19 Jun 2022 | 02:03 | Football
Entering the final at the Stade de France, Liverpool entered the field excitedly and kept putting pressure on Real Madrid. In the 16th minute, Mohamed Salah took a quick kick in the penalty area, but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saved Real Madrid.
Just five minutes later, it was Sadio Mane’s turn to break the hold and then drive a sinking ball from the close corner. However, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois flashed again to help the White Eagles dodge a goal.
In Real Madrid, although they are trying very hard to get the score back, they still face many problems with the opponent’s ability to suppress too much. It wasn’t until the 43rd minute that the Blancos created their first dangerous chance in the final.
From Alaba’s extremely precise long ball, Benzema had a skilful possession phase before firing the ball into Liverpool’s net. However, VAR stepped in and disallowed the French striker’s goal for offside.
In the second half, Liverpool continued to be the team in complete control of the game, pressuring Real Madrid in stifling fashion. However, they had to accept a bucket of cold water as they struggled to figure out a way to penetrate Courtois’ net.
In the 59th minute, Real Madrid counterattacked from the left, Valverde made a wonderful pass from inside, and Vinicius easily put the ball into the empty goal to equalize the score. Receiving a ball, Liverpool used all their attacking power to equalize.
Despite creating many scoring chances, the Cope striker was helpless in the face of a brilliant performance from goalkeeper Courtois. Even Liverpool’s goal has repeatedly swayed after sharp counter-attacks.
In the end, Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0 to officially win the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League. This is the 14th time in the history of the Spanish Royals that they have stood at the top of European club football.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konat, Van Dijk, Robertson, Thiago, Henderson, Fabinho, Diaz, Mane, Salah.
real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Vinicius, Benzema, Valverde.
December 11th, 2021
December 11th, 2021