Fourth anniversary of the Decimotercera
NEW STORIES. 05/26/2022
Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kyiv to become the first team to win three consecutive Champions League crowns.
On May 26, 2018, real Madrid wrote a new page in their extraordinary history with the European Cup when they got up Decimoterceres in Kyiv. Our boys beat Liverpool 3-1 to become the first side to claim three straight wins Champions League crowns. With 51 minutes on the clock, Benzema opened the scoring when he leapt on the goalkeeper’s throw to divert it directly into the back of the net. Liverpool quickly equalized through Sadio Mané before the key moment in the final came at 64′ when Ball produced an incredible bicycle kick to make it 2-1. The Welshman completed his brace a few minutes later, crushing one from outside the box to clinch the 3-1.
victory saw real Madrid lay hands on a fourth Champions League trophy in five seasons, a cycle that will long be remembered by football fans around the world. On their way to victory, the madridistas faced APOEL, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham in the group stage, before taking on PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich in the round of 16. Four years later, Real Madrid and Liverpool will face off again in the Champions League final (Saturday 28 May, 21:00 CEST).
3- Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Carvajal (Nacho, 37′), Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Isco (Bale, 61′), Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Benzema (Asensio, 89′) and Cristiano Ronaldo.
1-Liverpool: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Mané, Henderson, Milner (Emre Can, 83′), Wijnaldum, Salah (Lallana, 31′) and Firmino.
1-0 (min. 51): Benzema.
1-1 (min. 55): Mane.
2-1 (min. 64): Ball.
3-1 (min. 83): Ball.
Arbitrator: Milorad Mažić (Serbia).
Stadium: Olimpiyski in Kyiv.