Real Madrid won the 2022 UEFA Champions League final. They beat Liverpool by a goal to nil in Paris. Notably, this marks their 14th title in the competition. With this win, Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti makes history. He is now the manager with most UCL titles. Notably, he is also the only coach to win the top five Leagues in Europe.
The Stade de France was the venue for the final. However, it was a chaotic affair at the stadium on Sunday. Several Liverpool fans had to stand in queues for hours. This mess led to the police getting involved. Tear gas was also used ahead of the final. Eventually, the match started after a delay of 36-minutes.
The UCL final marks the last match of the Football calendar. Here we have broken down the various aspects of the game for you.
Madrid wins the 2022 Champions League: Thibaut Courtois gets Man of the Match!
Courtois made a total of nine saves on the night. This number is a record for the most saves in a UCL final.
He seemed to be motivated by a lack of respect. After the match, he said he needed that win to put some care on his name. This performance will go down as one of the best goalkeeping displays. Madrid will thank their goalkeeper for their 2022 Champions League crown.
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Real Madrid scripts history
Madrid made history on Sunday night in Paris. They are now 14 times UCL winners.
However, they did start the match on the backfoot. Also, Liverpool put all the pressure in the first half. But, Madrid grew into the game as time went on. They started keeping hold of the ball more. Notably, they had a goal disallowed at the end of the first half. However, they did go ahead in the second half. Vinícius Jr. scored the only goal of the match. It proved to be the only game of the game.
The English side had the chance of a quadruple this season. However, they finish it with only two titles. Furthermore, Sadio Mane appears to be on his way out of the club. Nevertheless, Klopp intends to play in next season’s CL final. It is going to be a big summer ahead for them.