Despite the tension — as well as the lack of communication — between Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, the two parties met last night in Paris for dinner.
The dinner was held at Louvre Museum, in Les Salles du Carrousel, where UEFA hosted both Real Madrid and Liverpool at a table.
It was ‘cordial’ according to reports in Spain and France. Neither of the parties brought up the European Super League — the subject which has been the source of the overarching tension. Florentino even presented Ceferin with a gift — a replica model of the new Santiago Bernabeu stadium:
✨ ⚽ A fantastic night in the city of light! It was our pleasure to host the finalists of the greatest football competition in the world at the @ChampionsLeague celebration party in Paris.— UEFA (@UEFA) May 28, 2022
@LFC X @realmadrid X #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/z3ouRW0odZ
The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool tonight will be played at Stade de France in Paris at 21:00 CET. Managing Madrid will have you covered extensively in article, audio, and video form.
Here is some pre-game coverage in case you missed it.