How to watch UEFA Champions League final 2022: Liverpool vs Real Madrid live, TV channels, starting line-up, time

A journey that started in September ends on Saturday with the Champions League final kicking off in Paris, with Liverpool taking on Real Madrid. Thirty-two teams battled hard in the group and knockout stages, but only two still have the coveted silverware. After 124 games, 379 goals and countless unforgettable moments, fans around the world can now relive the 2018 final, two legendary clubs. Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm ET at the Stade de France, and we’ll be with you before, during and after all the Champions League final coverage you need.

Here’s our final storyline, how to watch the game, and more:

How to watch and odds

date: Saturday, May 28 | time: 3 p.m. ET
television: CBS | Live: Paramount+ (try it for free)
Place: Stade de France – Saint Denis, France
studio: Kate Abdul, Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher and Mika Richards
commentator: Clive Tedsley and Rob Green | Rules experts: Christina Unkel
on site: Peter Schmeichel, Jules Breach, Jenny Chiu and Guillem Balagué
Odds: Liverpool +104; Draw +270; Madrid +245 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Live Update: Liverpool v Real Madrid

Featured Games | Liverpool v Real Madrid

start eleven

Real Madrid Eleven: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Valverde, Kroos; Benzema, Vinicius

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konat, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Mane, Salah, Diaz.

story plot

Liverpool: Mohamed Salah tweeted his best on May 4 following his semi-final win over Villarreal. “We have a problem to solve,” he tweeted. Make no mistake – Liverpool want revenge. After that 2018 final, they just wanted to see Real Madrid burst into tears at the final whistle. You may recall the game in which Sergio Ramos was all ‘macho’ Randy Savage on Salah and dislocated his shoulder , ended his appearance in the final and nearly put his World Cup chances in jeopardy. Additionally, Loris Karius has had his own nightmarish performance in terms of goalscoring. Not only did he give the first goal to Karim Benzema, he also gave Gareth Bale a handicap before the Welsh striker conceded a shot from 35 yards got an error. Liverpool have since beaten Tottenham in the 2019 final to European glory, so the Reds know how special it feels. It might feel better against this Real Madrid team.

real Madrid: Not many saw the Royals get this far. Remember, they lost at home to Jr. Sheriff Tiraspol in the group stage. But since then, they have broken with the best player in the world, Karim Benzema. They reversed Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16, beat Chelsea again in the quarter-finals, and then they performed a Madrid miracle against Manchester City – Rodrigo’s two goals in the 90th minute forced the Benzema’s extra-time penalty before the win. They’ll go into this game with a lot of confidence, but they won’t panic if they come off early. They’ve shown time and time again that they’re never out, and they’re the real kings in the history of this game. Liverpool may have better players overall, but don’t underestimate Ancelotti’s squad. He went 3-1 in the UCL final.

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Team News

Liverpool: Liverpool’s biggest problem right now in midfield. Fabinho has been dealing with a thigh injury but is expected to be able to play, but Thiago Alcantara is the latest player to take a hit in the half-time against Wolves on Sunday. Played with an Achilles tendon injury. His form in the final is still unclear, but if he doesn’t go, it will be a huge lack of ball-handling creativity for the team as a whole. Without Thiago, the midfield would likely be Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Naby Keita. The latest news about Thiago is that he has travelled and trained with the team, suggesting he may see the pitch on Saturday.

real Madrid: David Alaba is the only injury problem at the moment. A minor leg injury kept him out for the La Liga champions’ final game of the domestic season against Real Betis. He is expected to play, with Ancelotti aiming simply to be cautious with the Austrian defender ahead of the biggest game of the season. Otherwise, Real Madrid appear to be well-rested in this matchup in Paris.


The Reds have won their seventh UCL title to avenge the 2018 final, this time with a stellar performance on goals, with Salah scoring the winner from penalties. Pick: Liverpool 2, Real Madrid 1