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Real Madrid crowned the king of the Champions League at the expense of Liverpool

Real Madrid crowned the king of the Champions League at the expense of Liverpool

Real Madrid won the Champions League by defeating Liverpool 1-0 in the final of the competition, which was played at the Stade de France in the capital, Paris.

The match ended with Real Madrid winning 1-0 and crowning the title.

The Brazilian Vinicius scored the winning goal in the 59th minute, giving the Royal Club its 14th title, and depriving Liverpool of embracing the title for the seventh time.

Real Madrid won the European Champions League for the fourteenth time in its history, after beating Liverpool with a clean goal, today, Saturday, at the "Stade de France" in the French capital, Paris.

Vinicius Junior took the lead after scoring Real Madrid's only goal in the 59th minute.

The beginning was fiery, as the players of the two teams exchanged attacks through penetrations or crosses.

Mohamed Salah hit a ball that passed near the post, before Arnold threatened the Real Madrid goal with a dangerous shot.

Sadio Mane also threatened Courtois' goal with a missile shot that hit the post and was saved by the Real Madrid goalkeeper.

Real Madrid players carried out strong counter-attacks that entered the "Reds" penalty area, had it not been for the solidity of Liverpool's defense, which exceeded its goal.

Mohamed Salah also hit a strong header, but the Real Madrid goalkeeper was on the lookout for it.

The infiltration prevented Real Madrid from leading the first goal against Liverpool, today, Saturday, in the Champions League final.

Karim Benzema scored a goal in the 44th minute before the referee canceled it after returning to "Var" for offside, so that the two teams continued to be tied.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois starred in defending his goal in front of the shots of Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Senegalese Sadio Mane, the two Liverpool stars, to end the half with a goalless draw, despite Liverpool's superiority over its Spanish rival in this half.

Real Madrid players returned to the second half differently, as their players launched dangerous attacks on Liverpool's defenses, until Vinicius Junior scored the first goal.

Liverpool player Mohamed Salah missed the opportunity to achieve a goal, as Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois starred, who fared more than a dangerous ball that almost shook the “Royal” net, the last of which was Mohamed Salah’s chance, to end the meeting with Real Madrid winning the Champions League.

Video technology cancels a goal in favor of Real Madrid

Video technology interfered with the cancellation of a goal for Real Madrid against Liverpool in the Champions League final, which was signed by the French Karim Benzema.

The video technology took several minutes before a decision was made to cancel the goal that was scored at the end of the first half.

And it seems that canceling the goal will receive many analyzes, especially since the video technology referees were late in announcing their decision.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool UEFA champions league 2022 Final

Champions League: Liverpool looking for revenge, Real Madrid to boost their record

Liverpool will play the Champions League final on Saturday in the French capital, Paris, looking to recover its reputation from Real Madrid, which is seeking its part to boost its record of the fourteenth title in its history, despite the unwillingness of most of its players to talk about revenge, except for the Egyptian Mohamed Salah.

As soon as the referee blew the whistle at the end of the semi-final second leg, Real beat Manchester City 3-1 in extra time, after he was behind until the last seconds of the original time until Salah promised the royal club to "settlement" and avenge the loss of the Kyiv 2018 final with a score of 1-3. , In a meeting that Al-Masry did not complete after suffering a severe shoulder injury due to a harsh intervention from Sergio Ramos.

But his colleague in the Senegalese attack, Sadio Mane, refused to talk about revenge. When asked about it, he said, "No, no. It is a matter of Salah. For us, it is a match like any other."

It is certain that Saturday's match at the Stade de France will not be like any other match, but rather will be Liverpool's third final in the main continental competition during the past five seasons, after compensating for the fall of Kyiv by winning the title the following season at the expense of his compatriot Tottenham.

Many believe that Liverpool has a slight advantage and appears closest to the seventh title, which will put it at the same distance from AC Milan in second place on the list of the most crowned clubs, far ahead of its next opponent, who was crowned champion on 13 occasions, including three in a row between 2016 and 2018 and four in five seasons after also winning the 2014 title.

