#UCLFinal: 5 Talking Points from Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid


The final of the UEFA Champions League is one of the most-watched football matches in the world whenever the finalists take center stage.

Real Madrid

This season's final was played between Liverpool and Real Madrid and both teams gave football fans around the world something to cheer about.

Notjustok has decided to highlight the five talking points from the final match.

(1) VAR

The video assistant referee which was introduced to help referees on the pitch with decisions ruled out what seem like a legit goal from Karim Benzema for Real Madrid. According to reports from the stadium the goal was ruled out because the final touch from Thiago was not an intentional pass from the Liverpool player.

(2) Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane:

The Liverpool duo were a thorn in the flesh for the Real Madrid team, this has been the same story all season whenever the Reds play any team. The front players were a force to be reckoned with all through the game. Both players also have their contracts to sort out before it runs out at the end of the season.

(3) Thibaut Courtois:

The Belgian kept Real Madrid in the game following the world-class saves he made off the boots of Mane, Salah and other Liverpool players Courtois is the only player that played all of Madrid's Champions League games this season.

(4) Carlo Ancelotti Master Class:

The German has been able to print his style of play in this Liverpool team which has played out every time his players take onto the pitch and the game against Real Madrid was not an exception. Real Madrid's form in the Champions League this season, the way Ancelotti has set up his team in games, especially in the knockout games against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Real Madrid. This is his fourth UEFA Champions League title surpassing Zinedine Zidane who has won three.

(5) Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior:

The front men for Real Madrid have been in fantastic form this season which gave the Galacticos the league title. Karim Benzema scored a goal in the first half which was ruled out while Vinicius scored the winning goal of the game. The duo have been involved in over 100 goals for Real Madrid this season.