In the Champions League final, Liverpool with Mohamed Salah shared their trump card with Real Madrid with Karim Benzema at the Stade de France in the second leg of 2018. Real Madrid, under the management of Carlo Ancelotti, who reached the end happy 13 times and brought the trophy the most to her museum, took the field for the 14th time to become the biggest in Europe. Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool want their 7th victory.
Liverpool played an active game in the first half of the game. Looking for a goal in Real’s castle with Salah and Mane, the Reds couldn’t find the goal they were looking for.
In the 43rd minute, Real Madrid took a 1-0 lead with Benzema’s goal, but the goal was disallowed due to offside. After a 3-minute VAR review, it was decided that the offside was okay. The first half ended with this score.
The English team started the second half effectively. Jürgen Klopp’s pupils, who created danger with the ball in the opposing half, looked for goals right, left and through the middle, but they forgot one thing: Real Madrid’s Belgian goalkeeper Courtois. The seasoned glove failed to allow Liverpoo’s guns to score. Real Madrid took a 1-0 lead thanks to a 59th-minute Vinicius Junior goal.
In the remaining minutes of the match, the play that broke down in Madrid’s half did not change the score and Real Madrid won the game 1-0 and secured the 14th Champions League trophy.
⏱ a’ Liverpool have started the Champions League final.
⏱ 13′ In the giant game, the position has not yet been realized. With the ball, Liverpool are ahead with 54% against Real Madrid.
⏱ 16′ Liverpool came very close to the goal. From the right side, Alexander Arnold threw a pass into the penalty area. The Egyptian footballer fired the ball which came to Mohamed Salah with his heel, goalkeeper Courtois controlled the ball at the last moment.
⏱ 17′ The English team proved to be once again effective. From a distance of around 30 meters outside the penalty area, Tiago fired his shot, which the Madrid keeper controlled with two shots.
⏱ 18′ Liverpool turned up the pressure in those minutes. Mohamed Salah fired from outside the penalty area, Courtois again didn’t concede the goal.
⏱ 21′ The Reds came very close to the goal. Sadio Mané enters the penalty area, crushes his opponents, takes a shot, goalkeeper Courtois touches the ball with his fingertips and returns from the round leather post.
⏱ 34′ Liverpool proved effective once again. Alexander Arnold sent in midfield from the right wing. Mohamed Salah directs his arrival, but Courtois has control of the ball.
⏱ 43′ Real Madrid took a 1-0 lead with Benzema’s goal but the goal was disallowed due to offside.
📺 YES | 45+2′ After the VAR review, it was decided that the offside was correct.
⏱ 54′ Liverpool started the second half effectively. Again from the right, Alexander Arnold cut a solid cross. Courtois took the ball past Tiago.
⚽ PURPOSE | 59′ Real Madrid took the 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from Vinicius Junior. From the right corner, Valverde sent in a hard cross from the ground. Vinicius, who is at the far post, only has to send the ball into the empty net.
⏱ 64′ Liverpool came close to scoring once again with Mohamed Salah. On the right wing, the Egyptian footballer passed his opponent and opened the field for a shot. The star footballer sent the ball towards the corner, but Courtois slapped the ball and prevented the goal.
⏱ 69′ Courtios continues to stop Salah. Diogo Jota got up and hit his head on the inside left diagonal of the ball, which came high into the penalty area. The ball lands on the far post. There, Mohamed Salah caught the ball before the ball went out, but the Belgian keeper didn’t allow the goal once again.
⏱ 79′ Courtois again, Courtois again… Once again, Liverpool came very close to the goal. Salah had a relationship with Mane. The Egyptian footballer fired, hitting Diogo Jota with the ball heading towards the goal, but Courtois reached out again and took the ball into the corner.
⏱ 82′ Salah and Courtois clashed again. Moving with the ball sent into the back of the defence, Salah controlled the ball, corrected it and shot, but goalkeeper Courtois didn’t allow the goal.
Status: Stade de France
Referees: Clement Turpin xx, Nicolas Danos xx, Cyril Gringore xx
Liverpool: Alisson x, Alexander-Arnold xx, Konate xx, van Dijk xx, Robertson xx, Fabinho xx, Henderson x (Naby Keita min. 77 xx), Thiago xx (Roberto Firmino min. 77 xx), Salah xx, Diaz x (Diogo ) Jota min 65 x), mane x
Replacements: Kelleher, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas, Joel Matip, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Takumi Minamino, Harvey Elliott
Technical director: Jurgen Klopp
Real Madrid: Courtois xxx, Carvajal xx, Militao xx, Alaba xx, Mendy xx, Casemiro xx, Modric xx (Dani Ceballos min. 90?), Kroos xx, Valverde xxx (Eduardo Camavinga min. 85?), Vinicius Junior xxx (Rodrygo min. 90+3?), Benzema xx
Replacements: Lunin, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Isco, Gareth Bale, Mariano Diaz
Technical director: Carlo Ancelotti
Objective: Vinicius Junior (min. 59) (Real Madrid)
Yellow card: Fabinho (Liverpool)