kiev - Real Madrid has won the Champions League on Saturday for the third year in a row. In Kiev, Zinedine Zidane's team accounted for 3-1 with Liverpool from the Dutch team Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum.
De Royal's treble is unique. The Madrilenians were the first to win a title last year. In total, Real has now become the best club in Europe thirteen times.
Gareth Bale was the big man in Kiev. After hits of Real Madrid striker attacker Karim Benzema and wingflasher Sadio Mané of Liverpool was the final chord for the Welshman. With a beautiful kick and a flaming shot, he helped Real with the win. Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, however, also had a big share in the victory of Real. At both the 1-0 and the 3-1 he went gigantic into the error.
At Liverpool, Van Dijk and Wijnaldum had a basic place as expected. The two Dutch are undisputed under trainer Jürgen Klopp. With Real, Ronaldo was of course in the base. With fifteen goals, the Portuguese was largely responsible for the record champion in the final of the billionsball for the fourth time in five years.
Liverpool clearly had the better of the game in the initial stages. The many possession of the ball also resulted in a few chances, including a Wijnaldum shot. However, the midfielder's betting was blocked.
Real became, after a quarter of an hour of play, really dangerous for the first time. Ronaldo cut from the right to the inside and attacked the goal of Liverpool goalie Loris Karius from a cunning angle, but the cannonball of the attacker flew over.
Roberto Firmino had the opening goal on his slipper in the 22nd minute, but a shot from the Brazilian's turn was blocked. The rebound, a fierce shot from right back Trent Alexander-Arnold ended up in the hands of goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
In the 25th minute the hearts of Liverpool fans stopped for a moment, after Mohamed Salah was knocked out by a judo village of Sergio Ramos. The star player of the English superpower eventually had to go to the side with a shoulder injury. The Egyptian was the absolute star at The Reds this season. In 51 duels he came to 44 goals.
Three minutes later, the drama seemed complete for the English. A hit by Karim Benzema was rejected because of offside by Ronaldo and so both teams took a 0-0 score.
Just after half time, Real finally took the lead. In a curious way. Liverpool closing station Loris Karius tried to throw the ball into the feet of a teammate, but forgot that Benzema was right in front of him. The Frenchman only had to stick his leg to score: 1-0.
For a long time, Zidane's team could not enjoy the lead. Four minutes after the opening goal, the 1-1 was on the scoreboard. Sadio Mané could simply tap inside after a header from Firmino.
The 1-1 did not last long either. Bale put Real ahead in the 64th minute, three minutes after his incursion, with a stunning turnout. With a hard shot from far in the 83rd minute, which was totally misjudged by the re-blundered Karius, the left leg made the decision: 3-1.
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