Liverpool won its sixth European title tonight, by defeating their domestic rivals, Tottenham in the finals of the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s guys were better than the Spurs, 2-0, with goals coming at the beginning and the end of the game.
Mohamed Salah scored from a penalty two minutes into the match, while Divock Origi sealed the fate of the Spurs with a goal three minutes before the end of the event.
This was the first trophy for the Reds since Jurgen Klopp sat on the bench, and after a period of massive frustrations, this team has survived.
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Some might say that the penalty kick might be controversial, but the fact stands that the ball hit Sissoko in his arm. This turn of events shocked Tottenham who couldn’t recover from that blow until the end of the first half. Pochettino’s boys were without a single chance in the opening 45 minutes.
One girl who invaded the pitch broke the monotony at Wanda Metropolitan stadium, and that was the only interesting situation in that part of the match.
The second half started in the same manner, but as time went by, Tottenham became more and more dangerous, pressuring the Reds in the finals 10 minutes of the contest. However, Liverpool had their answer prepared, and Origi used one situation after the corner to beat Lloris and to seal this epic win of the Reds, who finally broke the negative row which started when Klopp sat on the bench.
The German manager won his first European trophy after three lost finals, two in the Champions League (with Borussia and L’Pool) and one in Europa League. Liverpool also had three failures in European finals before winning the first piece of silverware after 2005.
With this game, the football season in Europe is officially over.