FINAL LAP TO KIEV



It absolutely a baseless argument if anyone dispute the fact that the champions league is the most followed and watched football competition in the world after the World Cup. With passionate and up to date lovers glued to their television when it is the champions league week. 

We have witnessed spectacular matches, some with shocking and amazing results. The shocking exit of FC Barcelona and Manchester City would forever be a nightmare never to come across for both teams fans. 
With bigger teams tasting defeats at the hands of underrated clubs for example Manchester United defeat at the hand of Spanish team Sevilla. 

The 63rd final of Europe's Premier club football tournament organised by UEFA. The 2018 UEFA Champions League final will be the final match of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League, and the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Champions Club's Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It will be played at the NSC Olimpiysky Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on 26th May, 2018.

Football is definitely a game embedded with foreseen unpredictability and amazement. With just four teams making it to the penultimate quarter before the final in Kiev. Liverpool FC, Real Madrid FC, Roma and Bayern Munich are the teams to fight for a place in the final at Kiev. 

After the semi finals draw, which held on April 13th 2018, 13:00CEST at the UEFA  headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The in form Liverpool side who have had the highest number of goals scored against the yet to be crowned Premier league Champions Manchester City. Liverpool won home and away with an emphatic aggregate of 5 goals to one. With the most in form player  in Premier league at the point, they boast a chance of making a cut at the finals of the Champions league this season. 

The last standing Italian team should not be underrated also, after a superb second leg comeback against FC Barcelona one the competition's favourite. While there is a repetition of previous tie as defending Champions Real Madrid go head to head against crowned German league Champions Bayern Munich. A definite tie to watch out for, which could decide who wins the 2017/18 champions league title. 

Real Madrid travelling to Allianz arena for the first leg against Bayern Munich on April 24th, 2018. Then the return leg at the famous Santiago Bernebeu Stadium on May 1st,2018. While Roma travels to England, Anfield for the first leg April 24th,2018. And the second leg to take place at Stadio Olimpico on May 2nd, 2018.

*Odukoya Adeniyi*
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