UEFA Champions League
Past Masters
Between them Real Madrid and Liverpool have won nearly a third of all finals. Ahead of their quarter-final rematch we look at their place in the competition’s history

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UEFA Champions League
Past Masters
Between them Real Madrid and Liverpool have won nearly a third of all finals. Ahead of their quarter-final rematch we look at their place in the competition’s history

1956

Real Madrid 4-3 Stade de Reims
Alfredo Di Stéfano holds the trophy after Real Madrid win the first final, in Paris.

1957

Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina
Raymond Kopa (left) and Di Stéfano retain the trophy on home turf.

1958

Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan
Goalkeeper Juanito Alonso (right) leads the way as Real Madrid return home from Brussels.

1959

Real Madrid 2-0 Stade de Reims
Real Madrid captain José María Zárragalifts the club’s fourth European Cup in four years.

1960

Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht goalkeeper Egon Loy watches on as Ferenc Puskás scores Real Madrid’s sixth goal at Hampden Park.

1966

Real Madrid 2-1 FK Partizan
Real Madrid return to winning ways. Here goalkeeper José Araquistáin saves a Partizan free-kick.

1977

Liverpool 3-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Kevin Keegan and Ray Clemence embrace after Liverpool win their first European Cup, in Rome. 

1978

Liverpool 1-0 Club Brugge
Phil Thompson flies the flag at Wembley; Kenny Dalglish’s goal earned Liverpool their second successive final triumph.

1981

Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid
Alan Kennedy (left) and Phil Neal parade the trophy after Kennedy’s goal separated the clubs in Paris.

1984

Liverpool 1-1 Roma(aet; Liverpool win 4-2 on penalties)
Manager Joe Fagan is all smiles after Liverpool win their fourth European Cup. 

1998

Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus
After a 32-year drought, Real Madrid are crowned European champions in Amsterdam.

2000

Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia
Fernando Morientes (left) and Aitor Karanka celebrate Real Madrid’s win in Saint-Denis. 

2002

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Zinédine Zidane’s spectacular volley earns Real Madrid victory in Glasgow.

2005

Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan(aet; Liverpool win 3-2 on penalties)
Captain Steven Gerrard shows off the trophy after Liverpool’s stunning comeback in Istanbul.

2014

Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético de Madrid (aet)
A late equaliser by Sergio Ramos takes the Lisbon meeting between the Madrid giants into extra time.

2016

Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético de Madrid(aet; Real Madrid win 5-3 on penalties)
Keylor Navas watches Cristiano Ronaldo secure the trophy from the penalty spot.

2017

Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus
Real Madrid win their 12th European Cup after a commanding display in Cardiff.      

2018

Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Gareth Bale scores with a spectacular overhead kick as Madrid clinched their 13th title and third in a row in Istanbul.

2019

Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Mo Salah (rights) celebrates after opening the scoring from the penalty spot in the 2019 final in Madrid

This is an amended version of a story that appears in the 2018 official UEFA Champions League final programme.

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