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Follow all the action on the Champions League final with Real Madrid against Liverpool in Kiev

  • Loris Karius
    Liverpool's Loris Karius looks dejected after Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (not pictured) scores their thImage Credit: Reuters
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (L) vies with Liverpool's Andrew Robertson
    Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (L) vies with Liverpool's Andrew RobertsonImage Credit: AFP
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale scores his side's second goal during the Champions League final
    Real Madrid's Gareth Bale scores his side's second goal during the Champions League finalImage Credit: AP
  • Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring the opening  goal
    Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring the opening goal Image Credit: AFP
  • Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk  and Real Madrid's Isco vie for the ball
    Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk and Real Madrid's Isco vie for the ball Image Credit: AFP
  • Liverpool's Mohamed Salah reacts after an injury during the UEFA Champions League final
    Liverpool's Mohamed Salah reacts after an injury during the UEFA Champions League finalImage Credit: AFP
  • Real Madrid's Karim Benzema scores a goal which was later disallowed
    Real Madrid's Karim Benzema scores a goal which was later disallowed Image Credit: AFP
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's James Milner jump for the ball
    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's James Milner jump for the ballImage Credit: AFP
  • Real Madrid's Keylor Navas and Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk go for a ball
    Real Madrid's Keylor Navas and Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk go for a ballImage Credit: AP
  • Real Madrid's Keylor Navas (right) and Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum (centre) vie for the ball
    Real Madrid's Keylor Navas (right) and Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum (centre) vie for the ball Image Credit: AFP
  • Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo (centre) passes the ball
    Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo (centre) passes the ballImage Credit: AFP
  • Real Madrid's supporters hold scarves and flags prior to the UEFA Champions League final
    Real Madrid's supporters hold scarves and flags prior to the UEFA Champions League final Image Credit: AFP
  • At Harafeesh cafe in Dubai, hundreds of fans have turned up to watch the Champions League final
    At Harafeesh cafe in Dubai, hundreds of fans have turned up to watch the Champions League final.Image Credit: Yousra Zaki/Gulf News
  • Liverpool fans light fireworks prior to the Champions League Final match
    Liverpool fans light fireworks prior to the Champions League Final matchImage Credit: AP

Gulf News' Ashley Hammond, Yousra Zaki and Matt Smith bring you all the latest news on the Champions League final. Here's how it unfolded

 

Kiev: Gareth Bale scored twice including an incredible overhead kick after coming off the bench as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday.

Karim Benzema struck a bizarre opening goal on 51 minutes before Liverpool, who lost leading scorer Mohamed Salah to injury in the first half, replied through Sadio Mane.

Bale replaced Isco on the hour and connected with an outrageous acrobatic effort on 64 minutes to put Real back in front. The Welshman sealed a record-extending 13th European Cup title for Real with seven minutes left as a dreadful mistake from Loris Karius allowed his long-range shot to find the net.


As it happened:


Substitutions to pass the time


Meanwhile in Dubai, Liverpool fans get up to leave


Bale on fire with new goal

Bale struck from 25-30 yards while Karius fumbled. Two mistakes from keeper now. The score is now 3-1


As it stands: 2-1


Goal from Bale

It's a goal with an overhead kick from Bale to put the score at 2-1.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale scores his side's second goal during the Champions League final



And here's how fans in Dubai reacted


Mane scores, tie at 1-1


Goal!

Benzema scores a goal at 51 minutes into the game. Score is 1-0 for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring the opening goal


Second-half starts


Half-time: The score so far


Benzema's goal disallowed

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema scored a goal which was later disallowed for offside.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema scores a goal which was later disallowed


Another injury

At 35 minutes into the game, another injury with Cavahal down for Real Madrid. Lots of tears so far, no goals with score at 0-0.


Salah is out 

29 minutes into the game, Salah in tears, walking off pitch, injured. He's off the finals after getting injured in a fall following a tackle by Ramos. It's a massive blow for Liverpool with Salah off and Lalana on.


Trent-Arnold comes close for Liverpool at 24 minutes into the game. Liverpool have dominated so far

 


UAE fans root for Salah


Goalless early game

Ronaldo shoots just over 16 minutes. Van Dijk misses out on a header at back post at 18 minutes into the game. The score is still 0-0

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's James Milner jump for the ball


Salah intercepted

Salah comes close! But the ball intercepted by a Real Madrid player.


Kick off!

Ronaldo was trying to psyche out Salah in the tunnel with a glance before the game, formation 4312 real 433 Liverpool, Bale on bench.


Fans crowd old Dubai

Scores of fans have turned up in Egyptian restaurant Al Harafeesh in old Dubai to watch Liverpool versus Read Madrid in the Champions League final. The crowd sits and eagerly waits for the kick off. It's no secret they are here to watch Mo Salah play.


Bale on bench for Real Madrid

Kiev: Gareth Bale starts on the bench for Real Madrid in Saturday's Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev, with coach Zinedine Zidane preferring Isco to the Welshman.

As a result, the Real starting line-up is the same as that which took to the field in last year's final, when the Spanish giants beat Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff.

Real are looking to win the Champions League for the third year running, and the fourth time in five seasons.

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