It was a frustrating night for Liverpool as they went down yet again to Real Madrid in match marked by raucous and disturbances. The match started 36 minutes late after there was a crowd disruption outside the stadium. For this the opening ceremony was also shortened.
It was revenge time for Liverpool to avenge their 1-3 defeat against Real Madrid in 2018. However, they felt short to avenge their defeat. They were thoroughly dominant in the first half. They had five shots on target in the first half with Madrid failing to even register a shot.
Sadio Mane even forced Thibaut Curtois to an excellent stop in the first half. Still, they had no luck and the scoreline read 0-0 in the first half.However, there was greater urgency seen in the Real gameplay after the first half. Moreover, Liverpool also looked a bit tame in the second half. This resulted in the only goal of the match.
Robertson lost the ball in the midfield, therefore, giving the Real to attack on the break. A wonderful run from Frederico Valverde down the wing and then a wonderful cross to Vinicius Jr. sealed the deal for tournament veterans.
LIVERPOOL PLAYER RATINGS
He had to do little in the first half except a goal that was later ruled out after a lengthy check by VAR. However, he was not in a position to do anything for the goal that the Reds conceded.
Trent Alexander-Arnold 7/10
He failed to mark his man Vinicius for the goal that he scored. Apart from that, he shone occasional brilliance in the final third. Moreover, he had an excellent cross to Diaz.
Ibrahim Konate 8/10
He was the pick of the players for the Reds. He held the defence very well. Moreover, he repelled the threat of Karim Benzema with ease.
Virgil Van Dijk 6/10
He did not look his usual best in a crucial match as the UCL final. Moreover, he got picked out for the goal of Vinicius.
Andy Robertson 5/10
He lost the ball that led to the only goal of the match. Moved forward but without posing any threat to the opposition.
Played after quite a long time. However, he did not look rusty. Still, did not look dangerous.
Jordan Henderson 6/10
Pressed very well and was eager to win the ball. Otherwise, could not do much higher up the pitch.
A lot of doubts surrounding his availability surfaced before the start of the game. However, he did not look like he had an injury while he played. He played his passes with the same accuracy and also helped in breaking up the play. ‘
Mohamed Salah 5/10
Could barely see him throughout the match. Real dealt with him very professionally.
Luiz Diaz 6/10
Could not do much to test Curtois. However, he did well to track back and help out Robertson.
Sadio Mane 7/10
He had an excellent shot on goal which was saved by Curtois, fabulously. Other than that he did not pose much threat.
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