Spurs 0-2 Liverpool: Salah And Origi Wins Sixth European Title For Reds

Spurs 0-2 Liverpool: Salah And Origi Wins Sixth European Title For Reds

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the finals of the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League season at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Spain to be crowned European champions.

Jurgen Klopp's men overcame the disappointments of last season's final loss to Real Madrid in Kyiv and missing out on the Premier League title three weeks ago to Manchester City by one point to claim a sixth European title.

Goals by forwards, Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi late in the second half gave Jurgen Klopp his first taste of victory in the final of a European competition.

Salah who was inconsolable after his injury early in that loss to Real Madrid gave the Reds the lead just after two minutes into the game. The Egyptian stepped up and fired past Lloris from the penalty spot after Moussa Sissoko was contentiously punished for a handball.

Spurs from there on controlled the game and created several chances but were denied by Liverpool goalkeeper, Allison Becker.

The Brazilian denied Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen and semifinals hero, Lucas Moura from long range as Pochettino's side sort an equalizer.

But the big blow of the final that failed to live up the heights of the blockbuster semi-finals that made this an all-Premier League showpiece came in the 87th minute when Origi scored Liverpool's second.

The 23-year-old Belgium international received the ball from Joel Matip after Spurs failed to clear a corner before firing a left-footed shot low past Lloris to break the hearts of Spurs fans who had made the trip to Spain.

From that point, the Liverpool fans in the stadium began to party, knowing that a sixth trophy that places them only behind Real Madrid(13) and AC Milan(7) will travel with their team back to the Merseyside.

The win was Jurgen Klopp's first in three finals in the competition having also lost to German champions Bayern Munich in 2013 while managing Dortmund.

It also ends a streak of six final loses for the German that includes 2 DFB Pokal losses to Bayern and Wolfsburg and 2016 defeats to Manchester City in the EFL cup and Sevilla in Europa.

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