960 has always appeared to be one of those marks that would never be erased from the record books. After all, there are too many defensively-smart teams and coaches in the modern era for such crazy scorelines to happen again in a game of such magnitude.But both the clubs pay more attention to their attack than their defense. Liverpool won 7-6 on aggregate against Roma while Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 4-3. Real Madrid has been sloppy in their defense all throughout the tournament, conceding 3 against Spurs and almost lost defending a 3 goal lead against Juventus in the quarters. 

But would it really be a surprise if Madrid and Liverpool shared 10 or more goals in the Ukrainian capital later this month? Liverpool have scored 40 goals in this season's competition, while the holders have hit 30 themselves.

What's more, the top four scorers in the competition represent the two clubs: Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with 15, with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on 10 each. One further back is Sadio Mane, whose opening goal on Wednesday paved the way for Liverpool to seal a 7-6 semifinal aggregate victory over Roma.

At the other end, unconvincing defending has seen Real concede 12 this season and Liverpool nine; the floodgates, it seems, are open at both ends of the pitch when they play, so be prepared for a white-knuckle ride in the Olympiyskiy Stadium.

It is a classic, heavyweight final match-up, which is appropriate for a city whose mayor is none other than former world champion Vitali Klitschko. Real will start as slight favourites as they attempt to win a third successive Champions League and their 13th European Cup overall.

Liverpool might start as underdogs, but they possess the courage and pace to hurt Real and will not travel with an inferiority complex. It could go either way, but however it ends up, there will be goals.
So be ready for the grandest event of European club football! 
The grand prize for the UEFA Champions League Winner

UEFA Champions League Final, Kiev
Real Madrid vs Liverpool.