Real Madrid wins the final final against Liverpool
Gala evening this Saturday at the Stade de France! While the Champions League final was initially to take place in Russia, UEFA decided a few months ago to move it to Saint-Denis, France. It is therefore in the Ile-de-France enclosure that Liverpool and Real Madrid crossed swords this evening for this last match of the 2021-2022 edition of C1.
Fallouts of Villarreal and Manchester City respectively, Reds and Merengues, therefore, found themselves 90 minutes or more away from ultimate happiness. To get the cup with big ears, Jürgen Klopp left on his traditional 4-3-3 with the Salah-Mané-Diaz trio in front. Opposite, Carlo Ancelotti could count on his striker Benzema, accompanied in particular by the will-o’-the-wisp Vinicius Jr. English club quickly took over by putting their foot on the ball.
A great Courtois was quickly needed to save Real Madrid in front of Salah, Thiago (16th) and then Mané (21st) who saw his shot deflected by the Belgian also go out by the post… So it was very hot sometimes on the Spanish surface and we had to wait until the end of the first act to see a Madrid opportunity.
Benzema could not make the difference on a long ball in-depth, but the French found the ball a few moments later and opened the scoring from the left. But the VAR, still just as long, canceled his achievement for an offside (44th). The score had therefore not changed at the break but everything was going to change when we returned from the locker room. On the right, Valverde fixed his vis-à-vis before triggering a cross-shot.
At the back post, Vinicius Jr, forgotten by Alexander-Arnold, only had to push the leather into the back of the net for the opener (59th, 0-1). Real Madrid, therefore, led thanks to their Brazilian winger, but also thanks to their excellent Belgian goalkeeper. Because of a curled strike from Salah, Courtois flew away again (64th) before winning another duel against the Egyptian at a tight angle (69th).
With his team running to the score, Jürgen Klopp launched Keïta and Firmino by bringing out Henderson and Thiago (77th). But against the Reds, Courtois was still as imperial as he released a deflected shot by Jota (80th).
The Red Devil was simply unplayable with another parade against Salah (83rd)! Not far from Paris, Real Madrid, therefore, won this 2021-2022 edition of the Champions League thanks to this short success in the final. A fourteenth C1 in the history of the club, just that.