Liverpool had a decent game in the first half, controlling most of the possession. The unlucky Liverpool were denied goals by Thibaut Courtois who put up the man of the match performance last night. Sadio Mane hit the woodwork, Salah had some nice strikes rebuffed. Vinicius Jr’s goal in the second half buried Liverpool.
Carlos Ancelotti has already decorated himself as one of the greatest managers in a European tournament. The Italian became the first manager to play in six Champions League finals, winning it three times, twice with AC Milan and twice with Real Madrid.
Ancelotti has now played Liverpool three times in the UEFA Champions League final, winning the last two. The historical 2005 final lost to Rafael Benitez was described as the best final by many football pundits. Steven Gerrard led Liverpool to turn over a three goals deficit in the second to triumph over AC Milan gloriously. In 2007, Both clashed in the final, which sees Ancelotti over Liverpool.
Jürgen Klopp made his third final tonight with Liverpool in six years and had previously played one with Borussia Dortmund. He failed against Madrid in 2018 and returned the next season to win it against his English counterpart Tottenham In Madrid and failed tonight.in history.
The game was decent in the first half, with Liverpool taking full control. Sadio Mane almost gave Liverpool the lead in the first half, but Madrid’s goalkeeper was excellent, saving all threat attempts. Vinicius Jr scored late to dent Liverpool’s treble dreams.