“There is no better feeling than winning titles.”

And in the event that Liverpool managed to emerge victorious, German coach Jurgen Klopp's team will crown a wonderful season during which he won the two local cups and was close to the league title before Manchester City won it by a point in the final stage.

Klopp said that "without winning the Champions League, it would be a great season, but with winning the Champions League it would be an amazing season," while Scottish full-back Andy Robertson said that "there is no better feeling than winning titles."

It is certain that Liverpool has come a long way since the Kyiv 2018 final, which they lost due to the disastrous performance of their former German goalkeeper Loris Karius, Salah's injury, and the superb match presented by Welshman Gareth Bale with Real.

2018 final was a turning point after Klopp decided to use Brazilian goalkeeper Alison Becker to secure the last defensive line, while Spaniard Thiago Alcantara provided a new dimension to the team in midfield, up to the signing at the beginning of this year with the wonderful Colombian winger Luis Dias.

Ancelotti for a record fourth title

But who will face the "Reds" on Saturday is not any team, but Real, which is specialized in the Champions League, whose name is associated with the prestigious cup, the team supervised by Italian Carlo Ancelotti, the three-time winner and who participated in the final four times. If he wins, the Italian will become the first coach ever to be crowned champions of the competition four times, whether in its previous (European Champions Cup) or current format.

The Italian, who had previously won the title with Real in his first pass in 2014, will face personal revenge on Saturday because the only final he lost was against Liverpool in particular in 2005 in Istanbul, when he and his former team Milan seemed on their way to the title by ending the first half 3-0, before Steven Gerrard and his companions returned from afar in the second half to equalize 3-3 and decided the title after that, on penalties.

Despite the criticism directed at him at the beginning of his second adventure in the "Santiago Bernabeu", Ancelotti succeeded in leading the royal club to dominate the local league, to reach its conclusion four stages before the end of the season, while his team imposed themselves "kings" of returning from afar after the exciting path in Champions League this season.

After a historic fall at home in the second round of the group stage against Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova, Real rose up and won its remaining four matches, and then began its saga in the playoffs, the first against Paris St. Benzema treble led him to the quarter-finals.

Real came back and lived the same thrill against the defending champions Chelsea, as after winning the first leg away from home 3-1 thanks to another Benzema hat-trick, he found himself out of the competition by being behind in the first leg at home with three clean goals before the Brazilian Rodrigo saved him by reducing the difference, so that the two teams ruled to the extension in which he was Benzema is the hero again by scoring the goal to reduce the difference 2-3, and that was enough to give his team the ticket to the semi-finals.

"Going to the final is a success in itself."

And it seemed again that Ancelotti's team's career came to an end at the round of the four, after losing in the first leg at Manchester City 3-4 and then being behind zero-1 until stoppage time when Rodrygo kidnapped two goals that dragged the two teams to the extension, giving Benzema the opportunity to be the hero again. By scoring the 3-1 winning goal and thus reaching the final for the 17th time in its history.

Drawing on his experience in the finals, Ancelotti said on Tuesday: "We are preparing for the game calmly and focusing on what we have and what we want to do. We are very excited. We are playing the most important game in world football and we will give everything we have. This club has won a lot".

He continued, "The feeling at this moment is to enjoy and prepare well. The team is calm and the atmosphere is good, and the anxiety will come as the match date approaches. The competitiveness in Europe increases every year. There are many teams seeking to win the Champions League," adding that "playing the final is a success in itself, given The great competition is all around us. Real Madrid has reached the final several times in the last eight years and that in itself is a victory and we can win another title."

He revealed that the most difficult moment before the final "is the last three or four hours before that... But fortunately, everything comes to an end with the start of the match."

It is the third time that the two teams meet in the final after 1981 when the English team won with a single goal by Alan Kennedy, and that was the last final that Real lost in the Champions League, as it reached the final seven times and won all of them.

