Real Madrid beat Liverpool to win 14th UCL title

Real Madrid’s squad won the Champions League final of the 2021-22 season on the 29th (Korean time). [AFP=연합뉴스]

Real Madrid have won European football for the first time in four years in the Spanish La Liga.

Real Madrid competed against Liverpool (England) at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France on the 29th (Korean time), thanks to Vinicius Junior’s winning goal in the UEFA Champions League Final of the 2021-22 season. won with 0. With this, Real Madrid won the UCL for the first time in four years since the 2017-18 season. Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final.

Real Madrid have won their 14th career title, holding the record for most titles in UCL history. Real Madrid, who won the La Liga this season, achieved a ‘double (two titles)’ by winning the UCL as well. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti experienced his fourth career win, becoming the sole manager of the most UCL wins.

On the other hand, Liverpool challenged the ‘treble’ (three victories) following the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup (League Cup), but failed to surpass Real Madrid.

In the match, Liverpool unilaterally beat Real Madrid. Liverpool led by 23-9 in shots and 9-1 in shots on target. In the first half, shots from Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson were all saved by Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Real Madrid took the lead in the second half as the first half ended 0-0. In the 13th minute of the second half, Vinicius Junior calmly pushed in a cross from Federico Valverde from the right from the other side to take the lead.

Liverpool’s Salah scored decisive shots in the 19th and 24th minutes of the second half, but Courtois saved them every time. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp brought in Diogo Zota and Roberto Firmino, but could not overturn the score.

Reporter Kim Young-seo

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