Real Madrid became European champions for the 14th time, after beating Liverpool 1-0 in the Champions League final that started 37 minutes late due to annoying problems for fans outside the Stade de France on Saturday.
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Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior scored a goal from close range in the 59th minute, with Federico Valverde’s shot across the face of the goal, to achieve a victory that gave Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti the European Cup for the fourth time.
While Real Madrid completed the double of the Champions League and the Spanish League, Liverpool finished a season that promised a lot, a week ago, it was on its way to obtaining four unprecedented major titles, with the domestic cup in England.
The English team could not get past Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who sent Sadio Mane’s shot in the first half to the post and made a better save to block Mohamed Salah’s attempt in the 81st minute.
Real Madrid has cemented its status as the king of European football, given that the Spanish giant has twice as many European trophies as it finished second on the list, AC Milan. Liverpool remained in sixth place.
Troubles marred by fans ahead of the final match will surely be the focus of an investigation by UEFA and the authorities in the coming days.
45 minutes before kick-off, there were still long queues of Liverpool fans waiting to be allowed into the stadium, and there were sporadic instances of fans breaching security and jogging in the lobby.
The Associated Press saw two fans, one of whom was dressed in Liverpool uniforms, wrestled to the ground by hosts and were pushed out of the gates, while the others managed to make their way to the ring.
The situation began to spiral out of control as riot police sprayed tear gas on Liverpool fans in the ranks, while some fans were seen climbing the fence. Officers with batons and riot shields ran from gate to gate to prevent fans’ pockets from storming the stadium without showing tickets.
About 15 minutes before kick-off scheduled for 9pm local time (1900 GMT), it was announced that the match had been postponed, blaming the delay in fans arriving at the stadium. He was greeted by derision inside the stadium, given that these fans had already endured long lines.
The scenes reminded us of the chaos outside Wembley before last year’s European Championship final between England and Italy.
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