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When Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 10 in the Champions League final and became the 14th European champion, Vinissius Jr. scored the only goal. Thekick-off was delayed by more than 30 minutes due to off-ground safety issues and organizational disruption. Jurgen Klopp’s side got off to a better start as Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois brilliantly tapped Sadio Mané’s 21st minute goal from the post. Just before halftime, Karim Benzema had the ball on the net of Los Blancos, but a long VAR check took him offside.
However,Vinicius survived the VAR test and remained fully in the back post to tap Federico Valverde’s cross.
For the third cup final this season, Liverpool were unable to find the net— largely as a result of a performance for the ages from the magnificent Courtois.
The Belgium number one had already thwarted Mohamed Salah at close quarters from Trent AlexanderArnold`s early cutback and he excelled himself midway through the first half when he tipped Mane`s shot against the upright at fullstretch and earned the good fortune of the ball rolling across his goalline and back into his grasp.
The Liverpool defence breathed a sigh of relief as halftime approached when Benzema capitalised upon a penalty box scramble. Even though Fabinho got the final touch of the ball before the France striker scored from an offside position, the Liverpool midfielder was ruled not to have played the ball intentionally.
A cagey start to the second period appeared to be to Madrid`s advantage and, after Salah had a couple of snapshots blocked, the tireless Valverde caught AlexanderArnold napping at the back post and Vinicius completed a simple finish to send the Madrid fans behind the goal wild.Klopp sent Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino after Dani Carvajal suffocated Luis Diaz, but Madrid’s defenses, which appeared irregular at other times during the knockout round, lasted. rice field.
Liverpool could still find 24 shots in the goal, but Courtois must be said not denied-83 minutes after Sarah passed Ferland Mendy and tore her right foot towards the upper corner. His amazing stop brought a familiar finish to Europe’s most successful club.