RELIVE: Liverpool v Real Madrid (UEFA Champions League final)

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 May 2022

Ahram Online provided a live coverage for Saturday’s match between Liverpool and Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final

Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Liverpool s Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (R) and Real Madrid s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric vie during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on May 28, 2022. AFP

Full time: Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid
Scorer: Vinicius Junior 59 

The referee blows his final whistle, Real Madrid win a record-extending 14th Champions League title. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90+3' Real make a third substitution. Rodrygo replaces goal-scorer Vinicius. 

90+2' Camavinga fires a shot over the bar after a lay-off from Benzema. 

90+1' Ceballos breaks clear but he dithers on the ball and the defence intercepts to clear the danger! 

90' The referee adds five minutes of stoppage time. 

90' Real make another substitution. Dani Ceballos replaces Luka Modric. 

88' Courtois is the star tonight, having pulled off a string of impressive saves to deny some certain goals! 

85' Real make their first substitution. Eduardo Camavinga replaces Valverde. 

83' Real Madrid launch a pacy counter attack but Alisson rushes out in a timely manner to collect Benzema's pass. 

82' Salah is denied by Courtois for a third time! He superbly controls a long ball, skips past Militao and hits a shot that the towering keeper brilliantly saves. 

81' Naby Keita fires high over after a pull-back from the lively Firmino as Liverpool pile on pressure in the dying minutes. 

80' It's Courtois again! He saves Jota's low effort from close range. 

78' A low cross from Alexander-Arnold is cleared by some desperate Real defending. 

77' Liverpool make a double substitution. Naby Keita replaces Henderson and Firmino replaces Thiago. 

74' Jota tries to divert Alexander-Arnold's wayward shot goalwards but he fails to hit it properly as the ball goes out for a goal kick. 

71' Real Madrid look dangerous every time they launch a counter attack! 

69' Another chance for Salah! Courtois thwarts him at the far post after Diogo Jota heads the ball across the six-yard box. 

65' Liverpool make their first substitution. Luis Diaz makes way for Diogo Jota. 

64' A chance for Salah! His curling shot forces a superb one-handed save from Courtois. 

62' Liverpool midfielder Fabinho receives a yellow card for a challenge on Valverde. 

61' Real score against the run of play, but they expertly tamed Liverpool's attack and hit the Reds on the break. 

59' Vinicius pops up unmarked at the far post to slot home a diagonal low cross from Valverde, with Alexander-Arnold caught napping.


58' Salah appeals a penalty after his shot strikes Alaba in the area, but the referee waves play on. 

55' Real defender Militao receives treatment following a challenge with Luis Diaz. 

52' A cross from Salah is collected by Courtois.

49' Real's tight defence is still making life difficult for Liverpool's forwards! 

47' A chance for Liverpool! Alexander-Arnold's cross finds Luis Diaz at the far post but he is unsuccessful with his diving header. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+1' A VAR review confirms the referee's decision to disallow the goal. 

43' Benzema scores but his goal is disallowed for offside! He is found by a deep cross that he controls, cuts inside his marker but his attempted pass hits the knee of the sliding Alisson, with the ball rebounding back for Benzema to slot into an empty net. 

41' The corner is cleared and Henderson's follow-up volley goes wide. 

40' Mane collects a pass from Robertson with his back to goal, swivels and tries to shoot from a tight angle but his shot is deflected for a corner. 

36' Vinicious nutmegs Konate in the area but Henderson makes a timely interception to kick the ball away. 

34' Salah heads into the keeper's hands following a cross from Alexander-Arnold. 

33' Real Madrid gain more possession as the match wears on. 

32' Some mis-placed passes are hindering both sides! 

28' Fabinho tries his luck from distance but his shot goes high over. 

25' Alisson collects a cross from Vinicius as Real struggle for openings. 

22' It's all Liverpool so far as their vibrant attack causes constant menace to Real's backline! 

21' What a chance for Liverpool! Mane dances past three challengers and sends a powerful shot that Courtois tips onto the post. 

19' Salah slips a pass to Alexander-Arnold in the area but the right-back's shot goes high over. 

18' Another chance for Salah! He is found by a pull-back from Mane but his first-timer is collected by Courtois.

16' The first chance for Liverpool! Salah's close-range effort is blocked by Courtois following a low cross from Alexander-Arnold. 

14' Konate robs Vinicius down the flank in style following a rare foray forward for Real. 

12' Real are so far successfully foiling Liverpool's link-up play down both flanks. 

10' Salah feeds Mane near the byline and the Senegalese pulls the ball back, but the referee awards Real a goal kick as the ball crosses the line. 

9' No threats at either end so far! 

6' Real move the ball around Liverpool's area but Andy Robertson eventually steals possession. 

3' Liverpool are applying their trademark high-pressing game from the outset. 

1' The first Liverpool pass into Real Madrid's area is intercepted by David Alaba. 

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Liverpool: Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane

Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema

21:10 Kick-off is delayed again to 21:30 Cairo time (19:30 GMT).

21:05 There are reports of crowd disturbances outside the stadium, with many fans still unable to enter. 

20:50 The kick-off is delayed by 15 minutes.  

19:00 Benzema spearheads a three-pronged Real attack that also includes Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde as Real announce their starting line-up.

17:00 Mohamed Salah is eyeing his second Champions League title with Liverpool. He led the club to the 2019 crown after scoring in a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the final. 

15:45 Liverpool's midfield duo Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara were doubtful for today's game due to muscle injuries, but both are ready to start after rejoining trainings this week.

15:00 Ahead of his record-breaking fifth Champions League final as a coach, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti seemed optimistic before Saturday's anticipated game saying: “We are very close to achieving something huge this season, and we will give our all to achieve it."

“We are very calm in the camp. This team is very good handling the pressure of this matches," he added.

15:00 "Once in my life someone told me the more often you win something the more likely it gets you will not win it anymore," added Klopp. "I'm not sure Real Madrid thinks like that but I have that dream a little bit that it's the case.

"We obviously played some really, really good stuff this season. We are not here by surprise or we got a ticket or something like that -– we deserved it.

"Being us on the highest level would be cool. If we could do that then we are a really uncomfortable opponent.

"We can talk about what Real Madrid achieved in the past and this season, how good their players are, we probably could write a book together now about this team. But we are good as well and that's what we want to show."

14:30 Liverpool have already won the League Cup and FA Cup and recently missed out on the Premier League title by a single point to Manchester City, meanwhile Madrid have already secured La Liga title almost a month ago.

13:50 "If you look at the history of the club, if you look at the experience of the other team, the way Real Madrid celebrate the comebacks, I would say it's Real Madrid (who are favourites) because of experience," Klopp said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.

"But I want us to be on the same level, thinking on the same level. I want us to be us in this game," he added.

13:30 On the other side, Spanish ginats Madrid are the kings of Europe with 13 titles,

13:00 Liverpool will join Italian side Milan as the second most successful club in Champions league history with seven titles if they lift the trophy tonight.

12:00 Real Madrid were too strong when the sides meet in Kyiv in the 2018 final, but Liverpool bounced back to become European champions a year later and are now in their third final under German coach Jurgen Klopp.

11:00 Liverpool and Real Madrid will meet in the Champions League final, for the second time in five seasons, on Saturday night at the Stade de France


Liverpool v Real Madrid

Stay tuned as match is due to start at 21:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

Venue: Stade de France (Saint-Denis)

Referee: Clément Turpin

Check the match preview HERE

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