Date: 27th May 2018 at 3:15pm
Written by:
Real Madrid
3 – 1
Liverpool

NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium

Champions League Final

26/05/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 61561

Referee: Milorad Mazic

Real Madrid Liverpool
Benzema 51' Bale 64', 83' Mané 55'
Keylor Navas Loris Karius
Dani Carvajal 37 Trent Alexander-Arnold
Sergio Ramos (c) Dejan Lovren
Raphaël Varane Virgil van Dijk
Marcelo Andrew Robertson
Casemiro Jordan Henderson (c)
Toni Kroos Georginio Wijnaldum
Luka Modrić James Milner 83
Isco 61 Sadio Mané
 
Cristiano Ronaldo Mohamed Salah 30
Karim Benzema 89 Roberto Firmino

Substitutes

Kiko Casilla Simon Mignolet
Nacho 37 Nathaniel Clyne
Theo Hernández Ragnar Klavan
Mateo Kovačić Alberto Moreno
Gareth Bale 61 Emre Can 83
Lucas Vázquez Adam Lallana 30
Marco Asensio 89 Dominic Solanke

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 13
5 On Target 2
9 Corners 5
5 Fouls 18
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
66 % 34

All the stats as Liverpool suffer yet more final heartache…

Liverpool’s pursuit of a sixth European Cup fell agonisingly short on Saturday night as reigning champs Real Madrid overcame them 3-1 in the final in Kiev.

Manager Jürgen Klopp named the same starting X1 as for the second leg of the semi-final success over AS Roma, while opposite number Zinedine Zidane fielded the same line-up that had lifted the trophy 12 months prior.

Liverpool’s hopes of success received a huge blow when top-scorer Mohamed Salah was forced from the field during the first half with a painful-looking shoulder injury.

His replacement, Adam Lallana, struggled to make an impact, unlike Real’s Gareth Bale who emerged from the bench on the hour mark to score twice after Sadio Mané had earlier equalised Karim Benzema’s opener.

It was a night to forget for Kop keeper Loris Karius, who was culpable for the first and third goals conceded.

The defeat means English clubs have now lost their past seven UEFA club competition finals against Spanish opposition (four Champions League finals and three UEFA Cup/Europa League finals).


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