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Real Madrid caps the season with historic 14th UEFA Champions League title

Written by Ade

Real Madrid has became European champion for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final in France.

The match which started 37 minutes late because of disturbing crowd issues outside the Stade de France was won by Brazil winger Vinícius Júnior for the Spanish side when he applied a close-range finish in the 59th minute from Federico Valverde’s drive across the face of goal.

The first half ended with Trent sending in an excellent cross towards Diaz, who looks to get a head on it but Carvajal for Real Madrid at the back post cleared the danger away.

Real kicked off the second half and gave away the ball straightaway as Alexander Arnold crossed to Diaz but Madrid quickly defended.  The game opened up as both sides started to move the ball as quickly as possible but ended up gifting the other side the ball on several occasions.

Liverpool in the 54th minute gave Real a scare. Mane got a pass from Diaz on the left who teased Carvajal and then gave the ball back to Mane, whose first-time shot was blocked.

Three minutes later, Salah got in space and had 2 stabs on the ball but it was blocked both time. Liverpool called for a handball but was ignored by the ree VAR is not interested.

And a minute later the goal by Vinicius junior

Real goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois was the hero of the day as he was at his best with saves to keep Liverpool at bay.  

The win gave Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti a record fourth European Cup title.

While Madrid completed a Champions League-La Liga double, Liverpool finished a season that promised so much — a week ago, it was in contention for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies — with the two domestic cups in England.

The two squads line-ups:

Liverpool: Alisson, Kelleher, Adrian, Van Dijk, Matip, Konate, Gomez, R.Williams, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Keita, Milner, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliott, Salah, Mane, Diaz, Jota, Firmino, Origi, Minamino

Real Madrid: Courtois, Lunin, Fuidias, Alaba, Militao, Nacho, Carvajal, Mendy, Marcelo, Vallejo, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Camavinga, Vazquez, Ceballos, Isco, Benzema, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo, Bale, Hazard, Asensio, Jovic, Mariano

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