Football Infographic: Champions League Final Trends

The world of football will stop and gaze in collective awe this Saturday, as newly-crowned Spanish champions Atletico Madrid take on city rivals Real in the 22nd annual UEFA Champions League final.

The 155th El Derbi Madrileno will no doubt be the most important ever, such is the modern significance of the Champions League. Indeed, since the tournament was rebranded in 1992, the final of Europe's biggest prize has evolved into the foremost occasion in club football.

Ahead of the big game, this infographic charts the rise of the biggest club game on the planet...


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