Liverpool's regret: Season for the ages has sour ending
France Soccer Champions League Final Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold reacts at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Saint Denis near Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2022. That's the scenario facing Liverpool's players as they return home on Sunday from their painful Champions League final loss in Paris to a trophy parade through their city. Then Klopp's team lost 1-0 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday to be denied a seventh European Cup. After losing the 2018 Champions League final, also to Madrid, the team bounced back by winning the competition the following year. “Where is it next season?” he asked about the Champions League final.wftv.com
Madrid wins Champions League final marred by crowd chaos
APTOPIX France Soccer Champions League Final Real Madrid's Marcelo lifts the trophy as players celebrate winning the Champions League final soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Saint Denis near Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) (Frank Augstein)PARIS — (AP) — Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe. Yet another showpiece European soccer game tarnished by chaotic crowd issues and disorder. They lost out on the Premier League title by one point last weekend and the Champions League to a Madrid team that had one shot on target in the final. Marcelo is one of a slew of Madrid players to capture a fifth Champions League title, just one off the record held by Francisco Gento, a Madrid great from the 1950s and '60s.wftv.com
Real Madrid beats Liverpool 1-0 for 14th European Cup title
France Soccer Champions League Final Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Champions League final soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Saint Denis near Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) (Frank Augstein)PARIS — (AP) — Real Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing crowd issues outside the Stade de France on Saturday. Brazil winger Vinícius Júnior applied a close-range finish in the 59th minute from Federico Valverde’s drive across the face of goal, securing a win that gave Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti a record fourth European Cup title. Madrid cemented its status as the king of European soccer, given the Spanish giant owns double the number of European Cups as the No. The scenes were reminiscent of the chaos outside Wembley Stadium before the European Championship final last year between England and Italy.wftv.com
Madrid beats Alavs 2-0 for 8th straight win in title march
(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)BARCELONA Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid move one step closer to dethroning Lionel Messis Barcelona on Friday. Benzema scored one goal and set up another to lead Madrid to beating Alavs 2-0 and restoring a four-point lead over Barcelona in the Spanish league with only three rounds left. Benzema scored a penalty kick in the 11th minute and assisted Marco Asensio in the 50th to ensure an eighth straight victory since La Liga resumed play after stopping for three months due to the pandemic. His 18th league goal of the season is second only to Messis 22. Madrid took full control just after halftime when Benzema broke Alavs offside trap to reach Rodrygos through-ball.