How many times have two English teams played a Champions League final?
Looking back at the All-English clashes in the previous history of the UEFA Champions League finals, along with the players involved in the games' outcome.
In the Champions League and the European Cup history, there were two occasions where the final has been decided between two English clubs.
2007–08 Manchester United vs. Chelsea
The 2008 Champions League Final between Manchester United and Chelsea took place on 21 May 2008 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. It was the Blues' third appearance in a final of the European club competitions but first in a Champions League final. Also, it was the first time for an all-England final of the competition.
United went into the Champions League final before securing their 17th league title and was undefeated in the 2007-08 Champions League. Chelsea came second in the league, finishing with two fewer points than United, and had lost just one Champions League game during that campaign.
Manchester United won the penalty shootout after the match finished 1-1 following extra time. During the regular game time, the goalscorers were Cristiano Ronaldo for United and Frank Lampard for Chelsea. Cristiano was later the first of the players to miss his penalty during the shootout. Still, luckily for him and his team, John Terry and Nicolas Anelka couldn't find the back of the net for Chelsea.
United could celebrate their second Champions League title and third European premier tier competition trophy.
2018–19 Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur
The second time the Champion League witnessed an all-England final, the stage was set at Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano for the Premier League classic between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. Tottenham were playing their first European Cup final, and Liverpool, their ninth final overall, their second in a row, having been defeated by Real Madrid the previous season. The seventh Champions League final – and the fourth of the decade – to feature two teams from the same national football association.
Liverpool won the final 2–0, striking an early lead from a penalty converted by Mohamed Salah after just 106 seconds of effective play. Divock Origi confirmed Liverpool's win in the 87th minute with a 11-meter ground strike by the substitute player.
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