After two totally crazy races, Tottenham and Liverpool were in the totally British finale of the UEFA Champions League on 1 June 2019 in Madrid. The opportunity for the Spurs to put their name on the list of winners for the first time in their history and for the Reds to win a sixth trophy and get back on the podium behind Real Madrid (12 titles) and AC Milan. (7 titles).
And what start of the match! After only a few seconds of play Sadio Mané gets a penalty on a hand from Moussa Sissoko. Mohamed Salah is in charge of transforming it and allows Liverpool to lead from the second minute. The rest of the first period is quieter, despite some dangerous chances from the Reds.
After the break, it’s Tottenham’s turn to put pressure on Alisson Becker’s net. The Brazilian goalkeeper saves his team on several occasions including a free kick from Eriksen in the 83rd minute. But in the 87th minute, Belgium’s Divock Origi sealed Liverpool’s victory with a shot from a corner trouble.
Liverpool FC have won the sixth UEFA Champions League (or European Champion Clubs’ Cup) in their history. The Reds are now out of Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona (5 titles) and are closer to AC Milan (7 titles) and Real Madrid (13 titles). This is their first European trophy since 2005.
“It’s amazing, we did it all together. I have not quite understood about the moment but I will never forget it. It was important for us, for the club, for the city. Now you have to enjoy. ”
“It’s always painful to lose a match of such importance. We played with our principles, our values but we were a little too shy. We woke up in the last fifteen minutes. ”