The final kicked off 36 minutes late amid shocking scenes outside the Stade de France, with thousands of Liverpool fans denied entry and teargassed while UEFA claimed the delay was due to “late arrivals.”
A tasteless pre-match show from Camila Cabello followed as supporters in the stands booed, before the Reds’ 10th European Cup final eventually got underway in Paris.
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It was a dominant start from Liverpool, with Thiago in control in midfield and the two Champions League final debutants, Ibrahima Konate and Luis Diaz, early standouts.
For all the good it did, though, Courtois was there to put out fires time and again, with the Belgian producing another phenomenal stop to keep out Salah who did everything right but find the back of the net.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team ran on miracles all the way to this Champions League final and they found another one in Paris with an outstanding performance from their goalkeeper, Thibault Courtois, that sometimes defied logic and brought them a remarkable 14th triumph in the world’s greatest club competition.
Real began to suffocate the tie in midfield, and the clever movement almost led to an opener, only for the Frenchman’s goal to be ruled out for offside after an Alisson error and a lengthy VAR check.