The UEFA Champions League finals were played on May 29th, 2022 at the Stade De France stadium between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
The thirteenth-time champions Madrid were looking for their fourteenth title, whereas competing against them was the six-time champions, Liverpool!
Liverpool started the match with their attack from right to left. Liverpool was in the attacking phase while Madrid’s defense was also looking strong as they weren’t letting them to score.
Liverpool got their first chance to score in the fifteenth minute itself, but the beautiful defense by the wall of Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois saved the attempt. Soon enough, there was a direct attempt again, and it was saved again.
The back-to-back attempts were getting saved while in between there came a moment at half-time when Madrid scored, but the flag was being raised, the goal was checked but wasn’t accepted. In the first half, the score was 0-0.
Now it was time for the second half. Liverpool kept on attacking as soon as the attack came from the Madrid side in the long run and hence converted into a beautiful goal by Vinicius Junior, the opening goal for Madrid as well as in the finals.
Fabinho received the first and only booking of the night after being shown a yellow card in the 62nd minute by referee Clément Turpin for a challenge on Valverde.
Liverpool undoubtedly tried hard to score a goal, but the unbreakable wall didn’t let them.
At the end of the match, Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League for the 14th time. The player of the match was Thibaut Courtois for standing like an unbreakable shield in front of the goal post for Real Madrid.
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“There’s not much I can say — this was a really difficult Champions League campaign, if anything tonight was easier than the previous games,” Ancelotti said after the 1-0 victory. “Main factors? Quality, mentality, the experience of the veterans, the drive and impact of the youngsters, all of them are important. Beyond that? Well, I’ve never seen anybody win without being a bit lucky at times, too.”