Everyone is talking about Thibaut Courtois’ saves against Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final.
Without the Belgium international, Liverpool could and would become European champions for the seventh time.
Real Madrid beat Jurgen Klopp’s side 1-0 in the Champions League final in Paris last night.
Corresponding BBC SportThe Reds had 24 shots compared to Real’s four over the 90 minutes, showing the dominance of the Premier League runners-up.
Nine of those attempts hit the target but, courtesy of Courtois, none of them shook the net.
The former Chelsea goalkeeper put in an amazing performance to thwart Liverpool at every turn at the Stade de France and his saves are likely to be remembered for years to come.
Afterwards, Courtois uploaded an Instagram photo where he planted a deserved kiss on the trophy.
And Christian Benteke, who left Liverpool in a £27m deal under Klopp [BBC Sport]With his answer he got the stopper to the point.
Benteke, now at Crystal Palace, simply responded by writing: “Any player‘ is probably the easiest and yet most effective way to describe the 30-year-old.
It was a second-half winner from Vinicius Junior that ultimately proved enough to bring down the Anfield side, with Alan Shearer blaming Trent Alexander-Arnold for his defense in goal.
Despite Liverpool’s first-half dominance, they could have – and perhaps should have – ended the game half a goal down when Karim Benzema scored a rather controversial goal.
After the game, Courtois claimed this incident instilled an element of ‘fear’ in Klopp’s side, which could be a plausible theory as Carlo Ancelotti’s troops started the second half much brighter from both sides and ultimately scored.
Vinicius’ goal was a factor in the win but it was Thibaut Courtois’ save against Liverpool that largely saw the Spaniards win the competition for the 14th time.
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