06122021

Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0 to win Champions League final in Madrid

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah (15) is Liverpool’s second highest Champions League scorer behind Steven Gerrard (21)

Liverpool are the champions of Europe for the sixth time after beating Tottenham in a lacklustre all-English Champions League final in Madrid.

Mohamed Salah scored the opening goal after only two minutes, slamming home a penalty after Moussa Sissoko handled Sadio Mane’s cross.

It was almost all downhill from there in terms of quality and action – until semi-final hero Divock Origi blasted home a second late on to send Reds fans into delirium.

The quality of the game in the Spanish heat will not bother Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who bounced back from losing last year’s final to Real Madrid.

Tottenham’s gamble to start Harry Kane, who had been out for almost two months with ligament damage, did not pay off and he was subdued, along with most of his team-mates.

Spurs – who did not have a shot on target until the 73rd minute – had their two best chances with 10 minutes to go with Son Heung-min and substitute Lucas Moura having good shots saved by Alisson in quick succession.

It is the Reds’ first trophy under boss Klopp, who had lost his previous six finals including two Champions Leagues.

Full report to follow.

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Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 2.

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Rose.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Alisson.

Attempt saved. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Kane.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Joel Matip.

Offside, Liverpool. Divock Origi tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.

Substitution, Liverpool. Joseph Gomez replaces Sadio Mané.

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 2. Divock Origi (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joel Matip following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Lucas Moura tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Alisson.

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).

Attempt missed. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Fernando Llorente replaces Dele Alli.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jan Vertonghen.

Attempt saved. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dele Alli.

Attempt saved. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Rose.

Attempt saved. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dele Alli.

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

Hand ball by Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur).

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Virgil van Dijk.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Eric Dier replaces Moussa Sissoko because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.

Attempt missed. James Milner (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Lucas Moura replaces Harry Winks.

Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

Fabinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

Joel Matip (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Liverpool. James Milner replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.

Substitution, Liverpool. Divock Origi replaces Roberto Firmino.

Attempt missed. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Mohamed Salah.

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