Allsportspk presents yet another one of its original pieces in the form of a brief post-match S.W.O.T Analysis of UEFA Champions League final that was played between Real Madrid Vs Liverpool.
The analysis will cover the performance of both teams based on expert opinions and audience feedback.
Real Madrid and Liverpool faced each other in the final of Uefa Champions league held at Olimpiyskiy stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Both teams deserved to play the finals as they fought bravely against others in the league.
The journey of both the teams was quite difficult & unique as each one of them faced great teams to get at this point.
Real Madrid defeated Juventus in the quarter finals, when Ronaldo scored the winning goal in the dying minutes of the game.
After that, they played against FC Bayern Munich in the semi-finals and managed to win by a 4-3 aggregate over the German club.
On the other hand, Liverpool defeated Manchester city in the quarter finals.
After that, they faced Roma in the semis and they were victorious against them too as a thrilling match was witnessed by everyone as Liverpool won by 7-6 on aggregate.
Now it was these teams faced each other in the Champions league final.
The Champions League Final was focused on two players Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah as both players were the top scorers in the Champions league and Premier league respectively.
It was a close fight between the two teams but Real Madrid dominated in the second half as Bale’s double strike won them the title.
Methodology: A total score of 1-10 is allotted, based on a total of 6 parameters. And the team with the highest score was a better team in today’s match.
|Attacking Play||Long passes to create goal chances||Poor attacking play||Could have availed the proper chances and scored in the 1st half||Salah was the biggest threat to Madrid||8|
|Mid-fielding||All 3 Midfielders showed great playmaking skills||They were losing possession after some time||If passes were given on the exact place, it could have been a goal||Losing the ball was surely a counter attack||7|
|Defending||Ramos and Varane weren’t letting anybody to pass through them||After Carvajal was injured, the opposite side took more chances||If defenders had tackled at the right time, it would be easy for them to win the match||A slight mistake from the defender could cost them a goal||9|
|Passing||Real’s passing and team play was brilliant||Losing Possession in the midfields||If the passes were more accurate, Real would have won the Title easily||Chance of a counter attack after losing the ball||7|
|Injury Factor||Salah’s injury was a plus point for Real||Carvajal’s injury in the first half||None||None||8|
|Audience Support||Audience Support never mattered for Real Madrid||Liverpool’s fan base was dominant in today’s match||None||None||7|
|Attacking Play||Liverpool’s attack was more dangerous as they were focusing on ground balls||After Mohamed Salah’s injury, the performance of the strikers was lowered||There could have been a goal if the passes were given at the right place||Ronaldo was the main threat to Liverpool||7|
|Mid-fielding||Midfielders were creating chances and they did their job quite well||Trying to give the ball early and losing possession which was resulting in a counter attack||Passes given at the right time could have created a better chance||If ball possession was lost, the opposite team would have won easily||8|
|Defending||Both centre-backs were stopping the opposite strikers with all their force||None||If defenders had took a part in goal scoring then they might have won the match||None||7|
|Passing||Liverpool’s passing was fabulous and was worth watching||They were giving the ball too early which was resulting in loss of possession||Liverpool could have won the title if their team play would have been more efficient||Chance of a counter attack after losing the ball||10|
|Injury Factor||Carvajal’s injury was an opportunity to create chances from the left wing||The injury of their main striker Salah was a shock to Liverpool and their fans||None||None||6|
|Audience Support||A great support from the audience as there were more fans of Liverpool in the crowd||None||None||None||10|
The numerical data clearly indicates that Liverpool had a greater chance of winning this match but due to their tendency of being unable to absorb the pressure, cost them the match.
The squads for both teams that participated in the Champions League Final were as follows:
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Isco Alcaron
- Karim Benzema
- Keylor Navas (GK)
- Luka Modric
- Sergio Ramos (C)
- Toni Kroos
- James Milner
- Jordan Henderson
- Loris Karius
- Mohamed Salah
- Roberto Firmino
- Sadio Mane
- Virgil van Dijk
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