And just like that, it’s an all-Premier League European Cup final.
You just wonder that with all the money these clubs spend, year in, year out, that they don’t dominate the competition every season.
Obviously, I’m not saying money is the only factor that determines success in football.
But looking at the English top six, who are all in the world’s top-20 richest clubs, all of them were in the knockout phase of European competition.
Four of them each played in a semifinal too.
Now if you see how these teams performed in domestic competition, you start to see the difference that money makes on the continent.
Arsenal and Chelsea, Europa League finalists, sukkeled big time to make the Prem top four, before the Blues took third place last weekend from Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur.
These topsy-turvy results will happen in the Prem.
But in Europe, where the amount of money you spend at the top of the game has a tighter relationship with success, you see it clearly.
Look at the semifinal where Spurs’ squad has a market value much higher than Ajax’s and Liverpool and Barca are pretty much on par.
So will we see more Prem domination in the future? Sure.
It wasn’t too long ago when Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea were all in successive finals from 2005 to 2009.
But before I make this sound like money makes English success inevitable, it looked far from inevitable at the start of this week.
I have to praise both Liverpool and Spurs for making the final with some spectacular comeback victories.
Ahead of the first leg, Liverpool looked the likely winners of their contest with Barcelona.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had all the qualities to beat Lionel Messi’s team, who looked even more heavily reliant on the great man.
The Reds’ relentless pace and pressing was always going to cause problems for the La Liga champions.
All Liverpool lacked at Camp Nou was the precision to make their win at Anfield look a formality.
Speaking of formalities, Spurs knocked out a team captained by a 19-year-old that had to play the entire qualifying schedule.
But what a team! It was heartbreaking to see Ajax fall short after such a long and thrilling journey.
They had beaten Real Madrid and Juventus en route to the semis.
And after going 3-0 up in tie at halftime of the second leg, it all seemed to catch up to them.
Hakim Ziyech was inches from putting the Dutch kids through as skipper Matthijs de Ligt, Donny van de Beek and Frenkie de Jong showed they have brilliant futures ahead of them.
But Spurs tested them physically and all of Lucas Moura’s goals came from second-ball situations.
Now back to that all-English final... can it really top what we saw this week?