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Real Madrid wins 14th European title defeating Liverpool

Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0 on Saturday in the European Champions League final to win their record 14th European title. Vinicius Junior scored just before the hour with Real’s first attempt at goal.

The match also phenomenal performance from Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who made exceptional saves from time to time. Courtois is named player of the match.

The victory also sees Carlo Ancelotti make history by becoming the first coach to win a fourth Champions League title. Karim Benzema, with 15 goals, won the Champions League golden boot.

Mohamed Salah, seeking revenge for his early departure through injury in the 2018 final against Real, was denied three times by Courtois.

While Liverpool defeated Inter Milan, Benfica and Villarreal in the knockout rounds to get into the finals, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real delivered a series of memorable comebacks to beat Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and then Manchester City — some of the most dramatic games of the season.

The kick-off in Paris had to be delayed by 36 minutes amid safety concerns.

The final was to be played in St Petersburg but UEFA relocated it to Paris after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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