Brilliant Bale breaks Liverpool hearts as Real Madrid win Champions League

Brilliant Bale breaks Liverpool hearts as Real Madrid win Champions League

Brilliant Bale breaks Liverpool hearts as Real Madrid win Champions League

Sadio Mane had briefly restored parity, but Bale put Real in front again and then sealed the triumph late on with a long-range strike that the unfortunate Karius could only punch into the net.

Real are not the best team in Europe but there is a reason they have been champions for three years running and, to match them, Liverpool have to be a little bit stronger and cuter. "We don't quite realise what we have achieved yet".

"It wasn't the right moment, but I was honest".

After a 0-0 first half, Karim Benzema opened up the scoring for Real in the 51st minute, getting his foot on a misplayed ball from Liverpool keeper Loris Karius.

Salah sprained ligaments in his left shoulder, according to the Egyptian FA, which said national team doctor Mohammed Abulela had been informed by Liverpool's medical team.

It remains to be seen if the Egypt worldwide will be able to feature in this summer's World Cup, but after his side won the match 3-1 to secure a 13th European title, Ramos hopes to see the 25-year-old back in action soon. Peter Rudbaek, speaking on behalf of the UEFA technical observers, said: "The observers chose Bale due to his game-changing display off the bench and his outstanding acrobatic goal to put his team ahead".

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool's manager, said: 'It was a big moment in the game.

After allowing a completely legitimate goal to Gareth Bale on a spectacular bicycle kick, the demons returned for Karius on another ball from Bale later in the second half. He won the 2012 German Cup with Borussia Dortmund.

Salah has scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season and was widely backed to end the Ballon d'Or duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The English side attacked with intent and Trent Alexander-Arnold tested Navas with a low drive but Real looked in charge following the departure, in tears, of Salah. There was a minute of silence after we'd seen Salah go down and then when he went down the second time, we knew it wasn't good and that he would leave the pitch.

Within four minutes, Salah gave into obvious searing pain and left the field in tears. The Portugal worldwide became the only player to win five titles in the Champions League era.

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