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LIVE FROM PARIS: Real Madrid take out Champions League final over Liverpool

Real Madrid are the Champions League winners for 2022 after claiming 1-0 win over Liverpool in Paris on Saturday.

Vinicius Junior scored the decisive goal for Real as they secured their 14th European Cup/Champions League.

Mohamed Salah said before the match that revenge was on his mind before, but Liverpool struggled to create clear-cut chances throughout the match.

Sadio Mane came closest for the Reds in the first-half but his shot was saved brilliantly by Thibaut Courtois.

Meanwhile Real thought they had scored when Karin Benzema finished past Alisson, but the Frenchman was ruled offside by VAR.

The intensity from Jurgen Klopp's side was not enough and they eventually paid the price as Vinicius pounced after 59 minutes.

The Brazilian ghosted in at the back post to tap in from close range to secure the winner for Real.

The Liverpool fan zone was nervy throughout and the atmosphere at the Liverpool fan zone was dead even after Real's goal.

In the end, despite Liverpool's ball possession, the clear cut chances were few and far between.

Courtois can ultimately take the mantle as man-of-the-match by denying Liverpool with a number of saves, at least twice from Salah in the second-half.

Real can now celebrate a league and cup double while Liverpool are wondering what could've been despite winning the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.





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