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01st Jun 2019

Liverpool and Tottenham break record in Champions League final

Wayne Farry

champions league final

It was certainly a Champions League final

You can say a lot of things about the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur: it certainly existed.

The game took place, and it ended, and no one on earth can ever deny that fact.

Unfortunately, for the vast majority of the 90 minutes in between it was fairly insipid stuff on the Wanda Metropolitano pitch in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Liverpool got an early goal via a Mohamed Salah penalty and sealed the win via a very late finish by substitute Divock Origi, but in the middle the entire affair was rather tepid.

Neither side got into the swing of things and both seemed either unwilling or unable to fully shake off the shackles and play their natural game.

It took Tottenham until the second half before they had a chance of note, and both teams actually went the entire game without picking up a booking.

This might not sound unusual but it is in fact the first time this has ever happened in a Champions League final since the competition rebranded from the European Cup in 1992.

Despite this, Liverpool are unlikely to truly care about yellow and red cards, because they are – after all – the champions of Europe for the sixth time in their history.