After Saint Petersburg was stripped of hosting the final due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Stade de France in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis will host the match with a capacity of 80,000 spectators, including 20,000 for both teams officially. It is expected that 40,000 Liverpool fans who do not have tickets come to Paris, where 7,000 policemen are deployed to ensure the safety of the match.

Learn about the financial prizes for the winner of the European Champions League .. before facing Liverpool and Real Madrid

Mohamed Salah and his companions aspire to avenge themselves for the loss at the hands of Real Madrid in the final 4 years ago, with a score of 1-3.

The expected European confrontation will be held on Saturday evening at the Saint-de-Ne stadium in the French capital, Paris, and the match will be held at nine o'clock in the evening, Cairo time.

The European Football Association "UEFA" allocated huge prizes to the two teams after reaching the European final.

Each team will receive $17.5 million for reaching the Champions League final.

Real Madrid's full number .. and Liverpool receive a morale boost before the final of the Champions

The expected confrontation between Real Madrid and Liverpool has entered its final times, as the two teams meet this evening, Saturday, at the "Saint-Denis" stadium to decide the most expensive title in the Champions League.

Liverpool hopes to conclude its excellent season with the European title after they succeeded in winning the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, although they lost the Premier League title after a fierce struggle with Manchester City, which lasted until the last minutes of the league.

While Real Madrid has been preparing for that match some time ago, it managed to win the Spanish League championship early in its favor and is seeking to win a new title in the Champions League, after winning the Spanish Super Cup in the middle of the season as well at the expense of Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao last January.

Liverpool received a big boost after Jurgen Klopp confirmed the readiness of midfielder Fabinho, and midfielder Thiago Alcantara returned to training and seemed ready to participate.

Liverpool will play in their usual way, and to a large extent, Van Dijk will be the leader of the defense, while the comparison will be made between Ibrahim Konate and Joel Matip to be one of them next to him, and in the front line, Klopp will rely on the trio of Salah, Mane, and Diaz.

While Real Madrid has rid of its concern about David Alaba's presence in the heart of the defense, and there are no other problems with Al-Maringi at the level of the formation, it is expected that Valverde will start behind Benzema and Vinicius Junior with leaving Rodrigo Joyce as a winning card on the bench.

Real Madrid announces the list of its players for the Champions League final

Real Madrid announced the list of players heading to Paris to meet Liverpool in the Champions League final at the Stade de France in the suburbs of Saint-Denis this Saturday.

The Royal Club published, through its Twitter account, the list of players in preparation for the match against Liverpool, where Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti chose Real Madrid, a list of twenty-five players, which means that no player is excluded from traveling to the capital, Paris.

Karim Benzema leads Real Madrid's expected line-up against Liverpool in the Champions League final

Real Madrid's predicted line-up in the 2022 Champions League final

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois

Defense line: Mendy - Militao - Alaba - Carvajal.

Midfield: Casemiro - Luka Modric - Toni Quiros - Fede Valverde.

Forwards: Vinicius Junior - Karim Benzema.

Mohamed Salah leads the expected Liverpool squad against Real Madrid in the Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp, coach of the Liverpool team, settled with a large amount on the formation of his team to play the Real Madrid match in the Champions League final, which will be held today, Saturday, at the “Saint-de-Ne” stadium in the French capital, Paris, at exactly nine o’clock in the evening.

The expected Liverpool lineup in the Champions League final is expected to consist of:

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

Defense Line: Alexander Arnold - Virgil van Dijk - Konate - Andy Robertson.

Midfield: Henderson - Wijnaldum - Thiago Alcantara

Forwards: Sadio Mane - Luis Diaz - Mohamed Salah

The history of the confrontations between Real Madrid and Liverpool

Real Madrid beat Liverpool, by a narrow margin, in the history of direct confrontations between the two teams, before the expected final in the Champions League.

Liverpool met Real Madrid in 8 previous matches in the Champions League, during which the Reds won 3 matches, while the Meringue won 4 matches, and the tie was decided by one confrontation between the two clubs.