La Liga 2018/19 Tactical Analysis: Karim Benzema at Real Madrid
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Liverpool has already won two titles this season, the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid is the La Liga champion, having won the championship for the 35th time. In addition, they won the Supercopa de Espana.

Meanwhile, Muller, 32, has twice won the Champions League with Bayern Munich. He has stated his prediction for how things will play out in Paris on Saturday.

The German attacker believes Jurgen Klopp’s team will win in the same manner as they have won their two trophies this season. He told the German news portal TZ:

“You get the feeling that Liverpool is better. But if you see what Real has done both in the league and especially in the Champions League, I wouldn’t write Madrid off. That’s why I say: 2 :2 – and Liverpool wins on penalties.”

On February 27, Liverpool defeated Chelsea 11-10 on penalties in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium. They duplicated the feat in the FA Cup final on May 14, beating the Blues 6-5 in another dramatic shootout at Wembley.

Given the Reds’ previous success, Real Madrid will be wary of Klopp’s team if the final goes to a penalty shootout.

If Thomas Muller’s forecast of a penalty shootout is correct, it will be intriguing to see if Liverpool can maintain their current form.

Their two-shootout victory over Chelsea were tremendous, with the Reds missing only one penalty out of the 17 attempted between the two games.

That will bode well for Jurgen Klopp’s side if the final in Paris does indeed head towards penalties!

Real Madrid, on the other hand, has a track record of success in penalty shootouts. They are the most recent team to win the Champions League in this fashion. Los Blancos overcame Atletico Madrid 5-3 on penalties in 2016 to win their 11th European title.

Following that triumph, Madrid went on to win two more Champions League titles in a row, completing an unprecedented three-peat.

Their most recent Champions League triumph came in 2018, when they defeated the Anfield giants 3-1 in Kyiv.

It didn’t take penalties to separate the two teams that day. However, a winner between the two European heavyweights may be required on Saturday!