MADRID – Champions League Final 2018/2019. Tottenham-Liverpool 0-2 , goals: Salah on penalty at 2 'and Origi at 84'.
Liverpool beats Tottenham and takes European champions for the sixth time in its history . Thanks to this triumph, Liverpool has beaten both Barcelona and Bayern Monaco with five cups on the bulletin board. Liverpool became the third club with more triumphs in the history of the Champions League behind Real Madrid , leaders with 13 cups on the bulletin board, and Milan , with 7 large-eared cups in the curriculum.
This is the first success for German coach Jurgen Klopp after losing two Champions League finals. The first against Bayern, at the time of Borussia Dortmund, the second with Liverpool, last year, against Real Madrid.
Tonight's final was not spectacular and certainly was below expectations but Liverpool deservedly won it because he immediately released it, thanks to the episode that led to Salah's goal penalty, and he was able to control it until the final paw of Origi.
Tottenham , in his first Champions League final, found himself unprepared and did not have the mental strength to return to the game . After a minute, Sissoko gave Liverpool a penalty for a silly handball on Mané's cross. From the eleven meters Salah was presented which marked rather fortunately. His penalty was central but Lloris moved and therefore failed to parry him.
In the final Origi, who entered the field a few minutes instead of Firmino, got the winning diagonal that condemned Tottenham to defeat. It was also the first triumph for the two former Romanists Salah and Alisson.
Both were protagonists of a great final. Salah scored the goal that opened the match while Alisson found himself ready in the final assaults of Tottenham where he was protagonist of two non-trivial parades.
Thanks to this success, Liverpool qualified for the grand final of the European Super Cup where they will face Chelsea.
Tottenham-Liverpool 0-2, the match report.
In Madrid, the Champions League is awarded. Liverpool ahead after just two minutes. The referee awarded a penalty to the Reds for a handball by Sissoko on a Mané cross. From eleven meters, it has centrally transformed Salah. Powerful conclusion of the former Roma striker.
At 16 ', Liverpool went close to doubling. The long-distance conclusion of Alexander Arnold came out of a whisper to beaten Lloris. At 18 ′, the game stood still for about a minute for a field invasion of a girl in a bikini. After the intervention of the ordering service of the stadium, the situation has returned to normal.
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Tottenham-Liverpool, the first half ended on a 1-0 score for the Reds with Salah's goal on penalty.
At 53 ', a splendid cross from Robertson from the left with Lloris who was very good at anticipating Mané. At 56 ', Rose's left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area was deflected into the corner by van Dijk. At 57 ', Vertonghen's header came out of a whisker. At 57 ′, Firmino is replaced by the Liverpool-Barcelona hero Origi.
At 64 ', Pochettino tried everything for everything by putting Lucas Moura in the field instead of an off Winks. At 72 ', Dele Alli tried to surprise Alisson with a lob that was easily blocked by the former Roma goalkeeper.
At 84 ', Liverpool scored the goal that ended the Champions League final . Origi started a great diagonal with the left that ended his run, in an unstoppable way, by the edge of the pole. It's over, Liverpool won the "English derby" and is European champion.
Tottenham-Liverpool, the choices of the two coaches.
OFFICIAL FORMATIONS of the Champions League final 2018/2019 Tottenham-Liverpool.
Big surprises in the starting line-up for Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino sends Lucas Moura, hero of the semi-final against Ajax, to the bench to relaunch Harry Kane, striker of the English national football team, from the first minute.
Many thought that Pochettino would have confirmed the trust to Lucas Moura after the hat-trick against Ajax which earned him the Spurs final but the Argentine coach sent him to the bench inserting Kane, a player back from a very long injury.
Pochettino could have played with both ends but preferred to deploy three midfielders behind Harry Kane. Pochettino decided to field his Tottenham with 4-2-3-1. Among the posts, confidence in France's world champion goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
In front of him, a four-man defense with Trippier and Rose fullbacks and Alderweireld and Vertonghen at the center of the defense. Sissoko and Winks were deployed in a two-man midfield to protect the defense. The three half-points behind Harry Kane are Dele Alli, Eriksen and Son. Forward, Harry Kane acts as a single point.
Liverpool does not experiment, but here too there are surprises because Origi, author of two goals in the historical comeback against Barcelona, was sent to the bench by Jurgen Klopp. The German coach fielded Liverpool with the 4-3-3, a form of memory zemaniana.
Among the poles, wide to the strongest goalkeeper in the world, the Brazilian Alisson Becker. In front of him there was a four-man defense with Robertson and Alexander Arnold on the outside and van Dijk and Matip in the middle of the defense.
Midfield three with Fabinho, Henderson and the "bomber" Wijnaldum, who scored twice in the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.
Trident of wonders with Momo Salah, Bobby Firmino and Sadio Mané. Klopp sent Origi to the bench because the owner, Firmino, recovered from his injury.
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Winks; Alli, Eriksen, Son; Kane. All. Mauricio Pochettino.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané. All. Jurgen Klopp.
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