6 TIME EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS: Spurs 0-2 Liverpool

Champions League Final
Saturday 01 June 2019 - 8:00 pm
Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid
Liverpool2
0Tottenham
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⚽️ Salah2'
Firmino off, Origi on ↔️58'
Wijnaldum off, Milner on ↔️62'
66'↔️ Winks off, Moura on
82'↔️ Alli off, Llorente on
⚽️ Origi88'
Mane off, Gomez on ↔️90'
Possession %
3664
Total Shots
1416
Shots on Target
38
Shots Blocked
62
Offside
23
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Liverpool won their sixth European Cup in Madrid, with two goals at either ends of the European showcase at the Estadio Metropolitano.

The reds got off to a dream start in the Spanish capital when Mo Salah converted his penalty in the 2nd minute after a handball by Spurs' Sissoko.  The reds limited Spurs chances across most of the game before Divock Origi, on as a second half substitute, made sure of the result.

The reds will now enter next seasons competition as top seeds and leave behind Bayern Munich and Barcelona as the 3rd most successful European club.

Firmino starts

Roberto Firmino returned to the Liverpool side but was not at his usual best.  Whilst for Spurs the same could be said of Harry Kane.  He was somewhat controversially chosen ahead of Spurs' semi-final hero Lucas Moura and didn't get a thing past Virgil van Dijk.

The build up to this final has been ongoing for some 3 weeks since Liverpool's last Premier League game but it was a matter of seconds before the reds nerves were settled.

Almost straight from kick off the reds pushed forward and Moussa Sissoko inexplicably wafted his hand about in the area as Sadio Mane drilled the ball back across.  Penalty.  Daft.

With Milner on the bench, Mo Salah stepped up to get his own redemption from the tears of joy and watched his powerful penalty head past Lloris in the Tottenham goal.

Spurs then enjoyed a decent period of possession, certainly amongst their defenders, but with little threat going forward.

Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson eventually found their way in their opponents half and they both attempted decent efforts on goal.  Salah also had a chance to add to his goal tally but drilled a shot over the bar.  Spurs had one decent chance towards the end of the half, but Erikssen smashed his shot from the edge of the area over the bar.

As the second half wore on, Spurs increasingly turned to attack with Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente sent on to join the likes of Harry Kane and the excellent Heung-min Son.

But it was the Liverpool substitute, the supersub Divock Origi, who calmed any remaining nerves when he drilled in with a shot across the face of goal and the party mood could really start.

There were tears at full time as Jurgen Klopp joins Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Rafa Benitez in being a Liverpool European Cup winning manager.

Jordan Henderson lifted the trophy - joining Emlyn Hughes, Phil Thompson, Graeme Souness and Steven Gerrard in raising aloft the famous trophy as captain.

The reds will enjoy a parade tomorrow in the city when they return from Madrid.

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