Spanish giants, Real Madrid on Saturday won their 14th UCL title after a 1-0 defeat of English football club, Liverpool FC at the Champions League final in Paris, the capital of France.
Liverpool were denied a seventh European crown as Real Madrid became kings of the continent once again thanks to Vinicius Junior’s strike in a Champions League final marred by chaos outside the Stade de France.
Kick-off had to be delayed by 36 minutes due to substantial security issues outside the stadium in Paris and when the final did finally get underway, Liverpool were edged out 1-0 in a tense, engaging final settled by Vinicius Junior.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were unable to find a response to the second-half strike as Carlo Ancelotti, winning a record fourth Champions League as a manager just a year after leaving Everton, oversaw the Spanish giants’ 14th European Cup triumph.
It was a heartbreaking end to a memorable season for Liverpool, who won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup before being pipped to the Premier League title by a point and losing in the French capital.
Speaking after the match, Real Madrid manager, Ancelotti said: “I can’t believe it. We had a fantastic season. We did really well.
“It was a difficult game and we suffered a lot, more so in the first half. In the end, I think we deserved to win this competition.”
Before the match in Paris, fans encountered problems trying to get inside the stadium.
Police were seen tear-gassing and pepper-spraying fans outside the ground, with some fans storming into the stadium.
Meanwhile, Liverpool FC have issued a statement on their official website concerning the issues at the stadium.
“We are hugely disappointed at the stadium entry issues and breakdown of the security perimeter that Liverpool fans faced this evening at Stade de France.
“This is the greatest match in European football and supporters should not have to experience the scenes we have witnessed tonight.
“We have officially requested a formal investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues,”