Mo Salah and Divock Origi’s heroics helped Liverpool clinch their sixth UEFA Champions League title, defeating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.
Salah and Origi help Liverpool win 2-0 vs Tottenham
Superstar Mohamed Salah started the all-English slowdown with the second-fastest goal in a Champions League final, with a penalty in the 2nd minute, followed by a late goal from forward Divock Origi in the 87th minute, after immense pressure by the Spurs in the second half.
Sixth title for Liverpool
Last night’s triumph marks Liverpool’s sixth UEFA Champions League title and their first since 2005. Real Madrid FC leads the European cup tally with 13 wins, followed by AC Milan with seven titles. Liverpool is the leading English club as arch-rival, Manchester United comes second with three titles.
Salah: “All the team was unbelievable”
If you follow The Reds, you might recall the sorrow after Mohamed Salah got injured on the night of the 2018 Champions League final, won by Real Madrid. This time, Salah played the entire final and talked about winning the title as a team. He said, “I am glad to play the second final in a row and play 90 minutes finally. Everyone did his best today, no great individual performances, all the team was unbelievable.”
Pochettino: “We can be optimistic”
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino praised the team, despite the loss. He said, “We were fighting, and we played so well in the second half. I feel so proud, a little bit unlucky. To be 1-0 down from the start was tough, we changed our plans but we are very proud of these players and these fans. We can be optimistic.”