UCLFinal: Salah and Origi help Liverpool to a sixth European title

UCLFinal: Salah and Origi help Liverpool to a sixth European title

Mo Salah and Divorck Origi scored in each half and lead Liverpool football club to a sixth European Cup/Champions League crown. The Merseyside club beat fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspurs 2.0 in the final in Madrid.

Egypt International, Mohamed Salah opened the scoring via a penalty in the first half before Origi netted the winner with three minutes to play.

Liverpool becomes the most successful team in Champions League history after Real Madrid, 13, and AC Milan, seven (7).

In what was the second all-English final in the UCL, Jurgen Klopp’s men were far from their usual vintage selves but did just about enough to lift the title for the second time of asking at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Inspired by their heartbreak against Real Madrid last season, Salah put the Reds ahead courtesy of a second-minute spot kick after Moussa Sissoko handled the ball inside the box.

Spurs tried to come back into the game thereafter but found themselves 1-0 behind at the break. There were really no changes after the restart as both sides looked quite a match for each other.

Spurs dominated possession but created next to nothing as Liverpool’s defence led by Virgil Van Dijk looked well drilled and hard to break down.

With time running out on them, Spurs piled on the pressure late on but instead of the equaliser it was Liverpool who doubled their advantage via substitute, Origi, with three minutes left to play.

The Reds held on for the win and their sixth title in their ninth final in the Champions League.

For Klopp, it is third-time lucky as he finally lays hands on the coveted trophy that has eluded him since his time at Borussia Dortmund.

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