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  • Writer's pictureBruno Asoka

Los Blancos crowned Champions of Europe for the 14th time

Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League trophy after beating Liverpool 1-0 at Stade de France in Paris. They have now won it a record 14 times.

The atmosphere was at fever pitch as a great tempo to the buildup got every fan with eagerness as to what awaits them in this great final between Europe’s best clubs so far in this season.

Unfortunately, there was more than half an hour delay but this could not put off the teams even as they waited. Liverpool was aiming to revenge after losing in the 2018 Final against this same team of Real Madrid.

The game was tense and tight on both ends. Liverpool created a flurry of chances but Thibaut Courtois and his back line stood tall. But there was a scare before the break when Karim Benzema tried to round the keeper, Allison Becker, palmed the ball away only to be deflected by Fabinho’s knee back to Benzema who slotted it in. Controversially, the goal was ruled for offside after a lengthy VAR check denying the Spanish champions from going into the break with the lead.

After the break, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s men who came out strongly and began to take hold of the game. Not long and Los Blancos found the opener on the hour mark. It was Federico Valverde’s low cross that found Vinicius Junior in the far post to tap in from close range giving Madrid the lead.

Liverpool mounted a comeback as they required all hands on deck to get something out of this game and the response from falling behind. Courtois was determined to keep is his net allergic to the ball as he denied Mo Salah from a tight angle .Unbelievable! Seemed like a clear goal to Salah but Courtois arrived on time to make a brilliant save.

Jürgen Klopp’s men could not find a breakthrough and eventually the game ended as they once more got axed by Madrid in the final. A fourth European crown for Carlo Ancelotti is an all-time record overseeing one of the great UCL campaigns.

Real Madrid have now won 14 UCL trophies and ended the season with a treble after winning La Liga, Spanish Super Cup and now the Champions League.

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