Liverpool have been crowned Champions of Europe after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the final of UEFA Champions League 2018-2019 held in Madrid. The goals were scored by Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah in the 2nd minute through penalty and Divock Okoth Origi in the 87th minute. Mohamed Salah has now become second highest goal scorer in Champions League for Liverpool with 15 goals, behind Steven Gerrard who scored 21 goals in the competition.
The is Liverpool’s sixth trophy of the tournament. The last time they won the trophy was back in 2005 under Rafael Benitez’s management. This was Liverpool’s second consecutive attempt in the finals under German manager Jürgen Norbert Klopp. Last year the club was beaten by Real Madrid in the finals by 3-1.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s worst decision going into the finals was to not play Lucas Moura who was the superstar of their semi-finals game against Dutch giants Ajax. Tottenham were 2-0 down and they came from behind to win the game 3-2 with Moura’s superb hat-trick in the second-half and ended Ajax’s hope to play the final of the competition. Moura was only brought in to the final against Liverpool, approximately 24 minutes before the final whistle.
One of the interesting highlights of the game was that it was the first ever Champions League final in which no card was shown to any player.