Spanish Giants, Real Madrid have emerged winners of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League. The Los Blancos won 3 -1 against English side, Liverpool FC. A mistake from Liverpool’s goalkeeper gave Real Madrid the opener as Kareem Benzema took advantage of it to hit the back of the net in the second half.
However, a nice effort from Sadio Mane got Liverpool the equalizer which didn’t last too long as Gareth Bale came in from the bench and handed Real Madrid 2 goals to make it 3 – 1.
Mo Salah who was injured in a tackle by Sergio Ramos is said to suffer from a dislocated shoulder, which would make him almost certain to miss the World Cup.
Below is the major highlights.
30 min: Mo Salah left the field in tears with a dislocated shoulder.
51 min: Karim Benzema gave Real the lead after a staggering mistake from the goalkeeper Lorus Karius.
55 min: Sadio Mane, Liverpool’s best player, grabbed an instant equaliser from Dejan Lovren’s header.
64 min: Gareth Bale, just on as a substitute, gave Real the lead with an astonishing overhead kick from 15 yards.
70 min: Mane hit the post from 20 yards.
83 min: Bale scored his second with the help of another hideous howler from Karius.
Zinedine Zidane “To win three CL trophies with this club is magnificent. It’s an unbelievable feeling, and we don’t quite realise what we have achieved yet. Gareth’s goal was magnificent, congratulations to him. [Was it better than yours, baldy?] It’s not the same thing, but this is just the latest one that we’ve witnessed. [Can you win four in a row?] We’ll enjoy the moment first, we had a complicated season but this makes us really happy.”
Jurgen Klopp “How couldn’t I feel for the players? There isn’t a lot to say: we started well and played exactly as we wanted to play. The situation with Ramos and Mo – that looks really bad, and it was a shock for the team. We lost our positive momentum. Half-time, came in, and then what can I say about the goals. We scored one, they scored three, that’s the result.
“Mo’s World Cup place is in doubt. He would have played on if he could. I think he’s in hospital at the moment having an X-ray. It doesn’t look good.
“What can I say? Loris knows it, everybody knows it. It’s a shame in a game like this and after a season like this. I really feel for him; he’s a fantastic boy. I think the second mistake is because of the first one. It’s really difficult to get rid of the bad thoughts in your mind.
“Bale’s goal was unbelievable. We did what we could, the boys tried everything. It was not the best script for us tonight. I know [we had a great campaign] but I can’t feel it. You go to a final to win it, and if you don’t you feel like you failed. It was a proper chance for us tonight and we didn’t take it. There’s nothing else to say.”