Liverpool! Real Madrid! Champions League Final Open Thread

Yes yes yes. The European club championship starts at 1:30 Central. The winner of this yooge deal tournament gets a proportionally extravagant trinquet, which the Spanish call La Orejona (the big-eared one): The Brits call it the Big Cup, and I imagine toffs creaming all over themselves for the generic understatement. OF

Fight! Fight! Fight! BSK-BAY + BAR-CHE 2nd Leg Champions Thread

[Banner via globaltakes.com] We got a true doubleheader today, with an early kickoff in Turkey. That game promises flares in the stands; the one in Catalonia, fireworks on the field. Beşiktaş (Turkey) vs. Bayern Munich (Germany) – 12:00 Central (0-5 aggregate) Beşiktaş went undefeated in the Champions League group stage, albeit against Porto