UEFA have raised concerns once again after accidentally publishing the “winner” of the Champions League final on their website, before the tie has even taken place.
Liverpool and Real Madrid are set to lock horns in Kiev on the 26th May for European football’s elite prize, but some eagle-eyed viewers were quick to spot that UEFA’s official website had already stated that the English team would be the eventual winners of this year’s competition.
They've only gone and done it again. pic.twitter.com/Yv14KcPEN3
— Anfield Express (@AnfieldExpress) May 4, 2018
Although it was most likely an accidental leak made in preperation for immediate release after the final, it didn’t stop fans on social media being perplexed by the mistake, as this isn’t the first time that European football’s governing body have been embroiled in controversy relating to the Champions League this season.
Previously the Champions League social media accounts have posted photos advertising the quarter final and semi final teams with the subsequent draw showing the represented players on the photos lined up symmetrically to the resulting match ups.
Furthermore, there was even more controversy surrounding a leaked image before the semi-final draw was made that declared that the Italian side would be playing Liverpool at home on the 2nd of May, which then went on to become reality.
— Anfield Express (@AnfieldExpress) April 12, 2018
No doubt if Jürgen Klopp’s side do go onto triumph in the Ukrainian capital later this month people will undoubtedly suggest the final was fixed, but for Liverpool fans they will be hoping it marks a good omen on their quest to become six time champion’s of Europe.