Real Madrid are the champions of Europe for a 13th time after a thrilling 3-1 victory over Liverpool.
Saturday night’s contest in Kiev had everything but it will be remembered for two people: Loris Karius and Gareth Bale.
One had a night to remember; the other had a night to forget.
Bale started on the bench but he came on in the second half and made an immediate impact with a stunning overhead kick.
Karius was helpless to prevent Bale’s first goal but he was at fault for the Welshman’s second, fumbling a long-range shot into the net.
One of the most important moments of the match was the injury that forced Mohamed Salah off in the first half.
The Egyptian, Liverpool’s best player this season, was hauled down by Sergio Ramos in the 26th minute and dislocated his shoulder, according to reports.
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Many believe Ramos purposely injured Salah by locking arms and then rolling on the Liverpool man to make it worse.
But if that wasn’t enough to frustrate Liverpool supporters, then the sight of Ramos laughing and joking with the assistant referee as Salah walked off the pitch in tears certainly did.
— Ragii – FOLLOW ME 🙂 (@ragiiofficial) May 26, 2018