Friday, 07 October 2022

Real Madrid beat Liverpool to become the European champions for 14th time

Real Madrid beat Liverpool to become the European champions for 14th time

Real Madrid became the European champions for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final at the Stade de France in Paris. Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior kicked in from a close-range finish in the 59th minute from Federico Valverde's drive across a face of goal, securing a 1-0 lead for Madrid that remained intact until the final whistle.

Liverpool, who finished the season with two domestic cups in England, couldn't get past Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The Madrid goalkeeper tipped Sadio Mane's first-half shot onto the post and produced an even better save to turn Mohamed Salah's effort away in the 81st minute.

With the win, Madrid now owns double the number of European Cups as the No. 2 on the list, AC Milan, who have seven under their belt. Liverpool remains on six.

Carlo Ancelotti now is the only manager to win four Champions League titles, surpassing Bob Paisley's three European Cups with Liverpool and Zinedine Zidane's hat-trick as Madrid gaffer.

Earlier, the game was evenly excited at 0-0 by the halftime, with Liverpool hitting the post and enjoying the possession in the first 45 minutes.

Real Madrid beat Liverpool to become the European champions for 14th time 1Twitter image: @realmadrid

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There was a 36-minute delay to the kick-off as police tried to hold off people trying to force their way into the stadium. About 15 minutes before the scheduled kick-off of 9 pm local time (1900 GMT), a piece of news was made that there would be a postponed match, blaming the late arrival of fans to the venue.

While both teams got off to a cautious start, Sadio Mane came even closer in the 21st minute with a low shot that Madrid goalkeeper Courtois managed to tip onto the post. Liverpool continued with their high-pressing game with Mohamed Salah testing the Spanish goalkeeper twice, searching for a lead.

About 15 minutes before the scheduled kick-off of 9 pm local time, an announcement was made that there would be a delay. Jeers inside the stadium greeted it.

Liverpool said it was "very disappointed" with the security issues experienced by its fans which were reminiscent of last summer outside Wembley before the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy. That was mainly due to England fans aggressively trying to get into their home stadium.

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