Real Madrid vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

Arnold Nichols
May 27, 2018

"I was injured for five or six games and I've been fit ever since".

Having lost Salah - scorer of 44 goals this season - to a suspected dislocated shoulder in the first half, Liverpool lacked the firepower to find a way past the aristocrats of European football.

Real Madrid face a spirited Liverpool side that pose an equally potent attacking threat with forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scoring 10 goals apiece in this season's Champions League campaign while Senegalese forward has scored 9 in the tournament. The league was disappointing but we won the Champions League.

UEFA may have accidentally revealed Jurgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane's starting XIs and formations before the Champions League final.

Liverpool were rocked 30 minutes into the tie in Kiev as their talisman Mo Salah left the field in tears with a shoulder injury.

Meanwhile, Real had its own injury scary just minutes after when right back Dani Carvajal left the game with a leg injury.


The "Egyptian King" was pulled down by Los Blancos captain Sergio Ramos and appeared to fall on his arm a bit awkwardly.

It had been uncomfortable for Real, but after Salah departed, they sensed their chance.

Ronaldo's header from Isco's cross was parried by Karius, and Benzema turned in the loose ball, but the Frenchman had come from a fraction ahead of the last defender and the flag came up.

"There were doubts during the year, but Real Madrid came together and has achieved something historic", Ronaldo was reported by the publication Goal as saying.

Bale got the decisive goal, then added his second in the 83rd when Karius fumbled a long-range shot into the net. Dejan Lovren headed goalward from a corner and Sadio Mane nipped in front of Keylor Navas to poke home.

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