The second half of this final was the match while the first half is nothing but bad news for Egypt and Spain for the upcoming World Cup. Mo Salah walked off the pitch with what is being reported as a dislocated shoulder. If it was, then that means that Egypt will have to play the World Cup this year without him. He was followed by Dani Carvajal hobbling off the pitch. Then came the second half and Lorius Karius’ 45 minutes of horror. He first gifted the lead to Real madrid with a horrendous error and later allowed Gareth Bale to score his second goal of the night with another blooper. Between these Sadio Mane scored an eqialiser and Bale put Real ahead with a bicycle kick that can be described only through superlatives. He suspended himself in the air and potentially set his Real Madrid career back on track.
Real Madrid have faced Liverpool once in the Champions League final. That was back when the competition was called the European Cup and Bob Paisley's Liverpool won the Champions League making him the first to win the competition three times as a manager. Since then Carlo Ancelotti has matched this achievement and tonight, Zinedine Zidane stands the chance of doing the same. The Frenchman would also become the first manager to win the title three times on the bounce. Records and memories are on the offer today.