In addition to the Real Madrid vs Liverpool duel, tomorrow we will have the Carlo Ancelotti vs Jürgen Klopp duel, for which it is worth analyzing the head to head records and who deserves the Champions League final?
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Both coaches have achieved impressive feats in their long careers in soccer, although Carletto's career has a little longer to go because he started his career as a coach of big clubs a long time ago.
Klopp doesn't have as far to go as Carletto, but he has earned his place among the world's elite of big club coaches, most notably by breaking Bayern Munich's absolute dominance with Dortmund.
For this reason, it is worth reviewing some of the head-to-head records between the two managers, as well as analyzing who deserves to win the UEFA Champions League trophy.
Carlo Ancelotti vs. Jürgen Klopp: head to head records
Both coaches already have a long history of head-to-head meetings, given that they have faced each other before at other clubs, so tomorrow's clash will only add one more number to their head to heads.
But in general terms, out of the 10 meetings that both coaches have had against each other during their careers, the advantage goes to Carlo Ancelotti, since out of those 10 duels, 4 wins have been for the Italian and 3 for the German.
They have also drawn 3 times, and although this will be the first time that both coaches will meet in a UEFA Champions League final, both have a long history of meetings.
The first time the two met was in the Champions League Quarter-Finals, in the 2013-2014 season when Ancelotti was in charge of Madrid and Klopp was in charge of Dortmund.
In that duel, the Merengues eliminated the team in black and yellow and advanced to the next round of the tournament.
On the other hand, their last meeting came in the Premier League, in the 2020-2021 season, when the Italian was in charge of Everton and the German was already with Liverpool. On that occasion, Carletto won with a score of 0-2.
That is, so far it has been Ancelotti who has more victories over Klopp.
Who deserves to win the Champions League final?
Although soccer is a sport not of deserving, but of winning, it would be very good for the rivalry of both coaches if the title went to Klopp, since Ancelotti already has the 5 titles of the 5 most important leagues in Europe.
Carletto has won Serie A with Milan, the Premier League with Chelsea, Ligue 1 with PSG, the Bundesliga with Bayer Munich, and most recently La Liga with Real Madrid.
For this reason, and to keep the rivalry between the two coaches going, ideally, it would be Jürgen Klopp who takes home the UEFA Champions League trophy.