UEFA Champions League Final Match Preview: Head-to-Head Statistics

Final match facts and figures
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The biggest club competition in Europe is coming to its conclusion this weekend at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

Two Madrid-based teams will be fighting for the UEFA Champions League trophy. Real Madrid CF will be aiming for a tenth Champions League victory while Atlético Madrid will be going for a maiden win.

Here are some facts and figures to take note of before the final:

  •  This is only the first UEFA Champions League Final to be played between two teams from the same city in 59 years.
  •  This is the fifth final played between two teams from the same country.
  •  This is only the second European Cup final for Atlético Madrid while it will be Real Madrid's 13th final.
  •  Full list of Real Madrid Champions League final appearances:

1955/56: Real Madrid CF 4-3 Stade de Reims (Parc des Princes, Paris) 1956/57: Real Madrid CF 2-0 AC Fiorentina (Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid) 1957/58: Real Madrid CF 3-2 AC Milan (Heysel Stadium, Brussels) 1958/59: Real Madrid CF 2-0 Stade de Reims (Neckarstadion, Stuttgart) 1959/60: Real Madrid CF 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt (Hampden Park, Glasgow) 1961/62: SL Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid CF (Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam) 1963/64: FC Internazionale Milano 3-1 Real Madrid CF (Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna) 1965/66: Real Madrid CF 2-1 FK Partizan (Heysel Stadium, Brussels) 1980/81: Liverpool FC 1-0 Real Madrid CF (Parc des Princes, Paris) 1997/98: Juventus 0-1 Real Madrid CF (Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam) 1999/00: Real Madrid CF 3-0 Valencia CF (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) 2001/02: Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-2 Real Madrid CF (Hampden Park, Glasgow)

  •  Atlético's only final appearance was during the 1973/74 season was at Heysel Stadium against FC Bayern Munchen where they had a 1-1 draw in the first leg but lost 4-0 in the replay.
  •  Atlético, if they win, would be the 23rd club to lift the Champions League trophy.
  •  This will be Real Madrid's 25th UEFA Competition final.

 Previous ties

  •  The teams only met once in a European competition in the 1958/59 Euroopean Cup semi-finals. Madrid won 2-1 in the replay after both teams ended level in home and away legs.Background Statistics
  • The two teams' Spanish League and Cup record in 194 meetings is as follows:

Real Madrid 102 wins Atlético Madrid 46 wins Draws 46

  • This season, Atlético Madrid scored their first league win against Real Madrid since 1999.
  • Real Madrid defeated Atlético in this season's Copa del Rey semi-final 5-0 on aggregate.
  • Atlético has been more successful in their Copa del Rey final clashes with Atlético coming out on top four out of five times.
  • Atlético remain unbeaten in this season's UEFA Champions League with nine wins and three draws.
  • Real Madrid meanwhile, have won ten games, had one draw and lost once to Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the quarter finals.
  • Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid's coah is aiming to win his third European Cup. Previous wins were with AC Milan (2003, 2007).
  • Diego Simeone could become only the third non-European coach to lift the trophy and the third Argentinian.
  • Real Madrid's European competition shoot-out record: W1 L2
  • Atlético's European competition shoot-out record: W0 L3
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in 12 out of 13 games against Atlético in all competitions.
  • David Villa has scored nine goals against Real Madrid in his career while playing for Atlético, Barcelona, Valencia and Zaragoza. 

 The final match is scheduled to kick-off at 20:45 CET on May 24, 2014..

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