Thibaut Courtois was unquestionably the person of the match as Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah did not beat the previous Chelsea stopper with a string of possibilities as they failed of their bid to win a seventh European crown.
Klopp’s males travelled to Paris in high-spirits regardless of lacking out on Premier League glory on the ultimate day of the Premier League season regardless of beating Wolves.
That defeat ended their likelihood of successful a historic quadruple, with Real Madrid trying to full a double having topped La Liga over Barcelona.
Liverpool had did not win in every of their final 5 particular person matches in opposition to the Spanish giants, final successful of their 2008/09 spherical of 16 Champions League ties.
And regardless of pre-match pleasure, followers have been caught up in enormous delays and a few have been even tear-gassed and compelled to climb over ramps, with UEFA receiving stern criticism.
With the sport kicking off greater than 35 minutes later than scheduled and Camila Cabello going through boos for UEFA’s shortcomings, Liverpool began the brighter having opted to play a excessive line.
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No massive possibilities got here contained in the opening 15, however Thibaut Courtois was then examined twice in fast succession by Mohamed Salah and Thiago in an indication of issues to return.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold firing a robust shot over the bar, Sadio Mane’s low drive was pushed onto the publish by Courtois as Real Madrid struggled to get a foothold.
The Belgian was examined but once more after 33 minutes however Salah did not direct his header into both nook, with Liverpool having eight pictures and 5 on the right track earlier than their opponents had managed considered one of both selection.
A vastly controversial second would comply with with Karim Benzema having a aim dominated out for offside – regardless of it showing to the touch each Ibrahima Konate and Fabinho after Federico Valverde.
A prolonged VAR checked dominated that the aim wouldn’t stand, with the sport going into the break goalless regardless of motion at each ends.
Carlo Ancelotti would’ve been the happier of the 2 managers given Liverpool’s missed possibilities, with Courtois once more the hero for Los Blancos within the second-half.
Salah had two pictures blocked with Courtois doing properly to dam a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold, with the Egyptian seeing shouts for a possible handball fall on deaf ears.
Just earlier than the hour mark was when catastrophe struck for Klopp’s males, with Valverde taking the ball down the channel and crossing to the unmarked Vinicius Jr Trent Alexander-Arnold properly behind the ball.
Fabinho was then booked for sort out on Valverde as frustrations started to floor, with Salah then having Liverpool’s finest likelihood of the sport to date saved properly by Courtois after 65 minutes.
Courtois saved once more from Salah as he raced throughout his aim to the again publish, with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro starting to attempt to management the tempo.
Alexander-Arnold then shot large from vary as issues received determined, with Courtois pressured to push the ball out for a nook after a deflection went shut with 10 to go.
If he wasn’t already the person of the match, Courtois then made the save of the match as he denied Salah following a positive piece of management down the right-hand channel.
Real Madrid have been topped champions regardless of Liverpool’s efforts throughout 5 minutes of extra time, with the ultimate whistle coming minutes after the membership issued a press release on the pre-match controversy.
They wrote: “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 best match in European soccer and supporters mustn’t must expertise the scenes we have now witnessed tonight. We have formally requested a proper investigation into the causes of those unacceptable points.”