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Radiant Real Madrid adds a new record after winning Champions League

Champions Real Madrid proved yet again they’re unparalleled in football after defeating Liverpool 3-1 at the Champions League final at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Ukraine.

Bale’s ‘wondergoal’ took Real Madrid winning ways

Welshman Gareth Bale made an entry on the 61st minute after a tactical change that got Isco out by coach Zinedine Zidane. It took him just three minutes to score what the football world is calling a ‘wondergoal’, performing a bicycle kick to put RMA ahead of the game at 2-1. His second goal in the 82nd minute made his team clear favourites to win the final.

Loris Karius blames himself for the ‘mistakes’

Liverpool’s goalkeeper Loris Karius became an overnight meme for his mistakes during the final and has put the blame on himself for the loss. He told sports news outlet talkSPORT he has “let them down” and would “go back in time if he could.” He continued “It is very hard right now, but that is the life of a goalkeeper. You have got to get your head up again.”

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Karius’ mistakes took no time to turn into memes

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Photograph credit: 9GAG
Photograph credit: 9GAG

Real Madrid now has a hat-trick of Champions League wins

Victorious Real Madrid won back-to-back Champions League titles over the three years. In 2016, they won the finals against Athletico Madrid in a thrilling match that concluded with penalties to decide the winner as the score read 1-1 after full time. RMA eventually won the penalties 5-3. In the last edition, Real Madrid dominated the finals against Juventus, winning 4-1, thanks to Christiano Ronaldo’s two goals along with one goal each by Casemiro and Asensio.

Mohamed Salah’s shoulder injury puts his World Cup chances in danger

Perhaps the most desolate moment of the match, crowds at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex turned silent after witnessing the Egyptian football sensation Mohamed Salah’s shoulder injury at the 31st minute by Sergio Ramos. Salah was shown in despair after leaving the ground and Ramos posted a tweet soon after the match about the incident.

Yet again, it couldn’t stop football fans from coming up with memes comparing Ramos to WWE.

Christiano Ronaldo now has five Champions League titles to his name

Real Madrid legend Christiano Ronaldo is the only player to have won the Champions Trophy five times. His first title was during his stint with Manchester United in 2008, followed by four titles with Real Madrid in 2014, 2016, 2017 and this year. Along with Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane is the first European football manager to win three back-to-back European championships.