RELIVE: Real Madrid vs Liverpool – 2018 UEFA Champions League Final
Liverpool go into the game on the back of a strong end to the season which saw them qualify for next seasons edition of the Champions League, as a contingency plan should they lose tonight’s final.
Real Madrid somewhat petered out as rivals Barcelona had effectively sealed the La Liga title several months ago leaving Los Blancos with nothing to play for domestically.
These are two of the most successful sides in the history of the competition, with Real Madrid having the most titles on 12 while Liverpool have 5 to their name.
Full time. Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool.
90′: The fourth official signals for three added minutes.
88′: Asensio replaces Benzema.
83′: GOAL! Bale’s shot from distance slips through the hands of Karius and finds its way into the back of the net.
82′: Benzema forces an excellent save from Karius with a well struck volley.
73′: Liverpool’s appeals for a penalty are waved away as the ball struck Casemiro’s arm unintentionally.
70′; Mane hits the post from distance and the ball goes out for a corner.
64′: GOAL! Bale reclaims the lead for Real Madrid ith a spectacular overhead kick from the edge of the box.
61′: Gareth Bale replaces Isco.
60′: Isco forces a fine save from Karius.
55′: GOAL! Sadio Mane equalises by latching onto Lovren’s header and tapping the ball past Navas.
51′: GOAL! Benzema breaks the deadlock in unorthodox fashion by latching onto a throw by Karius leading to the ball ricocheting into the back of the net.
48′: Liverpool’s defence is opened up and Isco tries to lob Karius before seeing his shot hit the bar.
45′: The second half begins. Real Madrid 0-0 Liverpool.
Half Time. Real Madrid 0-0 Liverpool.
45′: The fourth official signals for three added minutes.
43′: Benzema scores a rebound from Ronaldo’s header but is flagged offside.
37′: Carvajal is forced off with injury himself and replaced by Nacho.
30′; Salah is forced off and replaced by Lallana.
27′: Salah goes down from a heavy challenge by Ramos.
23′: Alexander-Arnold stings the hands of Keylor Navas with a powwerful shot.
18′: Van Dijk wins his header but sends his header over the bar.
18′; Liverpool win a cheap corner thanks to a sloppy pass by Carvajal aimed to Ramos.
15′: Real Madrid catch Liverpool on the counter with Ronaldo being played in on the right channel only to send his shot over the bar.
14′: Liverpool continue to dominate with trouble caused in teh box by Firmino and Alexander-Arnold.
11′: Marcelo drags his shot wide from distance.
7′: Firmino slips a pass throug the defensive line to Mane but Varane uses his pace to deal with it.
6′; Modric blocks Salah’s resultant shot.
5′: Salah wins a dangerous free kick on the right wing.
2′: Isco is played in by Carvajal but is flagged offside.
0′: The match kicks off. Real Madrid 0-0 Liverpool.
The teams line up as follows:
Real Madrid XI; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo.
Liverpool XI vs. Real Madrid: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané.
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