Vinicius’ goal near the match clock, in the 59th minute, was enough for Real Madrid to beat Liverpool and win the Champions League for the fourteenth time in history.
In the final which started about 40 minutes late for safety reasons, Liverpool dominated the first half, creating an opportunity or two (the best was Mane in the 20th minute, a shot into a massive defense by Courtois as the ball continued to kick in) but the second half ended up nullifying the score. Before Benzema put the ball past Alisson in the 42nd minute, a move rejected by the French striker on the grounds of offside.
In the second half, Real Madrid started better, balanced, began to get more ball, and in 59 went: Valverde shot on the right, cross (which looked more like a shot) to the second post, where Vinicius Junior was completely alone. Leaning towards the bottom of the goal.
Real Madrid were up front and that made him more comfortable on the pitch. Liverpool responded and the best chance came in the 83rd minute, when Salah forced Courtois, the best on the pitch, to shine. Diogo Jota came in the 62nd minute, but the Portuguese could not put his name on the list of winners of the tournament that Real Madrid owned for the 14th time.
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