Highlights from the 2022 Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid: Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0 to win European club football’s most prestigious title. Watch highlights from today’s match between LIV and RMA at the Stade de France in Paris.
Real Madrid won the Champions League final 1-0 against Liverpool in the Stade de France in Paris, extending their record as European champions to a record-extending 14th time. In the 59th minute, Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior scored from close range after Federico Valverde’s pass across the face of goal, giving Madrid a 1-0 lead that they held until the final whistle.
Liverpool, who won two domestic cups in England this season, couldn’t get past Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. In the first half, the Madrid goalkeeper pushed Sadio Mane’s attempt onto the post, then in the 81st minute, he made an even better save to turn away Mohamed Salah’s effort.
Real Madrid wins a record-extending 14th Champions League trophy with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the 2022 final.
With the victory, Madrid now has double the number of European Cups as the second-placed team, AC Milan, which has seven. Liverpool is still on six points.
Carlo Ancelotti has become the only manager in history to win four Champions League titles, surpassing Bob Paisley’s three with Liverpool and Zinedine Zidane’s hat-trick with Real Madrid.
Earlier in the game, the game was deadlocked at 0-0 at halftime, with Liverpool hitting the post and controlling possession for the first 45 minutes.
The kickoff was postponed by 36 minutes as police attempted to keep crowds from forcing their way into the stadium. An announcement was made about 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT), blaming the late arrival of fans to the venue for the delay.
While both teams started cautiously, Sadio Mane came even closer in the 21st minute with a dipping attempt that Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois tipped into the post. Mohamed Salah put the Spaniards to the test as Liverpool kept up their high-pressing tactics goalkeeper twice in search of a lead.
Madrid came close to scoring before the break, but after a lengthy VAR review, Karim Benzema’s shot was ruled offside. In the 43rd minute, the French striker rifled the ball home.