Based solely on the stats, it seems like Liverpool had a better performance. With 24 shots, with 9 on target, as compared to Real Madrid’s 4 shots, with 2 on target, it seems almost unbelievable that Real Madrid won the match with a clean sheet. Liverpool had more shots, passes, possession and corners. Real Madrid, however, managed to succeed when they needed to.
Valverde saw Vinicius Jr. open, took advantage of Trent Alexander Arnold’s mistake in marking Vini, and provided a great assist. All that was left for Vini to do was tap the ball into the net, which he did with ease.
Real Madrid are champions of Europe for the 14th time. There is heartbreak for Liverpool fans, who lost the Premier League just 6 days ago, as Manchester City scored 3 goals in under 6 minutes to take the lead against Aston Villa, and now the Champions League as well. Meanwhile, fans of Los Blancos are thrilled to end the season as champions of Spain as well as Europe.