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Champions League Final Recap: Liverpool Defeats Tottenham 2-0

Champions League Final Recap: Liverpool Defeats Tottenham 2-0

It was a crazy start for the Champions League Final on Saturday, June 1.

In the second minute, Liverpool was given a penalty kick for a Tottenham handball in the box. Mohamed Salah lined up to take the kick and hammers it into the middle to make it 1-0 right off the bat.

Tottenham played a strong 4-2-3-1 formation with Kane to lead the team. He had Alli, Ericksen and Son as his midfielders.

Liverpool played a 4-3-3 formation. They had Mane, Firmino and Salah to put pressure on Tottenham for the rest of the game.

In the 17th minute, Liverpool almost got another goal. Alexander-Arnold made an attempt on the bottom corner that sent Tottenham’s keeper, Lloris, diving for the ball. Luckily for Lloris, the ball went wide of the post.

Liverpool had another chance before the end of the first half. Matip took the ball down the left side of the field and got a shot off at the top of the box. Lloris made an amazing save by tipping the ball over the crossbar to deny the goal.

Coming out in the second half, Lloris got more aggressive. In the 54th minute, Lloris came off his line to challenge Mane’s ball so he wouldn’t have a chance to score.

Tottenham finally got a close chance in the 58th minute when Trippier placed a corner kick near the back post for teammate Vertonghen. He made contact with a header, but the ball went over.

Liverpool got another close goal in the 69th minute from Milner. Salah played the ball to the top of the box where Milner and he strikes it with his left foot and misses the post by a few inches.

Tottenham came close to tying it up in the 81st minute. Son weaved his way to 25 yards from the goal before he took a shot. Liverpool keeper, Allison, punched the ball away. However, Tottenham’s Rose kept the play alive by offloading to Lucas. He tried to toe-poke it in, but Allison saved the ball to keep the lead.

Champions League Fianl Recap: Liverpool Defeats Tottenham 2-0
Image courtesy of Sportson

In the final minutes of the game, Liverpool managed to score again. Tottenham failed to clear the corner ball which gave Matip the opportunity to assist the ball to Origi. He shot for bottom corner with his left foot and it went past Lloris and into the goal.

Liverpool walked away as 2-0 champs and with their sixth UCL trophy.

 

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