Real Madrid Are Crowned European Champions For The 14th Time After Victory Against Liverpool.

Real Madrid have emerged champions of Europe for a record-breaking 14th time following a 1-0 victory against Liverpool in the Champions League final.

The Spanish giants saved their best defensive performance for the most important match of the campaign, having let in lot of goals against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City but had to stage dramatic comebacks en route to this season’s final.

Both teams entered the game at the Stade de France, in Paris on a high, Real Madrid were already crowned La Liga champions last month, and Liverpool were looking to complete a cup treble after missing out on the Premier League title to Man City last weekend.


On a night that should have only been remembered for events on the pitch, though, there were chaotic scenes before kick-off outside the stadium, which saw the kick-off being delayed for 36 minutes.

Liverpool arrived into Paris as the heavy favourites, yet as difficulties outside the ground engulfed the Reds' traveling support, Fans were filmed being tear gassed and pepper sprayed as the situation became dangerous and very scary for all those involved.

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The Premier League giants failed to find their usual rhythm, despite having the best of the first-half, controlling much of the ball and creating chances with six attempts on goal during the opening 22 minutes, forcing Courtois to make two top saves from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the process.

Los Blancos thought they had scored the opening goal in the final minute of the first-half when Karim Benzema took advantage of a mix-up between Alisson Becker and Ibrahima Konate. The Frenchman rolled the ball into an empty net. 

The initial goal stood but following a lengthy VAR review, it was cancelled for offside.

In a repeat of the 2018 Champions League final, where Real Madrid won 3-1 in Kiev, it was Vinicius Jr only goal in the 59th minute that made the difference in Paris.

Liverpool fell victim to a counter-attack, a cross was fired across the box by Federico Valverde which found Vinicius Jr open at the back post.

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The Brazilian took full advantage of Alexander-Arnold falling asleep and converted an easy tap-in, with VAR not intervening on this occasion.

Liverpool and their supporters were left heartbroken, while Thibaut Courtois was unbeatable in the Madrid goal.

The Belgium international and former Chelsea goalkeeper was awarded the Man if the Match after a standout performance that led Real to their 14th European Cup glory (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022). 


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