The top 50 Champions League final stats

T​he whole world will be watching the Champions League final this Saturday, and that includes all of the footballing statisticians, who'll be keen to see what new pieces of information the match comes up with. Already there is a fascinating wealth of data about the history of the Champions League, and

Olivier Giroud keeps Blues’ top-four hopes alive

Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea kept their top-four hopes alive with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. The Frenchman's flicked header just after the half-hour mark was enough to see off a Liverpool side who appeared jaded following their midweek Champions League exploits. Liverpool

Bayern Vs Real- A high-voltage rivalry

There aren't many international rivalries in club football, given how infrequently teams from separate countries meet each other, but Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid is the most frequently played fixture in Champions League history and there has been plenty of bad blood between the two clubs over the years. Their first

Liverpool vs Roma: The Salah derby

I​t wouldn't be a major surprise if Liverpool and Roma's Champions League semi-final is decided by the brilliance of Mohamed Salah and, if that is the case, then the Italian side will be cursing their luck. Until last summer, the Egyptian was on their side, but he made the switch to

Liverpool can dream of European glory

Pep Guardiola was reeling off a list of grievances about Manchester City's Champions League elimination, from offside goals at Anfield and the Etihad Stadium to his previous experiences with Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz, before he stopped in his tracks and insisted that Liverpool, despite all that, deserved congratulations for