Liverpool Beats Tottenham 2-0 to Win Champions League Final

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with the Champions League Trophy. Photo by BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10265937vs)

It wasn’t the most beautiful or exciting Champions League Final on Saturday night at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, but Liverpool did enough to win their 6th Champions League title.

Liverpool defeated Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to take home the crown as the winner of Europe’s premier international competition. Despite playing an underwhelming game, Liverpool did enough to score two goals and keep Tottenham from finding the net.

It was a strange game in which a penalty was whistled on Tottenham at only the 30-second mark in the first half. A ball hit Spurs defender Moussa Sissoko in the armpit area, and the referees awarded the Reds a controversial penalty after consulting VAR.

Mo Salah converted the shot just over a diving Hugo Lloris to give Liverpool an early 1-0 lead.

Tottenham pushed for the goal and looked to be the better team for much of the first half, but they couldn’t get past Liverpool’s stout defense and keeper Allison Becker.

In the second half, Spurs didn’t do much better. Despite consistent pressure, Becker was sure and steady in goal and kept Tottenham from scoring. Perhaps Tottenham’s best chance in the game came during a Christian Eriksen free kick that Becker saved brilliantly in the final 10 minutes.

Right after that save, Liverpool killed the game after Georginio Wijnaldum scored a goal after Tottenham failed to clear a corner. The goal put Liverpool up 2-0 in the 88th minute, and at that point, there was nothing else that Spurs could do.

The game finished with that final score, and Liverpool fans went crazy celebrating the club’s sixth Champions League trophy.