Real Madrid won the Champions League for the 14th time on Saturday, defeating Liverpool in front of a sell-out crowd at Stade de France. Real Madrid earned another feather to their cap this season by capturing the largest European trophy, following their La Liga victory. Carlo Ancelotti’s side got the better of the Reds and won 1-0 against the Premier League giants. Vinicius Jr scored the Los Blancos’ goal.
Vinicius took full advantage of Fede Valverde’s pass in the 59th minute of the game, beating Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker from close range.
Liverpool had multiple chances in the game, but Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois prevented the Reds from equalising, and the La Liga champions went on to win the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had more than 20 opportunities at scoring, nine of which were on target, but Courtois kept denying them time and time again.
Real Madrid had a fairytale run in the Champions League, coming from behind to beat PSG in the round of 16, Chelsea in the quarterfinals, and Manchester City in the final (semi-final). Madrid had won the quarterfinals on aggregate goals after scoring a last-minute second-leg winner.
Liverpool, on the other hand, had to settle for the League Cup and FA Cup this season, and they were unable to add a Champions League championship to their list of achievements. Manchester City won the Premier League last Sunday with a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa, while Liverpool came in second, only one point behind the table-toppers.