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2018 UEFA Champions League Final (Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool) Recap

2018 UEFA Champions League Final (Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool) Recap 
26/5/2018
Venue: Kiev Olympic Stadium





Recap (first half) 
Liverpool pressed hard for more of the first  getting advantage with klopps gengenpressing style of football.

🌐15 Ronaldo squandered Real madrid chance
🌐 22 firmino sloppy chance  anold in rebound  keeper saves
🌐 24 min salah almost injured by ramos challenge
29th salah replaced by lalana

The game changed as the Salah change gave Real Madrid some advantage as they pressed more  and created more chances

🌐33 cavaljal got injured after his unsuccessful back heel eventually replaced by Nacho
🌐 42 Ronaldo got a clear head saved by the Liverpool no1 but while benzema was there for rebound the third referee was quick to detect the offside
🌐 44 real madrid got their new advantage with confidence creating chances this time the side netting.
🌐45 benzema tried from long range but the ball went wide



Second Half

🌐46 Real madrid got back with thier dominance and almost got the lead with isco shot hitting the pole
🌐 49 karius granted real the lead with a mistake hitting benzema and rolling in to the net.
🌐54 Liverpool woke up and almost got back with firmino missing the cross by inches.
🌐56 mane finally puts Liverpool back in after the resulting corner ended with manes interception
🌐60 karius saves a shot from isco who got substitited in the next minute replaced by Bale
🌐 Bale makes the difference convertng Marcelo's cross with wants exceptional overhead kick

Madrid continued their dominance

🌐 69 Mane almost leveled hitting the post with a long sgotsfrom outside the box
🌐 72-73 Liverpool attack got flagged off and Ronaldo on the rebound attack squandered the cjance letting Van Dijk intercept his shot
🌐 81 wonderful save from Karius
🌐 82 Bale takes an unbelievable shot that slips off Karius gloves for the third goal.
🌐88 change - Benzema Off Ascensio In

Three minutes Added

🌐 90+2 Ronaldo gets his rare chance and almost made it three but the referee got the game stopped as an intruder ran into the field, possibly to hug him
🌐 90+3 Full time

Goals
First Half (0-0)
Second Half (3-1) 

⚽51' Karim Benzema 1 - 0
⚽55' 1 - 1 Sadio Mane
⚽64' Gareth Bale 2 - 1
82' Sadio Mane
⚽83' Gareth Bale 3 - 1

Champions League Final Video Highlights
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Dua Lipa Musical Performance Video
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 πŸŒ Real Madrid are the first team since Juventus (1996-1998) to reach three consecutive Europe Cup/Champions League finals, while they could become the first team to win it three years in a row since Bayern Munich (1974-1976).

🌐 This will be a repeat of the 1981 European Cup final, which Liverpool won 1-0 thanks to an Ala Kennedy goal. It will be the third final to have been played in the competition as both the European Cup and Champions League, followin Ajax vs Juventus and Ajax vs Milan.

🌐That 1981 final was the last time Real Madrid l the showpiece - they've won each of their six finals since then, all in the Champions League (1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016 and 2017).

🌐Spanish sides have won their last six major European finals against English sides (excludin Super Cups), most recently Sevilla beating Liverpool in the 2016 Europa League. However, Liverpool were the last English side to beat a Spanish side in a final, triumphing 5-4 over Ala in the 2001 UEFA Cup.

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