Liverpool vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League Final
Stade De France
Real Madrid and Liverpool, two of the most successful teams in Europe locked horns in Paris on Saturday. Liverpool dictated the play for most of the contest, which was brilliantly defended by the Madridistas, especially by the goalkeeper. Los Blancos, however, were able to produce a threat often on the counter.
Vinicius Junior, was able to convert one of those to score the only goal of the fixture. The Reds being unable to find the equaliser, had to settle for a double. Real meanwhile, raised the famous trophy for the 14th time.
Full time score: Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid
Goal: Vinicius Júnior (59′)
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson (Keïta 77), Fabinho, Thiago (Firmino 77); Salah, Mané, Luis Díaz (Jota 65)
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić (Ceballos 90); Valverde (Camavinga 86), Benzema, Vinícius Júnior (Rodrygo 90+3)
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Post match reactions
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach: “I cannot believe I’ve won four Champions Leagues! It was a difficult game, we suffered in the first half but in the end with all the games we played I think we deserved to win this competition. We’ve achieved something that nobody expected of us at the start of the season, and we’ve done that thanks to our quality, our commitment, our history, everything. We’re very happy.”
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid captain: “We’re so happy and proud of this team. We’ve done the double and deservedly so. It was a tough game but it always is in the Champions League, and more so in a final. It means so much to me to win another Champions League here in my home country.”
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager: “The problem is when you play against Real Madrid and they play that deep, their counterattacking threat is immense. I saw us doing a lot of good things, but it was not enough. We accept that. They scored a goal and we didn’t – that’s the easiest explanation in the world of football. It’s harsh, but we respect that of course.”