By The Numbers brings you the best stats from a fitting finale for another sensational European club season
This is the third straight European Cup final to end 1-0, the longest streak of finals ending with the same score since 6 straight finals ended exactly 1-0 between 1977-78 and 1982-83.
Jurgen Klopp has now tied Marcello Lippi for most defeats in a UCL final with 3 (Borussia Dortmund 2013, Liverpool 2018, 2022).
Jordan Henderson is the first Englishman to start a European Cup/Champions League final as captain as many as three times.
Carlo Ancelotti is the first head coach ever to win four European Cup titles (AC Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014, 2022).
Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Isco, Gareth Bale, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, and Nacho have joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the only players to win 5 Champions League (era) titles. Including the European Cup, there are 10 others who have five. Paco Gento has won the most, with six European Cups.
Real Madrid may have just completed the greatest Champions League run of all time.
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Thibaut Courtois made nine saves on Saturday, the most by a goalkeeper in a Champions League Final since at least 2004. In fact, Courtois’ 59 saves are the most in a single UCL campaign since that same time frame.
2.14 vs 0.88
Liverpool had 2.14 expected goals compared to 0.88 for Real Madrid. Liverpool’s 2.14 xG is the 2nd-most by any team without a goal in this season’s CL.
10.1 vs 13.8
The aggregate xG Real Madrid have had in this season’s CL KO Stage… Real Madrid: 10.1 vs Opponents: 13.8.
Real Madrid have won the title in 14 of its 17 European Cup Final appearances; that is the highest title percent (82.35%) in European Cup Final history.
21 y, 320 d
At 21 years, 320 days, Vinicius Jr is the second youngest Real Madrid player to score in a European Cup final (since 1955-56), after Marco Asensio (21y-133d) in 2017.
(Stats courtesy ESPN’s Stats & Information Group)