Real Madrid have cooly dispatched treble chasing Liverpool to win a record 14th European triumph via a Vinicius Junior goal in the 59th minute on Saturday.
Although fans of the Blancos had their heartbroken when a clear Karim Benzema goal was ruled for offside by VAR, Vinicius Junior stepped up to put his side ahead in the 59th minute when he slid a low cross from Federico Valverde beyond Alisson.
Thibaut Courtois also made a series of important saves to deny Mohamed Salah and Sane to preserve the narrow advantage. After the game, Madrid’s coach Carlo Ancelotti told BT Sport that he could not believe his eyes.
“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. We’re really happy. What can I say? I can’t say more. I am a record man. I had the luck to come here last year and have a fantastic season. A fantastic club, a really good squad with a lot of quality and mental character.”
It must be noted that Carlo Ancelotti has won more European Cups as a manager than any other, and he is revelling in that fact after Real Madrid’s victory over Liverpool.