Real Madrid lifted their third consecutive Champions League title, as they beat Liverpool.
The Spanish giants made history in a highly eventful final at Kiev, as they beat Liverpool . With this victory, Real Madrid won their third consecutive Champions League title, the first team ever to do so.
Liverpool started the game in emphatic fashion, creating chances after chances in the initial minutes of the game. The Reds received a blow when a clash with Sergio Ramos resulted in injury for Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian forward left the field teary-eyed, and soon, Dani Carvajal too went down injured and followed Salah. The first half ended at 0-0.
Karim Benzema opened the scoring in the second half with a huge goalkeeping error from Loris Karius. Liverpool reacted soon with Sadio Mane equalising, before Gareth Bale scored a screamer with an overhead kick.
Bale scored only 122 seconds after being subbed in for Isco. Bale scored his second goal as Karius made another howler, as Real Madrid overcame Liverpool 3-1 to win this year’s Champions League title.
Here are a few tweets from the game:
Not joking. That may be the best goal I’ve ever seen… good timing as well like!
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) May 26, 2018
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 26, 2018
Last tweet if the night:
Please don’t forget – it was a football match.
Death threats and all the other bullshit against our own?
Not tonight. 👍
— 🇺🇦 showmethemoney 🇺🇦 (@smtm_LFC) May 26, 2018
“We got here together as a team and we lose as a team.”
Jordan Henderson isn’t blaming Loris Karius’ mistakes.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 26, 2018
Analysis will be all about Karius now, which is a tragedy for the kid. But something truly disturbing watching Ramos lift the UCL trophy, when it was his cynical, pre-meditated, horrible, horrible assault on Mo Salah that changed the course of this game. Tainted victory #UCLfinal
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) May 26, 2018
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 26, 2018
— Adriano Del Monte (@adriandelmonte) May 26, 2018
Loris Karius is 24 years of age, what he needs tonight is someone to put their arm around his shoulder and give him a few words of support not people tagging him in abusive tweets. #UCLfinal
— Damien O’Meara (@damien_omeara) May 26, 2018
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) May 26, 2018
Liverpool Football Club – the first ever side to be proclaimed the best in England, Europe and the world without actually winning anything.
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) May 26, 2018
— Jordan GI (@jordangi99) May 26, 2018
— Star GOAT (@wizzy_ewu) May 26, 2018
— Responsible tout (@Hemar_noel) May 26, 2018